Ballad

Ballad


site-specific 2018

 

..."A vanished body in a ‘gypsy’ scarf grows in a dim light from a container full of red liquid. There is music from Roma funeral in wistful melodic style halgató that the artist has remastered and she has made the colour of slow, gliding tones stand out in deceleration. Everything appears as a miraculous ephemeral phenomenon. As if we are looking at a monument that does not actually exist – it levitates in front of us in the dusk of oblivion. (Because we wanted to forget. For instance, our prejudice, all the evil assigned to the Roma ethnic, Roma holocaust, a picture of Roma woman who was meant to embody all our exotic fantasies and yet she has to stay obediently on the margins of our interest.)"

Lucia Gregorová Stach