“What a beautiful end of the world” is an installation in a shape of an atomic bomb, consisting of collages, created from the 50-ties and 60-ties erotic magazine photos, combined with pictures of atomic explosions from the Cold War era.
The installation embodies a contest-area of two opposed, but entangled and inseparable forces: libido and destrudo. This battle happens as much in a micro scale, every day, within everyone of us, as on a greater scale, between people, societies, countries, and cultures. As we are now closer than ever to the looming spectre of renewed civil war which becomes for some more and more alluring, this seemingly vintage collages reflect very much on a present situation.
As Woody Allen once said: “More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”