Roman Ondák

Roman Ondák's (b.1966) work deconstruct structures, hierarchies, sites or rituals and are based on the temporary dislocation and alteration of objects or actions. His work, which might take the form of an installation, performance or an intervention scarcely distinguishable from the context in which it is presented, often provokes a double-take in the viewer, making them question their perception or awareness of social codes. For his performances, Ondák asks participants to follow his instructions whilst also interjecting their own creativity. The result is a controlled study of collective imagination and the creation of a work of art with a multitude of participants. Swap, 2011 merges art with everyday life in a convergence that is at the very centre of Ondák's artistic practice.