3 octombrie – 5 noiembrie 2013
Coordinator Atelier 030202: Mihai Zgondoiu
Curator: Judit Balko
“Mihai Balko’s project Prototype X highlights the immobility and inertia of Romanian religious practice, exploring its dimensions and bringing forth the anachronism of public outpourings of religious sentiment. The artist sees the contemporary pilgrimage as a practice carried out in the symbolic space between the “ecumenical bus” – an air-conditioned coach – and the promise of an afterlife reward, advertised as “the Holly Land for all” for the people embarked on this journey. Thus, the action of the pilgrimage loses its initial importance and meaning and becomes a mere escape from the daily routine, or a possibility to buy one’s salvation through means that recall the Middle Ages’ practice of indulgences. “ (Judit Balko)
PROTOTIP X este un proiect de construire a unui autobuz pentru mântuirea neamului. Este un obiect ce vine în întâmpinarea unei industrii în continuă creștere. Ofer o soluție eficientă unei stringente probleme actuale.