Project title: Petr Dub – Směna
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Year: 2012
Author/client: Petr Dub

From the formal perspective, the Exchange is a response to the unusual offer of the management of an undisclosed house of prostitution in the centre of Prague to realise an exhibition project for one of the company’s houses of prostitution in the Holešovice Market Hall. Together with the exhibition’s co-author Zdeněk Porcal, we decided not to refuse pejoratively this problematic and borderline situation and to integrate in the common cycle entitled Reframed. The work of art includes producing a cycle consisting of twelve objects of a standardised size of 100 x 12 x 12 cm. The numbered and documented objects will be installed directly into particular rooms of the staff members of the house of prostitution, taking into account the layout of individual interiors. Within a certain deadline, the women offering their services in individual rooms will have a chance to give, free of charge, the work of art to any customer visiting them, while the decision to make the donation will be at the discretion of every particular girl. In this manner, twelve fragments of the single work of art are thus gradually given away more or less randomly without any further author’s control…