Priscilla – Queen of the Medina, Marrakesh
by Sergej Vutuc
Priscilla – Queen of the Medina
27 Derb el Ferrane Azbezt, Marrakesh
18th of March 2016
a black & white photocopy exhibition
by Maycec / Damien Sayer / Vonverhille / Alizée Lenox
projection – artist books
75 g/m2 (referring to the paper weight used) is a collaboration between three photographers Vonverhille / Damien Sayer / Maycec and one poet Alizée Lenox.
An inherently nomad feel comes across in their collections. In a DIY spirit, the idea behind the photocopy is to propose quality photography at a low price, accessible to all. Contrasts are brought forward, black and white strike, reinforcing the idea of an encounter, further plays on formats, from A0 to A4 bring a dynamic to the compositions.
Each show explores a new theme, which sits besides the previous ones, thus spreading and investing the walls in an ever growing scale.
The work of Sergej Vutuc is about observing the development of the modern society; a privatization of the public space and conquering the nature with concrete, on one side, and the natural human urge to expand one’s consciousness, to be in between, to exist playfully and live through imagination, on the other side. Skateboard culture is just one of many contemporary social subcultures whose philosophy is based on the aspiration for playfulness and urge to use the open space in the context of freedom of expression.
Sergej researches this phenomenon and participates in it through his position of the modern nomad, whose radius of movement includes specific places such as Fukushima, Detroit, Israel and Palestine, strong symbols of on going human mistakes and wrong directions in social and economic development. Through his work, he grasps a surreal feeling of a new or parallel existence, and, even though it can sound utopian, moments of the shift of perception in the human and the society in general.
Dunja Jankovic, Skver