What Doesn't Kill Me

 

What Doesn't Kill Me - obejct, stainless steel, plaster, wood, marble, plexiglass. Size: 90 x 14 x 20 cm, 2010, Anton Terziev. Production credit: Lyubomir Dimitrov Photo: © the artist. Courtesy of the artist

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.

 

What Doesn't Kill Me - outtakes Photo: © the artist

 

Installation view: BAZA Award Exhibition, Sofia City Art Gallery, 2010 Photo: © the artist

Never exhibited since 2010

Photo credit: Kalina Terzieva Photo: © the artist

Тhe shoes on my feet are part of Disconnected People installation supply