The Scarabs are coprophagous beetles. Most of these species belong to the Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae subfamilies of the family Scarabaeidae. Many Scarabs, called dung beetles, use their mandibles to shape the dung into spherical balls that they can move by rolling them to their burrow. The dung beetle has the distinction of being, at its scale, the strongest insect in the world. This one can raise a mass equivalent to 1,141 times its weight. It play a special role in agriculture by burying or recycling excrement through their digestion. In the context of the Prague Quadrennial, I want to make this insect my power animal, and in its way, to make a big sphere and roll it wherever I go. Technically, I will make the sphere by recycled materials found on site. I hope to provoke reactions of solidarity among passers-by. They will have to help me push the ball in the odds and keep it from rolling on the slopes. The performance will start in the morning and finish in the evening. This action will also evoke the myth of Sisyphus, who was condemned, in Tartarus, by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down when they near the top, repeating this action for eternity.

07 06 2019 09:30
Continues 08 06 2019

Laurent Liber

Country/Region Belgium

Artists Zatopek

07 06 2019 09:30
Where Plaza