PROFANE ILLUMINATION (installation Galleria Ukradena, Prague Czech Republic)
pigments, thermoplastic polymers, enamel, 3 x acrylic glass, wooden box frame 8000mm x 500mm x 80mm
Profane illumination is a term used by critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin to describe the central component of Surrealist experience, perception, and art. He described the process as one by which a person perceives the most ordinary, overlooked objects of everyday reality as uncanny, supernatural, and irrational. According to Benjamin, Surrealism’s ability to disorient and estrange through profane illumination made it a potentially explosive catalyst for social revolution.