Oldřich Morys

Sculptural interventions and anecdotes by Oldřich Morys often touch on the most ordinary things which are transformed into self-reflective allegories or empty symbols in a surprising way, they gain unexpected functions and different qualities. In his thesis, Morys reacts to the ceremony surrounding the offical approval of theses in general, he inverts the whole process. He blocked the door in the studio from the inside with assemblages and thus the whole installation could only be viewed from the outside, through several strictly defined viewing points. From various materials found around the school the artist made a ramp which enabled him to escape unnoticed from the enclosed room through a window in the ceiling (perhaps it doesn’t quite act as an allegory for the whole school). Like David Copperfield crossed with Jiří Kovanda, the spectacle is combined here with elegant introversion. (pv)