Alea iacta est, 2003

50. Biennale in Venice (slogan: dream – conflict), Polish Pavilion, fragment of the project
phot. by Andrzej Świetlik

game is a dream of winning
game is an archetypical from form of conflict
game is the simplest symbol of the relation dream- conflict

Formula: „dream, conflict” is widely known, in its elements from everyday experience. Each day we sleep, dream (consciously and unconsciously) and we go into minor or major conflicts (from argues between people to fights with ourselves). Game becomes its common base by incorporating these situations into one piece of art.

These two definitions can be understood literally or metaphorically and in case they overlap we can divagate with them in field of art.

The dice, a game invented by the Homeric wise man Palamedes assumes that the participants will play with someone about something likewise in the film ‘The Seventh Seal’ by Bergman the knight plays with death. By using his invention I assume a possibility to play with oneself for ‘nothing’.

Stanisław Dróżdż

Interpretations:

Alea iacta est, Paweł Sosnowski, Polish exposition project at the 50th Biennale in Vienice 2003
Alea iacta est, Elżbieta Łubowicz, Stanisław Dróżdż: Love to the Word, Love to the Things