What Doesn\'t Kill Me
stainless steel, plaster, wood, marble, plexiglass, 90x14x20 cm
I collect 20 signatures of street musicians on a previously cast as a broken limb neck of a guitar. This way the guitar is rendered unusable. And as the friends of one who has broken a limb sign his cast with good wishes I present the street musicians with a metaphor of their lost career which they verify with a signature.
I borrow Nietzsche`s famous phrasing as a title and leave it unfinished, with an open end. This sentiment of optimism is mirrored in the title and the object with the use of the cast, implying a process of healing and regeneration.
installation view: BAZA Award Exhibition, Sofia City Art Gallery, 2010