Roman Ondak
(Slovak, born 1966)

Measuring the Universe













I found Roman Ondak’s work really special, the simple gesture of recording down the name and particulars of each individual
that went to the exhibition according to their height created a thick line across the room. The work has personality,
creativity and most importantly, to me, it was created through individualism. In participatory art, the artwork grows along
with the participation, and watching the exhibition unfold was really interesting. Roman Ondak portrayed how simple it is
to create an artwork through our uniqueness.

Erwin Wurm

(Austria, 1954)

Ice Head 2003

























Erwin Wurm invites participants to interact with the art pieces, which have holes in them specifically for the participants to stick a limb in and pose for a photo. With the involvement of the participants, the art piece, which initially seemed mundane and uninteresting, suddenly comes to life and also has a little bit of humour embedded in the participatory art. In a way, the art piece cannot be recreated in that exact setting, making it more intriguing and unique.


Unbeknownst to me, I have stepped into a world ruled by lawlessness.

As I woke up from my sleep on the train, I encountered 3 unique characters.

The first one was the king of Slander, who acts as a police and ‘figure of justice’

ironically in this queer world. He has a tongue of a snake, a face of controversy

and a conveyor belt for a hand as he mass produces the lies and gossips about others.

The second of is the king of deceit.

He holds a book as how a priest would whilst giving

a sermon or a teaching, as a figure of influence. He has a figure of a snake, to more

clearly represent the slyness and deceitfulness of the character. He beckons with the

other hand, to draw followers to crowd around him while he gives his speech of lies.

He has a bandage around his waist, to hide the fact that he has harmed many in his

quest of destruction (although not very well due to it being bloodied).

The last is the queen of lust.

She is represented by a half nude lady who wishes to entice unsuspecting victims

with her figure. She has limbs of an octopus to portray her long reach and strong hold

on her victims, wings of an angel to disguise herself and confuse her victims. She also

wears an eye mask to present a sense of mysteriousness and makes her victims curious

about her true identity.