Guffwatch - Prague edition

January 15 2014

Video: Vernissage TV

You and I might think the video above represents a vision of hell. But in the world of contemporary art such things are entirely normal.

Here's the exhibition blurb:

Thomas Zipp's exhibition with the title Task Dependence of the Effect of Standards on the Perception of a Series of Objects at the gallery SVIT in Prague narrates to several spheres in our society. In this installation Thomas Zipp thematizes his long-time interest in the research in the area of psychophysics, specifically in the relationship of man to plants. The exhibition transform human (life) cycles to basic elements such as feeding; plants as eatable form, instrument as entertainment. The gallery space is transformed into a laboratory, where the artist and his colleagues present performances; they play music -- and hope that they influence the plants; if not the plants, then in any case the observers. In the interview Zdenek Felix talks about the background of Thomas Zipp's project and the installation on display. Thomas Zipp talks in detail about the specially produced new works. The show runs until January 18, 2014.

Update - a reader writes:

This is neither science (no control or measurement of results) nor art, just self indulgent humans. An example of western human sociology fit for Spengler.

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