When is the End?
music: Mateusz Rybicki
Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Art in Public Space Studio, Art Mediation Chair
work made under the supervision of Dr Tomasz Opania
“The desire to grow richer, which is ‘present’ in the symbolic gesture of rubbing a coin, emphasises the dangerous causative power of such expectations. The history of the gesture is longer than the myth about Midas, who changed into gold whatever he touched. Greed that focuses attention and efforts on one’s interests could obscure selfless relationships and prompt the afflicted individual to look for infinity in the wrong places. The vice used to be considered a form of idolatry for a reason – it forces an individual to bow to something that is not worth it. The installation is an attempt to look for the moment when the human desire to possess is finally satiated.”
photo: Wojciech Chrubasik