Anton Čierny: Correct Breath

site specific installation, coloured paper, steel wire, mirrors, 35 x 8 m
Ice Celabration, 1998
Plasy Monastery

The symmetrical architecture of the Plasy baroque baarn inspired me to make an installation where I connected the interior with the exterior. The space of approximatelly 35 m deep was visualy multiplied by mounting large mirrors on the rear wall of the room. Then I connected the opposite windows with paper vents, which guided the light and air from outside into the large room. The title of the work came up when I saw how the vents moved being inflated by wind and created sort of feeling of breathing lungs of the granary.
Anton Čierny

Anton Čierny (born 1963, Bojnice) is a Slovak intermedia artist. From 1985 to 1991 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in Juraj Bartusz's Studio of Free Creativity. At present he works as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, where he has been managing the spatial communication studio since 1999.

He was interested in the creation of intermediate overlaps, understanding the statue as an artifact in the landscape (land art), as an intervention in architecture (art in public space), and for various gallery or non-gallery spaces in Bohemia and Slovakia he created site- specific installations.
He has had a number of solo and group exhibitions, is a member of art juries, works as a curator and publishes. He has been working in public space since 2000.

A video became the dominant medium in the work of Professor Čierny. Overall, his works are intermedia and interactive. His work is also characterized by his relationship to society, its political, historical and cultural identity.