Du Bakchich pour Lampedusa
„Auftragswerk 240.- TND“ ("commissioned piece 240.- TND)
pencil drawing, 100 x 70 cm, 2 carpets
For "The Turn" transparadiso created a new piece out of their project "Du bakchich pour Lampedusa" whcih took place in Sousse/ Tunesia in the frame of "Bye, bye bakshish système", 2014 - a project in public space addressing the issue of corruption.
For the installation Du Bakchich pour Lampedusa in front of the Great Mosk in the medina of Sousse/ Tunesia transparadiso modified a garbage container into an overdimensioned savings box. Surrounding paravents granted an intimicy for the people – as for elections. The inhabitants of Sousse were invited to donate 10% of their irregular incomes oft he last 3 years. The collected money was handed over to the charity organization African Intelligence (located in Sfax, where the boats with refugees take off to Lampedusa), which takes care of the rejected refugees and offers educational programs.
For the entrance of the installation transparadiso commissioned a carpet by a local carpet dealer, which depicted the island of Lampedusa as an abstract pixellated image in red. Yet the commission was never executed in that way. For the installation in Sousse a „temporary“ carpet was provided and as final result of the commission transparadiso received a monochrome red carpet.
In the exhibition transparadiso showed the story of the carpet as „Auftragswerk (commissioned piece): 240.- TND“: their original design (as a new pencil drawing) and the two carpets as modified interpretations of the originally commissioned design.
More information: www.transparadiso.com
THE TURN المنعرج
Art Practices in Post-Spring Societies
Opening: 17 03 2016, 7pm
Exhibition: 18 03 2016–14 05 16
Christine Bruckbauer und Patricia K.Triki
transparadiso , Faten Rouissi, Hamdy Reda, Sofiane Ouissi, Selma Ouissi, Huda Lutfi, Halim Karabibene, Johanna Kandl, Helmut Kandl, Inkman, Reem Gibriel, Moufida Fedhila, Stijn Lernout, Irena Eden, Mohamed Allam, Noutayel Belkadhi, Arslane Bestaoui, Omar Abusaada
photo credits: Eva Würdinger, c Kunstraum Niederoesterreich