Swing and swinging in my installations, drawings and animations have many symbolic interpretations. Swing and swinging is often related to traditional culture (prosperity of individuals and community, marriage and health of those who are swinging, harvest of agriculture). Swinging has immediate identification with sexual- erotic spheres and coitus, but behind the pleasure there is always other side of the coin.
Work Don't be afraid invites spectator to take part in the game of life, which is at the same time joy of giving, taking, creation but also pain, aggression, danger. The viewer has opportunity to imagine his own content nearest to his perception and to give the meaning that is extremely personal.
Dangerous swing, made of barbed wire hurts, kills those who are swinging.
The question is: Is that a path that we have to take anyway?
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