Artist Statement, "The Legality of Space"
THE SITUATION OF A TOTAL PROHIBITION
the smaller the field of a manual action
the bigger the expansion of a space
as a fact. through the negation of any situation
in the conceptual sphere. THE SMALLER THE FIELD
FOR ANY GIVEN ACTION THE BIGGER
THE POSSIBILITY FOR AN ENTIRELY FREE
SPACE TO EMERGE. THE SPACE IS
INVISIBLE, UNVEILED, DISINTERESTED
the disinterestedness of the space is its possibility,
it is an artistic fact. any action here is superfluous.
THIS SITUATION SERVES ONLY TO PRESERVE
A FREE SPACE, WHICH SHOULD NOT
BE FILLED BY ANY EXPERIENCE.
This text was printed on a large board in the installation The Legality of Space (Legalność przestrzeni), as it was presented in Łódź in 1971.
Ewa Partum, "The Legality of Space" ("Legalność przestrzeni"), Łódź, Liberty Square (Plac Wolności), April 21-23, 2971. Image courtesy the artist
Partum Legality of Space 1
Partum Legality of Space 2
Texts appearing in the installation The Legality of Space.
Everything is prohibited!
It is prohibited to concede!
Do not stop in the passage!
Do not climb the tower!
Translated by Karolina Majewska-Güde. With special thanks to Ewa Partum.