LOOK FOR A COMPETENT PERSON
2013, object (8x49x8cm) and interaction
Inflatable object (slightly modified ready made) with printed text on a great part of its surface. The text is consisted of warning yet confusing messages what the object’s function is not, accompanied by the cautions for the need of competent supervision while using the object.
The title of this work “Look for a Competent Person”, written on the caption aside, can be read as an instruction as well. Thus it can lead to the performer - a person wandering nearby, labeled as “Competent Person”. To the possible interaction by the audience, his response is showing lack of knowledge about the object.
The work was produced in the context of the group exhibition “Where is Everyone?” organized by Kooperacija Initiative and held in a total darkness.
Harald Schenker, Politics of art, www.balkaninsight.com, 18 March 2013