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Dadissuasori
Dadissuasori


(in Italian dissuasori=bollards and dadi=dices)
Intervention on broken urban furniture / Graffitti
La Pigna, San Remo, Italy
2010


The bollards were placed in front of St.Giusepe church in La Pigna, San Remo, Italy to prevent cars from passing and parking. At the moment of the intervention they were randomly displaced (pic.1). Employing their positioning and dice-like shape, I turned them into huge dices thrown on the small square to monument the shifting fortune in the competition between planned urban environment and personalized appropriation of space (pic.2 and pic.3). Strangely some functionary of the church found it blasphemous and painted over the dots (only) of Dadissuasori , making them even more sad and ugly (pic.4). How far an institution, and even more religious institution, can and should control public space outside its premises? Dadissuasori were the first permanently installed art piece in public space in La Pigna, with the potential to turn a sad destruction sight into landmark...the story isn’t over. I hope the people of La Pigna will claim them back, after all the church functionary used water based paint.



syllaBLEndings
Verses on light-boxes in public space
2018-ongoing

Since May 2018 selected verses from the syllaBLEndings series are exhibited on light boxes in several public spaces in Graz, Austria. The verses are changed every two weeks. To this moment five light boxes at four locations are hosting the syllaBLEndings: Steiermärkische Landesbibliothek, Café Stockwerk, Stadtbibliothek Zanklhof, Kulturvermittlung Steiermark


After each change of the verses on the light boxes, photos will be posted in the eponymous album on my Facebook profile, and on my blog under the label CDoupbles :: syllaBLEndings. Flyers with syllaBLEndings verses are produced and distributed in Graz.

syllaBLEndings
My Blog
challengedgames.blogspot.co.at

The CHAlleNGED GAMES blog was conceived with the hope to stimulate divergence thinking and challenge the viewer to rethink one’s routines and shift his/her perspective on the status quo.

The blog was initially  dedicated to the CHAlleNGED GAMES series and seeks for extended meaning in playing and its relation to aspects of human existence and production.

As with the time I started to experiment with another system - the language, to apply mathematical logic and seek patterns in words, in the last years my publications are mostly about this part of my work.

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iGRAZ/Space Appropriators is a bilingual (English/German) book, collecting the visual documentation and experience of more than 25 interventions in the public space and some events in which the Space Appropriators were involved. For these few years the project accumulated significant, and I would allow myself to say, impressing visuals and knowledge, embodying divergence thinking and proactive attitude towards one’s environment.


  
ISBN-13: 978-1537617305
Paperback: 160 pages
Language: English/German
Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 21.6 cm
iGRAZ book
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Author: Veronika Tzekova
Publish Date: September 27, 2010
Dimensions: 18 x 18 cm, 70 pages
Language: English/Italian

As a manner of artistic creation in many of my recent works I employ existing urban situations, objects, visuals, texts and just add often a small detail, which significantly changes their meaning and/or function.

St.art book includes art works in the period 2004-2010, some still in progress at the time and some as ideas developed during 2010. The selection is made to guide the viewer through an artistic process that lead to the birth of ideas such as Space NRGZers and Dadissuasori.

The book ends with a couple of blank pages, which are to e filled in with sketches and ideas for new works employing the same approach. 

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Veronika Tzekova  — veronika.tzekova@gmail.com