Krzysztof Wodiczko: OUT/INSIDE(RS)
For the last forty years, Wodiczko’s central themes have been war, conflict, trauma, memory and communication in the public sphere. He combines art and technology with a critical approach, with the goal being to address socially critical issues and marginalized communities that are usually given little attention.
The DOX exhibition will be Wodiczko’s first in the Czech Republic. Aside from documentation of his projections on public buildings in various places in the world, it will also present some examples of social design, for example
a vehicle for the homeless or a special walking stick incorporating a video monitor used by members of minorities to communicate with the majority.
The exhibition’s name, Krzysztof Wodiczko Out/Inside(rs) is also the name of a new work by the artist that was created especially for the exhibition, in cooperation with the DOX Centre. It presents videos of Roma children from the Šluknov Spur (a "panhandle" region found in the northern Czech Republic along the border with Germany), projected on statues of historical Czech figures borrowed from the National Museum. The Šluknov Spur was recently the site of demonstrations initiated by neo-fascist groups against the Roma community, including children traumatized by their fellow citizens’ expressions of racial intolerance.