‘Skiing Dream’

2011
slide projection
video „When you are cold, hoof it! – 17``
prints – variable dimensions

The project ‘Skiing Dream’ focuses on the local and personal archeology, own fascination by abandoned, unused and forgotten places and objects. It draws its attention to functionless ski resorts in the hills around Bratislava, to the absurdity of their existence and location as well as the process of their gradual disappearance, deterioration and the way how their ruins influence the surroundings.
The subjective line reflects the personal experience from my childhood when I was an active skier preparing for a professional career and experiencing the methods of practicing influenced by hard drill, abuse of dressage and punishment. 

I incorporate various strategies as a current phenomenon of geocaching trying to initiate a collective „archeological survey“ of these places. 
The title ‘Skiing Dream’ refers to the name of a ski resort in Sväty Jur (Little 
Carpathians) taken from the eponymous ski resort in the High Tatras created for the World Championship in 1970.