site specific object made for Invisible Stiavnica project, Banska Stiavnica - Sobov
approx. 13 x 9 m, various materials
"What I do know is that nowhere does this work make the claim that it ought to. That it ought to change communications, improve someone else's living conditions, further relations, or make transparent differences between people for a better understanding. This public artwork is difficult because it unapologetically asks questions that people must ask constantly. It asks them, more concerned with the asking, than with the fears and the concerns that they evoke. In doing so, most questions will remain unanswered, beyond fixed understanding and immediate legibility. This artwork has set about creating a deliberate and dizzying reversal of notions of periphery, of insiders and outsiders, of opacity and transparency, of knowledge and not-knowledge. This dreamcatcher might provoke a reaction beyond the managed quarter of the institutionally approved artwork. You must go and stand, uncomfortably inside of all of your questions, and remember that they are your questions. And when you remember that you cannot speak for, understand or demand transparency from another, you remember that if you hang a dreamcatcher outside of someone's window, outside of someone's town, someone can climb the tower to cut it down.
I don't think that the dreamcatcher will be cut down. Because honestly? It is beautiful. It is fascinating and it is uncanny. It captures so gently, in its slow rocking, that unfamiliar sense of familiarity, the power of the spectacle. It is brave and it is humorous, it's colourful plastic junk shop ephemera, collected and intricately assembled into small perfect coloured beads. It is stand-up comedy and BDSM sex; it is cauliflowers. It's lengths of cheap white rope, woven delicately into a spider's web, disappearing now against the white clouds. Its elegant strings of shining golden cd's catching the sunlight. It is so beautiful."
(excerpt from "Dreamcatcher" by Sarah Jones, August 2014)
read the whole text about the project by Sarah Jones here.