KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Lucia Luptáková

Netherlands

SVETLOPÁD (LIGHTFALL), 2010, TABAČKA Košice SK

My work is an ongoing investigation of spaces around me: their character, constitution and the way we are using, experiencing and remembering them. I construct architectural sculptures/spatial installations, mostly site-specific.
I work with physical attributes of a place/object, present/historical context of the situation and here out forthcoming presumptions and routines of behaviour and movements. By spatial interventions through physical constructions I create a new scenario and manipulate the spatial experience.
The physical and mental enclosure within the work creates an intimate dimension where a specific place, distinct experience, particular moment are re-discovered, re-lived and re-appreciated. In addition to the actual physical reality, the artwork contains another, felt reality of the collective memory, personal recollections, stories and associations.

Current project departs from my childhood memories about experiencing spaces/daily objects and creating games/rituals around them, in the setting of the communistic aesthetics of forms and architecture.