Performance/HD Video 3:30 min, loop
6 water color paintings
The piece Recover was done at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts and Media in Venice.
Participants were invited to deal with the topic "Lviv, View from Inside - View from Outside". Reading about the Ukrainian city Lviv it turned out to have a very complex and problematic history. Dark chapters are obscured and covered still today and the city needs to deal with its history in order to recover.
I found myself in Venice in a class of international people dealing with the history of a city I had not heard before. Investigating the topic, talking to the other participants I found that one way to approach this complex topic is in an abstract way in order to not deliver something superficial.
In our studio at the Palazzo Zenobio in Venice - a historic place - I made a simple intervention which deals with the subjects of covering, hiding and reconstructing.
The titel Recover has several meanings; Recover as to get well again or recuperate, to recover as to cover something again, but also to recover as regaining possession of something.