The title of the work Domestication. The First Five Thousand Years is a paraphrase of the title of the book by american anthropologist David Graeber - Debt: The First 5,000 Years, , 2011. A major argument of David Graeber is that the imprecise, informal, community-building indebtedness of "human economies" is only replaced by mathematically precise, firmly enforced debts through the introduction of violence, usually state-sponsored violence in some form of military or police.
In my work I place a critique of the neoliberal turn that leaves large parts of the populations marginalized, useless, vicimized, out of the frame of societies, through sophisticated biopolitical control that could be intepreted as a process of "domestication". In the presented scenario the sceleton of a domesticated animal - the dog, is placed next to the sceleton of a beggar to extend and contradict the process of domestication.
Produced by Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv on the ocassion of the exhibition "Disconsent" 2014, curated by Iara Boubnova