2011, mixed media (print on paper, announcement in a newspaper, announcement on several internet pages)
English translation of the announcement: OPA group (Obsessive Possessive Aggression) announces that they will not have an artwork on the exhibition “Artistically through the phenomenal 4” due to a lack of an idea.
The work Announcement refers to the group participatory project Artistically through the phenomenal (Авторски низ појавното) held since 2004 on several places in Macedonia. The project is a gathering of artists, theoreticians and other cultural workers for several days in nature with purpose of sharing the place and time, and encouragement for a debate and discussion. The outcome of the project is a documentation of the happening (the happening considered as an artwork by itself), behind the other possible outcomes as individual artworks exhibited in an exhibition the following year of the event. More about the project can be read here.
With the work Announcement, OPA (offering with it a personal opinion and their part of shaping the project) aims to stress the importance of the participatory function of Artistically through the phenomenal and the importance of the discussion, the immateriality and the exact point of time as non-transferable, while creating a work that is as nonmaterial as possible. The statement was simultaneously announced in the daily newspaper Nova Makedonija [No.22323; 6.7.2011], on OPA’s web page, on OPA’s Facebook profile, on Artistically through the phenomenal web page, and exhibited on the exhibition Artistically through the phenomenal 4 as a plain text on simple sheet of paper.
Download the book Авторски низ појавното 1-5 / Artistically through the phenomenal 1-5 / part1 / part2