Photoreport

Photoreport, 2010
action, c-prints

The Project Photoreport (2010) reflects my view through visual arts on extremism in society. Through two related collections of photographic outputs, work documents parallel of action vs. reaction. These take place at a specific location, situated near the town of my birth, in artificially created: Pantheon of Slovak personalities. This place can be called a showcase of Slovak folk nationalism. Every year there are organized public meetings and celebrations of the first Slovak Republic in the form of distorting the facts of World War II. Photoreport is its own probe – a sketch and also reaction to the topic of collective (national) identity-myth-trauma, as the current report of the home environment – the Slovak countryside. Through my physical participation in the celebration and also intervention in the form of versus reaction, I uncover previously unknown elements themselves of rural nationalism in our society firsthand.