Evidence / Ireland
Particles of dough, which constitute the basis for my current presentations and exhibitions, come from my show Type 650 presented at the Bia_a Gallery in 2001. From that moment on they have been subjected to a process of continuous counting, becoming a new medium which is once food for pigeons, then a painting, and then an object.
The preserved particles carry in them the recorded identity of several dozens of people who participated in creating the first show in 2001. I document the life-stories of these particles on photographs, films, in notes and e-mail messages. It is how the history of particles comes into being. The Particles Collection is also a part of it. It is a collection of works and objects realized by artists / friends. The first presentation of the collection took place in 2002 in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia).
Counting of the particles is a process opening up numerous other paths. Some of them will be realized in Ireland in 2005.
Jan Gryka - September 2005