Lucia Papčová: Sketch for the dry cave – projection
When you enter the Dry Cave, sound of the outside world is muted. You are in an environment with nearly 100% humidity and the image of the forest outside looks like a projection on the wall of the cave. Starting point for the project was the late work of Czechoslovak artist Michal Kern, who was visiting the cave obsessively in the last years of life, creating photograms and sketches of stones found there. He said the time has a different flow in there. On a basis of his enthusiasm for this place I decided to find it 25 years after his death with the intention that the ‘plot’ will start to conceive on its own. Three ‘scapes’ overlap here and my position is that of observer, recorder, manager. Collaboration with the boy (Simon) is a continuity (I Woke Up In A Valley, 2016). Lesson of the play at the largest pipe organ in Slovakia is a daydream for a boy of his age. Mr. Surin was the initiator and manager for the realization of this instrument. They see each other for the first time only for the purpose of play – „to try how it sounds“
Bio: Lucia Papčová graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 2013. During her doctoral studies at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava(2013 – 2018) she was a visiting student researcher at Central Saint Martins in London (2018). She participated at exhibitions in Europe and USA, including LOOP Salon in Barcelona, Kunstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Sudek Atelier in Prague, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Essl Museum in Klosteneuburg, Christian Duvernois Gallery in New York City. She was awarded CEE Calling AIR in Klagenfurt, Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, AIR at Residency Unlimited in NY, AIR Krems and Essl Award CEE VIG. Her artwork is included in Albertina Museum Collection, Nitra Gallery and in private collections in Slovakia, Germany, Portugal and USA.