The unmissable but fragile work Afloat was created as part of the international project EMIA – Empathy in Art, which is backed by the Faculty of Architecture and Design of STU in Bratislava thanks to the EEA Grant Support. The project includes 6 basic activities, including the category “ephemeral architecture”, which aimed to create a traveling work of art. In the final work, Afloat, the authors work with the concept of “empathy” and its materialization. This created a monumental aerial installation that presents the human molecule. Molecules that occur naturally in the human body refer to the fact that every individual is equal and our identity is not a choice but a natural state. The authors have deliberately worked with light materials that seem fragile and vulnerable, and in addition to empathy, they interpret the concepts of equivalence, equality and human trust.
The work AFLOAT reflects on the theme of empathy, which constantly resonates in society. True empathy, however, requires us to step beyond our own emotions and look at things from another person’s perspective. The object represents a monumental air installation that presents a human molecule. These occur naturally in the human body, which corresponds to the fact that each individual is equal and our identity is not a choice but is a natural state. The authors worked deliberately with light materials that seem fragile and vulnerable, interpreting the concepts of equivalence, equality and human trust.
The authors of the work Bohuš Kubinský, Paulína Ebringerová and Monika Moravčíková work at the Faculty of Architecture and Design STU in Bratislava. Together they created a project of a traveling ephemeral installation. Doc. Mgr. Bohuš Kubinský represents a generation of Slovak visual artists focused primarily on sculpture on a large and small scale, less on classical genres – objects or site specific installations; in addition, he is engaged in pedagogical work and design. As a teacher exploring the relationship between artwork and architecture, he educates students in art and participates in the analysis of visual art in the context of the contemporary building environment. Mgr. art. Paulina Ebringerova, ArtD. operates in the field of art presentation, design and architecture in conjunction with modern technologies. He specializes in overlapping art installations, visual arts and curation. In his pedagogical and scientific activities, he examines the relationship between technology and the presentation of art with the aim of educating the general public. Paulína Ebringerová, together with Bohuš Kubinský, teach the subject of Ephemeral Art at FAD STU. As a pedagogical couple, they have completed several monumental installations, which lead the young generation of architects, designers and artists into the life of practice. One of them is the third co-author of the work Monika Moravčíková, who is a graduate of the School of Arts and Crafts in Trenčín, the first degree of FAD STU and the holder of the Emanuel Hruška Award 2020/21 in the category – REWARD.