The Ecstasy exhibition is freely inspired by the Czech film of the same name from 1932 (dir. G. Machatý), who was one of the first of its kind to attract attention with its artistic values. At the same time, he provoked contradictory reactions through scenes with a naked representative in natural environments. The second motivation for creating the exhibition is the archive
– own and found, which we often obtain (found) in physical or digital form and we do not pay attention
to it. However, it can be full of “ecstasy”, inspiration, exotics, desires, passions, natural motives, but also nudity or eroticism. Interest in this topic comes out from the previous collaboration of the two authors, who presented themselves in the form of site-specific installations by fictitious environment, permanent-tem- porary gardens with rare flora. A series of new works have been created for the “Extase” exhibition at the Station Contemporary Art Gallery, which are inge- niously transformed into objects, paintings, collages, and post-Internet photographs. Both authors deal with the common theme authentically, but they remain in a common dialogue.
with Klaudia Korbelic, Station gallery, Bratislava, 2022