Description by Filmoteka Muzeum
Project carried out in 1996 at the “Laboratorium” Gallery at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw.
The work concerns the presence of animals in art spaces: guests invited to the exhibition included people and cats. Tiny micro-organisms that inhabited the gallery were diligently collected and transferred to safer locations. The exhibition provided an opportunity to build the first Avatar made of gold. It is a small-scale device that serves to remove small living and sentient organisms, which in this life adopted unfavourable temporary bodies of insects.
An air ioniser and filter was installed in the floor of the room, whereas Implants in the walls served to spread valerian. The walls were covered with luminous white, which soothed the emotions brought inside from the external world. The space was particularly friendly to cats, which arrived there attracted by the smell of valerian.
Note courtesy of the artists.