The intervention suggests the probability that the bible is the best selling book of all time. In contrast to the minimal intervention, it proposes the idea of how belief-systems can go hand in hand with financial power, that rule, balance or create chaos on a global scale. More powerful then the selling aspect of the book, is the notion of how well spread an ideology can be and it underlines the mechanisms that can control our beliefs. As an object it becomes threatening and frightening with just a few words, which draws our attention to the power of text and the technologies behind information spreading and accessibility.
Bisnitar is a trophy like statue. It is based on a few photographs from a series created in a spy-like fashion with a phone in Cluj and Tirgu Mures (Romania). Bisnitari are wheeler-dealers in romanian, a loanword from english, business. The Bisnitars generally exchange money on the street, as well as engaging in a multitude of other activities with an eye out for opportunities to scam their clients while still maintaining a good reputation.
Elvisceau combines two images of powerful individuals, a political icon and a popular icon, reflecting on different vehicles and ways of becoming popular with the aid of visual propaganda. Through the juxtaposition of the two images the result is an absurd portrait that uses humour to touch on the sensitive issues of socio-political icon fabrication.
MI$$ING, 2002 - , sticker, dimension variable
The piece was created in response to an invitation to an exhibition. At the time of it's making, it had a clear reference to the reality and the then present of the artist. Yet as soon as it was exhibited, it opened up to a larger concept and it continues to redefine itself through time. The work is an embodiment of the minimal means to a maximum effect and a trigger to unleash meanings in a socio-political and artistic landscape.