Fortuna Brevis


Performative installation.
Rundgang 2019

First floor, opposite to room 122
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
From 05.02 to 10.02.2019
Performance everyday from
12:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 19:00
Class of Dominique Gonzales-Förster.

Is it goddess Fortuna that makes us kings and queens and at the same time is crushing us under her power? Or is there is an algorithm that determines us, a force that makes us take decisions and play our role, yet it could be complete randomness?

How is it that the same things that appear bad, can be good, and the ones intended for good can actually be horrible if not used in helpful way? In many situations we have to decide between two hardships. We expose ourselves to the indirect pain of having to decide our point of view.

If we are in the middle of a mechanism, it is very difficult to see how it works with us, how it uses us. Somehow we do not see its recurrent situations that will appear until we learned how to get out of the system.

Either the burn gets greater if it burns multiple times, or the repetition is just helping creating a bigger level of ignorance. In both cases the burn might hurt just as bad without resolving the situation.

Can we really understand what is good for us and is there any general good which we can grasp?

It is bad with the bad, but it’s worse without it.

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