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GOLD GUIDES ME at Sonica Architecture festival

There is no honest man! Not one, that can resist the attraction of gold!

Plutus, line 362-363

Capitalism is a religion that recognizes neither truce nor redemption.

Walter Benjamin

SONICA - a sonic architecture exhibition organized by MOTA - Museum of Transitory Art in Ljubljana, Slovenia Sept 27 - Oct 1, 2016.

GOLD GUIDES ME is part of my ongoing research project Capitalism in The Public Realm that started in 2014, and was originally commissioned by the Bruges Art and Architecture Trienniale 2015 in Belgium as a center piece of the Trienniale. The installation on the late socialist architectural structure talks about the transformation of the former eastern block into a hybrid form of capitalist utopia merged with a state of nostalgic yearning for the past, and ideologies succumbing to materialism. Gold Guides Me is a word play on Boethius's sentence on ethics; Hope Guides Me, from The Consolation of Philosophy.
Dimensions of the original piece are 22 meter x 2 meter, LED light, Aluminum and yellow plexiglas. For SONICA a new smaller version was installed on the roof of the new MoTa Lab. The Museum of Transitory Art.

The new MoTA Lab is situated in a glass-concrete construction, which was built in the seventies, as one of the lesser-known off-springs of the architectural style known as structuralism. Similar buildings with mushroom or umbrella like roof structures include gas stations on Tivolska road, designed by the architect Edvard Ravnikar (near the railways) and Milan Miheli?.