AK: Could you describe one particular work or project? You suggest an autobiographical connection bound to personal experiences. Is that typical?
VA: For the installation The Farm in 2003 I made four large collages out of reflecting shiny foil, each piece representing the shape of one typical farm animal. I chose a cow, a horse, a sheep, and a pig.
I dismembered each animal into several puzzle-like elements and then I cut them (the various puzzle elements) so that the collage looked like a mechanical graphic shape. Afterwards I just glued it on the wall.The goal in developing such a work was to create an interaction between my pieces and the public just as I interacted with a specific environment at a specific time in my life. Most of my creations are based on that process.