The Tale of Jonah and the Great Fish

2011, mixed media installation (wood, acrylic paint, ink, spray paint, found objects, photography and collage), size variable

Owen Flanagan of Duke University, a leading consciousness researcher writes, that "Evidence strongly suggests that humans in all cultures come to cast their own, identity in some sort of narrative form. We are inveterate storytellers".
In my textual installation "The Tale of Jonah and the Great Fish"; basing on a deconstructive approach introduced by French philosopher Jacques Derrida, I am trying to relocate narrative structures to the visual level and drawing myself back from the position of the author, open them to the alternative interpretations of the reader.

 

tale of jonah, great fish, text, installation, nina adelajda olczak, media art, isaac julien, HfG, karlsruhe university of arts and design
Installation view - University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe
tale of jonah, great fish, text, installation, nina adelajda olczak, media art, isaac julien, HfG, karlsruhe university of arts and design
Installation view - University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe
tale of jonah, great fish, text, installation, nina adelajda olczak, media art, isaac julien, HfG, karlsruhe university of arts and design
Installation view - University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe
tale of jonah, great fish, text, installation, nina adelajda olczak, media art, isaac julien, HfG, karlsruhe university of arts and design
Installation view - University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe
tale of jonah, great fish, text, installation, nina adelajda olczak, media art, isaac julien, HfG, karlsruhe university of arts and design
Installation view - University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe
tale of jonah, great fish, text, installation, nina adelajda olczak, media art, isaac julien, HfG, karlsruhe university of arts and design
Installation detail - University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe
tale of jonah, great fish, text, installation, nina adelajda olczak, media art, isaac julien, HfG, karlsruhe university of arts and design
Installation detail - University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe
tale of jonah, great fish, text, installation, nina adelajda olczak, media art, isaac julien, HfG, karlsruhe university of arts and design
Installation detail - University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe
tale of jonah, great fish, text, installation, nina adelajda olczak, media art, isaac julien, HfG, karlsruhe university of arts and design
Installation detail - University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe
tale of jonah, great fish, text, installation, nina adelajda olczak, media art, isaac julien, HfG, karlsruhe university of arts and design
Installation detail - University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe