stainless steel, print, 11 x 17 x 10 cm, 2010. Courtesy of the artist
Cold Irony stands in the obvious wordplay between hot/cold, iron/irony. It speaks of how seeming contradictions can be two sides of the same coin, and how complexity can not be simplified. The iron as a household tool is used to “iron out” creases in clothes just like how labels “iron out” our mind. In this manner the iron is transformed into a tool for marking ambiguity, which serves the human need to label.
With Cold Irony I express my ironic attitude towards categorization, as a method that hinders human imagination.
installation view: BAZA Award Exhibition, Sofia City Art Gallery, 2010