Slow Motion

Oto Hudec’s reflection on his latest work

In his latest work entitled We are the Garden, Slovak artist Oto Hudec tells the story of a man and a child who live alone in a dystopian future. The broken relationship between nature and man is symbolized by a greenhouse attached to their house, which supplies their home with fresh air as a closed biosphere. While the former conditions of life ceased to exist, the most pressing feelings are isolation from society and infinite loneliness. The work is on the verge of reality and fiction; the small wooden house, the garden and the greenhouse really exist in a secluded area near Košice.

In this personal tone video, the artist speaks of his feelings during the coronavirus crisis, how the dystopian world evoked in his work has become a reality, isolation from our fellow beings and strict confinement part of our everyday lives.