Installation One of the crowd serves both as commentary and a demonstration, pointing to the dullness of human perception with an emphasis on the surrounding factors. We focus on group thinking, how it affects the viewer, and the variability of the individual’s vision and his thinking as a member of the crowd.
Using projection and semi-transparent mirrors, we try to simulate the situation of an individual in a gallery full of visitors. His visit is so influenced by other audiences, who can change his perception of artworks so drastically that he is often barely able to see them through the mass of people.
The installation includes a self-portrait of a painter named Ernest Neuschl. We are interested in how the perception of Neuschul’s painting will be changed as part of the installation, and how its incorporation will work with the inclusion of other contemporary artworks in the gallery.
Unfortunately, it’s difficult (if not impossible) to imagine how Neuschul’s pictures were perceived at the time of his life. That is partly because the society was paying more attention to him. The author’s background, time and social climate predetermined everything he had created. Everything was considered from the position of the majority – the crowd.
interactive installation, 2018
in cooperation with Alexandra Naušová, Václav Nosek, Anna Minářová