To placard Transparent
“For Decent Slovakia” gathering on March 9, 2018. One of the most interesting par excellence placard was made of a semi-transparent foil and contained the word Transparent [in slovak language also meaning “placard”]. We can approach this creation as an ironic oxymoron or redundancy of meaning, but also as a certain interpretive parallel to René Magritte’s image “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” or as an example of conceptual art that perfects the issue of representation by Joseph Kosuth “One and Three Chairs” consisting of a wooden folding chair, mounted photo of a chair and a photographic enlargement of the dictionary definition of “chair”. Of course, we can understand this message less ambivalently, interpreting it much more prosaically, not only as author ́s recession or sarcasm, but in a sense of desired transparency of investigation. It refers to the fact that the transparency of murder investigation presented by current government structures in media is a simulacrum. However, the death isn ́t.
WOJCIECHOWSKI, L. P.: To placard Transparent. In European Journal of Media, Art and Photography, 2018, Vol. 6, No. 1, p. 74-75. ISSN 1339-4940.