Zázrak je na inom mieste / The Miracle is Elsewhere
My diploma project The Miracle is Elsewhere was crucial for my later pieces and I am still dealing with approaches and problems that I have discovered and articulated for my research in this project. My work with photography comes from my previous video-works that were usually loops of only a one shot. I have tried to use this experience with looped micro-story in my dealing with photography. Important moment was the theme of illusion and myth appearing here. I have recycled images which are archetypal representation of certain themes or meanings and which don't leave much space for other interpretations. I have created the stage for them and presented them with new roles: wild sea as special tablecloth, mythic swamp in the chest of drawers, Zord - fighter from popular fairy tale Power Rangers found on the website of origami fanatics, horses cut from advertisement running on the writing table, the mountain Kriváň, Slovak national symbol as cursed magic mountain found at the plastic bag. I gave the images new freedom based on subjective perception and without dependence on their prior prefiguration. Formally works were using simple handmade effects to play with the illusion and to deal with sculptural approach within the 2D platform of photography. In a way, I was more interested to see the shot of the scene as what was physically present. The scenes came to life only after I made a photo of them.