Štefan Papčo

Restless Souls 7+, 2009

plywood, site-specific installation, 540x330x160 cm


A model of an crucial spot on the climber’s route on the North face of the Kežmarok Peak bearing the same title, symbolically concludes the corner of the art gallery where it is placed. The natural characteristics of the place is suppressed and replaced by a domesticated material and structure. The wall allocates the space and creates an impenetrable barrier. The initial climbing issue is replaced by an issue of transforming the real character and equalling the substitute to the real thing.