Printmaking Studio II
Vladimír Kokolia School
How do you see your studio five years from now?
In five years, nobody will remember which studio was ours because they will all be named after scents. One of the studios, I believe, that will truly stink will be Forest Scents, i.e., today’s Printmaking II. It will stink because it does not do pure art. Instead, it works with things that look like trash, that have lost their name, that seethe and sully. It has a strange sense for how one thing is imprinted on another, how images can continue through various other things. The studio’s memory is filled with a pile of seen images, viewed within the space of the image. This is another of Forest Scents’ specialties: It believes in images as more than just bearers of verbal messages. It is only by coincidence that the studio produces “contemporary art.” After all, “the contemporary” originates from five years in the past.