Vlad Basalici is a visual artist who lives and works in Bucharest and London. In his projects, he investigates how we perceive temporality. He began to date every work of his to 2012. In the same year, Vlad Basalici founded Last Archive that contains newspapers from all over the world published on December 21st 2012, the last day before the Apocalypse. His works, as a solo artist or in collaboration, have been presented at brut Wien, Salonul de Proiecte/Bucharest, MNAC/Bucharest, Plan B/Berlin, Alternative Film/Video Festival Belgrade, Dansehallerne/Copenhagen, Alert Studio/Bucharest, Paintbrush Factory Cluj-Napoca, The Centre for Visual Introspection Bucharest, CNDB Bucharest and tranzit.ro/Bucharest and tranzit.sk.
Trampling Down Death by Death
Metal, glass, plywood, wood and print
85 X 110 X 104 cm
The title is the first verse from Paschal troptorion, an hymn for the celebration of Orthodox Easter.
The work is not related with the religious meaning of the title, but more about finding a passage through the mundane sense of the following verses from the hymn: “And upon those in the tombs/Bestowing life!” and how History is perceived.
The work is composed of a print where Malevich' Black Square is duplicated to a grid of 14 X 6.