Uncategorised · 2023

Resistance to the laws of scarcity production

2023
pots, foam, acrylic pen on exterior acrylic lacquer
cca 470cm x 100cm

Food and employment for people in rural areas – where most of the world’s hunger is concentrated – remains unaddressed. Hunger becomes politically significant only when the poor come to the cities and turn it into anger, and when there is a threat of an uprising to challenge the laws of cheap nature. Here, in the bourgeoisie’s interest in this law and in its need to keep the workers quiet, we find the origin of what has come to be known as the Green Revolution.
— A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet, Rajeev Charles Patel & Jason W. Moore, 2020, Verso
Other Edges of the World at Meetfactory Prague. Photo © Jan Kolský
Other Edges of the World at Meetfactory Prague. Photo © Jan Kolský

The timeline passes through three bodies drawn in pots: my body 1981 – 2040, my grandmother’s body 1921 – 1980, and her grandmother’s body 1860 – 1920. It traces the trend of the crisis from managed to unmanaged capitalism and the ecological catastrophe associated with it.

Supported using public funding from the Slovak Arts Council.