PHOTOS: 20x15 cm, 300 dpi, 24-bit RGB, JPEG uncompressed
Location: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Slovene Museum of Contemporary Arts, March 3rd - 21st 2005
Producer: GVR babaLAN - Contemporary Art Institute
Co-producer: Intima Virtual Base – Institute for Contemporary Arts
Collaborators: Stefan Doepner, F18 – Institut für Kunst, Information und Technologie, Hamburg; Davide Grassi, Aksioma; Ksenija Kaucic; Alenka Oblak
The project was made possible by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana
Thanks for support: www.vega.si, www.bigbang.si, www.rec-rec.com, MC Brane vs. BeitThroN
In the wide-spread spaces of solitude beauty is not enough.
Klancnik = Repnik = Stromajer naturally don't think of a (hi)story, they are only interested in the structure: a woman in a room and a man in prison. That is why they have glued the women to the wall and the men to the ribbed ceiling (love with no mercy). Mary, piss on Takashi please! presents itself in the whiteness of (...the art must be beautiful and white!) non air-conditioned basement rooms of Moderna galerija Ljubljana as a dynamic structure, permanently changing the exhibited units: 1000 films, a pool, a kitsch-shelf, the wall and some other little things. The 17-days-lasting performance is changing continuously. It disappeares and draws back. Eight Evacuations are carried out, during which Klancnik = Repnik = Stromajer are evacuating the exhibited elements step-by-step and gradually emphasise the occurring changes in the sets, piece by piece (tooth by tooth, wound by wound) till the end. Therefore the project is not completed till the end, but this is how performances are supposed to happen. Mary, piss on Takashi please! is as relaxed as Slovenia! It stresses complex relationships between encoded and non-encoded, aknowledged and unaknowledged, as they are formed on the utmost marginal edge of political kitsch and 'fairy tale-like' excessive phenomenon. It brings sweet uproar into the mysterious parliamentary expectations. It is very clumsy and probably uncompleted. A transparent booklet (about which nothing has to be sad, because it has been here for too long) and a pool filled with water enable unsuspected manipulation with democracy: from innocent voting to criminal offences: playful peeing of ten-year-old girls on a valuable picture of Takashi Murakama, everything can be prevented only with endless persuasion, false promises, deception and repetitions of untruths. The establishing of such fluid relationships enables the performance to change: let a 1000 flowers bloom! Big women kiss little girls and little girls kiss big capitalists. Economic theories are established or disproved precisely in the field of art. With the economics of art we exist or we don't. The economics of art is a supermarket, a place, where fairy tales are born. Wirtschaft ist tot. (The economy is dead)
Film casting: Anze Sever, Neda Hafner, Ana Cloi, Lana K. Gotvan, Igor Stromajer, Maja Klancnik, Ana Ruzic, Pedro Saavedra, Bato Pececnik, Irena Gorogranc, Zoja Jenko, Lenart Zuber, Hermina Glaser, Pika Klancnik, Vlado Gotvan Repnik, Matej Stiplovsek, Bojana Kunst, Lola, Joze Klancnik, Katja G. Sugman, Ark, Siwka Biba, Janko Mandic, Ina Tara Kim, Tomy, Stefan Doepner
The First (fastest) Evacuation|
Friday, March 4 2005, 8.32 am
Two representatives of the Moderna Galerija removed valuable microphones VID-203C-50MW-N from the exhibited context.
The Second Evacuation|
Thursday, March 10 2005, 5 pm
The evacuation of 800 books took place. They were transported, in cooperation with all that were present, to a safe location in cardboard boxes by Klancnik = Repnik = Stromajer.
+ a professional guided tour:
Philosopher and modern arts theorist Dr. Bojana Kunst - www.kunstbody.org - has taken the action from Malevich's anti-dating of pictures through the deep of the transparent library and surely landed in the temporary existence of everything that is Europeanly-American and in Mary's pool with the Zetor tractor.
The Third Evacuation|
Saturday, March 12 2005, 10 – 12 am
Klancnik = Repnik = Stromajer carried out the evacuation of the pool and its projection, while singing old partisan battle songs from the first half of the 20. Century. Three Maries were demonstrating against the evacuation.
The Fourth Evacuation|
[unknown] / [unknown]
An Illegal evacuation.
The Fifth Evacuation|
Wednesday, March 16 2005, 4.30 pm
The evacuation of small objects: an oar, a jar of pickled cucumbers, two oil paintings, a tooth from a cave bear, a transparent plastic bag, a wooden shelf, two red armchairs and object C49.
The Sixth Evacuation|
Thursday, March 17 2005, 11.13 am
Mary Protex urinated on the parquet floor uninterruptedly for 97 seconds on the ground floor of the Moderna Galerija, in front of the wall with the project’s title Mary, piss on Takashi please!.
The Seventh (Great) Evacuation|
Friday, March 18 2005, 11.02 am to 5 pm
A traumatic evacuation of the remote-controlled moving wooden box on ceiling rails, five DVD-players with remote controls, two video projectors and four black & white mini TVs.
The basement of Moderna galerija was left empty, beautiful and white and Klancnik = Repnik = Stromajer were crying.
The Eight (Last) Evacuation|
Monday, March 21 2005, 3 pm
Klancnik = Repnik = Stromajer evacuated themselves from the Moderna galerija.
The one who controls the past, controls the future.