newspaper painted black, rope, OSB pannel
260 x 260 x 100 cm (part 1, paper)
260 x 100 x 70 cm (part 2, paper)
Two halves of the model that represents New York's Empire State Building are hanging from a ceiling on thin black ropes, not touching the ground.
The model is made of lined newspaper, which is covered with black paint on both sides. Individual segments of the façade are cut out from bigger sheets of lined and painted paper. Window openings were cut out from each of the segments.
The process of constructing the work is equally important as its final appearance.
Construction, making of the material from which the work is made up (gluing individual sheets of paper, coloring the lined paper) precedes the deconstruction of architectural elements (braking the façade into smaller segments, cutting out holes, "sawing" the building in half).
In the end, individual elements are again combined in the form associated with the original model.
The icon, the symbol of power, prosperity, civilization breakthroughs etc. is thus brought to the absurd.
The title of the work, Broadway Boogie-Woogie, refers to another icon – the famous painting by Piet Mondrian from his New York period – but the coloristic playfulness is replaced here by monochromacity / black monolithic structure.
Creation and annulment, construction and deconstruction, being – not being, content and form... continuously exchange places in this work, questioning, among other things, the terms' philosophical aspects and meanings.