Kaleidoscope of the news, 2012, installation, various materials, 300 x 300 x 160 cm
Installation named Kaleidoscope of news is directly related to the Info-export project. I asked a Slovak member of ISAF troops serving in Afghanistan to hand over my gift to any local inhabitant. It was a hand-made kaleidoscope filled with lots of info graphics on Afghanistan. It is the sort of gesture of demonstrating emblematic coverage on Afghanistan, which I can see in the usual dominant media as a Central European citizen. (intentionally except of alternative communication channels such as blogs, NGOs, extremist org. etc.) A particular Afghan thus received a compressed kaleidoscopic view of the area in which he lives. Kaleidoscope itself is a metaphor for the deconstructed – a fragmented prism view of the fact conveyed by media. Consequently, a memorable photograph was made from these informal peace meetings between the two parties (the ISAF soldiers and the Afghan citizen) where the Afghan’s identity had to be kept secret for safety reasons. The installation presented in Halle 14 (Leipzig) itself is a monumentalized version of the gift kaleidoscope. It more resembles fortified nests of a news consumer.