b. 1969, Zlate Moravce, Slovakia; lives in Bratislava, Slovakia and Vienna,
Actually, the Living Is Not Living, 2019
Performance, spoken word with
double projection and sounds, approx. 60′
In Actually, the Living Is Not Living, Slovak artist and curator Boris Ondreička proposes negative
or ‘concave’ readings of the official Bergen Assembly theses. Being dedicated to pessimistic and nihilistic thoughts (as embedded in recent Black Metal Theories) and abiogenetic sulphur-world hypotheses of the origin of life, Ondreička does not differentiate between ‘living’ and ‘nonliving’. In such a negation (blackening, or ‘nigredo’) of ‘the permanent return’, he finds the only possible application of deep ecological thought.