Empire of dirt
beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
2007

This exhibition was initially inspired by the Virginia Tech Massacre, a school shooting that took place in 2007 on a campus in the United States. The starting point of this project was to invite, two weeks before the opening of the show, the punkband Extinct with their fans to the gallery and let them totally free during few hours. The result is a videoperformance where the young people expressed themselves on the walls and with their bodies. The band destroyed their instruments, and the space became completely dirty and tagged. The point was to create a kind of teenage exorcism in the space of the gallery before presenting some works, that were mainly focused on the topic of rebellion, in order to confront these works with the reliquary and the aura of the wild innocence of youth.

<span style="font-family:Times;font-size:10px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none;text-transform:none;color: #ffffff;background-color:ffffff;">© Filip Markiewicz</span> <span style="font-family:Times;font-size:10px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none;text-transform:none;color: #ffffff;background-color:ffffff;">© Filip Markiewicz</span> <span style="font-family:Times;font-size:10px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:none;text-transform:none;color: #ffffff;background-color:ffffff;">© Filip Markiewicz</span>