Akademie Vytvarnych Umení Praha
This twenty-minute video was recorded during a one-and-a-half-hour coaching workshop in a boardroom at the National Gallery in Prague. Six actors, mixed together with regular participants who did not know the situation was staged, took part. The piece deals with manipulation and with the specific question of power in the market, subjects equally topical in the art world; be it the art market, within art institutions, or in the relationship between the artist and the spectator. Watch as the participants’ desire to control the situation becomes more and more apparent. The title of the piece, Reliable Relationship comes from an advertisement for a course in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).