Jorge Rodriguez Gerada:
Expectation (Pričakovanje)

 

Prod, pesek, barva
Artefakt: digitalni tisk na arhivski papir
Format: 50×70 cm, serija: 250, 2008

Ogromen obraz Baracka Obame kot znamka upanja, pričakovanj in hkrati krhkosti le-teh. Projekt namreč megalomanizira podobo upanja, s pomočjo katere se je iztržilo zaupanje množic volilcev in hkrati vanjo zarezuje. Teža projekta je velika – več 650 ton peska in proda, postavljenih na obali Barcelone. In ker je predvolilna kampanja obljubila upanje ZDA in posledično celotnemu svetu, je tehtna tudi uporaba materiala. S tehniko peščene mandale izvajajo avtohtoni prebivalci ZDA tradicionalni ritual zdravljenja zemlje. Umetnost pri njih ni ločena od življenja in tako se s to tehniko spojijo simbolno, naravno in politično. Peščena mandala je bila zato narejena kot način priprošnje k spremembi, hkrati pa aludira na to, kako lahko ta naval upanja izgine tako kot pesek v vetru.

Podoba ameriškega vpliva in nenazadnje upanja, da se bo ameriška politika spremenila, posuta po tleh evropskega pristanišča, je bila vidna samo iz zraka in bila zato prevelika, da bi jo lahko zajeli.

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