DRAWINGS AND PRINTS I

Dangerous Liaisons

 

 

Dangerous…

Dangerous

 

 

…Liaisons

Liasons

 

I did not…

I-did-not

 

…have sexual…

have-sexual

 

…relations with…

relations-with

 

…that woman

that-woman

 

Bunga …

Bunga1

 

…Bunga

Bunga

 

In stable relationship

In-stable-relationship

 

I have not been honest

I-have-not-been-honest

 

 

A collection of 10 digital prints with watercolour interventions titled “Dangerous Liaisons” discreetly draw one’s attention to a series of political figures who have been involved in political sex scandals. Their names, as well as the names of the women involved in affairs, are hidden in QR codes. QR codes “blur” their identities and act as visual elements (they remind me of Mondrian’s paintings). However, I do not want to expose sexually predisposed dimension which discriminates women’s role in politics considered as a man’s world. What I try to establish within the visual layers of the prints is my interest in the structure of politicians trying to justify their acts once their liaisons are revealed, as well as the context of the moral guardians. Even though today’s political sex scandals seem to be a substitute for what used to be a privilege of the court, the “semantics” of body language and the arguments of political leaders establish the backside of the political protocol. This way, Bill Clinton’s affair disclosed the symbolic power of the Word acting as an extension of the legal system, while Silvio Berlusconi’s excess behaviour was completely immune to it.