Dílna Mikulov - Art symposium

Milan Houser

born: 12. 12. 1971, Vyškov; lives and works in Brno (CZ)
graduate: Akademie výtvarných umění in Prague
address: Tučkova 14, 602 00 Brno, Česká republika
e-mail: milan.houser@tiscali.cz

I got to Mikulov after I stayed in Strasbourg with a clear idea of what I wanted to do there and what it should look like. I was fascinated by the issue of time which perhaps happens to everybody at least once in their lifetimes. Past, present, future – willful cutting into those shiny boards and destroying them felt almost like a therapy while every moment the touch became past – a time therapy to a squeaky, wailing sound. In the end I did not make three didactic boards – past, present and future – but three pasts instead.

There is a theory that says if information could disappear – together with our deeds – nothing could be reconstructed and reclaimed and the world would be unrepeatable and unrecoverable. This doesn’t seem to be true, nothing seems to disappear.

Milan Houser

Three Pasts
loght installation, plexiglass, fluorescent tube, 3 pcs 100 x 200 cm, 2007