The woman produces the man

The man will kill her................................................................................2008

"It is in the nature of the things: the adult has responsibility and decision making capabilities. However Vénera Kastrati wants to go deeper: refusing the idea that only the man responds to our ancestral needs. His prevailing requirements of an often bad life, without scruples, forces her to look for the causes of his impulses, of the abdication of love from which he was generated. She explores the educational childhood phases with conviction, as if she looks to find some justification, even if they’re far away, even if they’re faint, even if they’re difficult…she firmly believes in the "clean sweep" of a philosophical memory: It is the idea that man is generated from pedagogical ideologies, and social and economic preconditions that form this unquestionable nature. The woman, "the producer" of humanity, is at the beginning just an indistinct matrix, even if she is pushed from her love, she is in the position of an educational mother, of a character matrix, consequently matrix of a collective social stamp whom will swallow up the same love from where the last one was generated.The woman will die from the same hand of her own children….or from the same hand that she unconsciously educated her children. She was simply following tradition, history, all that has been handed down for generations. Man is capable of devastating war, of a decisional possibility that is highlighted in history and everyday news, able to refuse the same love from which he was born. After all, woman keeps on giving birth and giving love but, in her function of an intimate and silent familiar dimension, she has an considerable importance in the future emancipation of the human being. What are the consequences of an education setting out tradition? Is the same woman, the mother, the manufacturer of monsters that were generated from a primary impulse of love? (see below to continue...) .........Testo originale in italiano ............... intervista in italiano M.Rukaj .... interviste ne shqip M.Rukaj


view from the show

In the research of the possible various human forms, Kastrati analyzes first and foremost the infantile phases of everyone of us. Through the toys that are assigned to both male and female children, the characterizing seeds are sown for the distinguished future. Through the commercial choices of big businesses that produce toys, the educating mother chooses what kind of toy to give to her children. So Vénera Kastrati dedicates a part of the exhibition to a doll refused by the western market because it is black, than to the plastic prototypes of the powerful army men, that in the aspect of invincible character, these toys are given to the male children because they can stage their imaginary battles. Using various mediums, from video to drawings, photography, Kastrati creates a tense crossing in order to focus reflections and to create doubts, to stimulate feelings whether intellectual or perceptive, in short to involve as many visitors as possible in a scenic atmosphere, wrapping them up and making them take part in it. In the heart of the exhibition is a big panel of transparent Plexiglas, painted over a producer mother, through the one which will project the shade of every spectator on the wall: every one of us is a son/daughter of a big mother, assimilable figure, to a indistinct prototype producer. The video, another important part of the exhibition, recreates the concept of a producer mother and an unconscious destroyer, and is talking about innocence motherly love and it’s consequences social- historic The thread of the exhibition is the last research of Kastrati dedicated to the shadow. Each of her works is double, splitting in two just throwing, settling and seeping into other works, creating the idea of the other face of the things, and of the cohabitation of one into other to the different possibilities. It is saying that every person is a result of his/her own educative background, and other generated following events. Every thing has some effect on a behind-the-scenes activity." Maria Vittoria Berti