Platform for discussion

Jerzy Fedorowicz1971/1999

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
Warszawa, Poland

Platform for discussion is a square frame suspended horizontally at a height of 110 cm, outlined with neon light, inside which there are luminous circles of various sizes. They designate places for people participating in the discussion. The intention is to create equal conditions of expression within one platform for all of them – regardless of their physical traits and intellectual disposition. The work is, of course, ironic. Seeking to optimize and facilitate the course of the imaginary discussion, it forces any participants to adopt uncomfortable poses, and the light circles resemble electronic neck collars. So this psycho-device becomes primarily a tool of discipline and oppression. The artist, aware of many circumstances of interpersonal communication in private or public spaces, demonstrates how top-down social engineering or cybernetic models destroy the possibility for a creative discussion.


  • Title: Platform for discussion
  • Creator: Jerzy Fedorowicz
  • Date Created: 1971/1999
  • Location Created: Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Physical Dimensions: 250 x 250 cm
  • Medium: neon
  • Art Genre: conceptual art
  • Art Form: light installation
  • Support: space
  • Depicted Topic: light, space, circle, body

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