Bogdan Matei - The Room
Organizer: Faculty of Arts and Design of the Western University of Timisoara
Location: Triade Interart Foundation
Program: 29.09.2017 – 5.11.2017
The illustration of personal claustration and a critique of subjectivity of the artist’s thinking, are materialized with the help of the installation and personal objects, sketchbooks, and the notation of events that changed the artist’s way. With the help of key objects, it is possible to decrypt certain states of mind that the artist experiences. The sound is an important part of the installation rendering the exterior and interior interference of the artist. The almost indescriptible words that are heard are denials and answers that repeat themselves indefinitely in the artist’s subconscious. Another theme of the installation is success, here it is interpreted as an obsessive, hallucinatory target that participates in the inner blockage. Considered to be a chamber of the artist’s mind, ,,The Room” invites the viewer to empathize with the artist and to become the artist himself throughout the experience. The subject that the installation propose does not rely on the interaction with the artist’s intimate space, but rather on the artist’s substitution by the viewer. It’s an attempt to metamorphose, to become another person completely and to let the viewer’s mind be flooded by the artist’s feelings.