The pompous luxury of war tents for military campaigns of the 18-19th centuries that have formed contemporary political map of Europe now turned into miserable shelters of refugees camps. As well as kitch trophies taken by the hungry Soviet army in the WW2 became a direct consequence of the Immanuel Kant thesis about importance of esthetic opinion of an individual. These fragile treasures lived much longer than their owners manifesting drama of beauty and its diversity, which compromises this beauty itself.
In the world of liquid reality where any barriers have been long dissolved, the Latin proverb “Omnia mea me cum porto” gains a new meaning drawing new borders between a man and the world – at least in the context of mea-non mea (mine – not mine). Quite obviously we live in the time when great permissions and constructions are over and it`s time for packing and unpacking of anything anywhere – from a bag to the picture of the world (if there exists one nowadays).
And if this reality is so liquid why not turn this eternal flood of trophies backwards, combining images from Baroque paintings and architecture with medical examination in the military registration office – thus making it an infernal struggle for beauty in the frame of one project.
This theme has been explored many times but it never can be exhausted – and the very fact that our beloved HISC is situated in the building of the former military quarters proves it.