This is a catapult, literally, a catapult. The proposed intervention as a part of the workshop ‘With the Collection’, took Dušan Džamonja’s sculpture ‘ALP — II’ as a starting point. Džamonja is considered as one of the most influential and visionary sculpture artists during the socialist era, and well known for his monuments dedicated to the Partisans and victims of fascism.
The aim of this intervention is an urgently needed one: to borrow and spread Džamonja’s spirit, in these times of increasing nationalism and xenophobia that spread like a virus in societies. A 30cm wide and 15m long, elastic purple rubber band usually used by sport enthusiasts for increased body flexibility is re-purposed and attached to the two gray pillars of the museum space. The rubber band creates a catapult together with the pillars and Džamonja’s metal sphere, placed on the shelf within David Maljković’s site-specific intervention. There is tension in the stretched rubber band suggesting a ‘readiness to go!’ of the artwork. To go, and reach a new destination outside the institution space, to land and spread.