TIMEA ANITA ORAVECZ  

 Time Lost, 2007-2008 
Hand embroidered on textile, framed, series I – III, each 70 × 60 cm


Taking the shape of embroideries, Time Lost presents the administrative documents for which the artist had to apply during the nine years she spent travelling in a presumably borderless and united Europe as an art student and scholarship holder from Central Europe.
Oravecz tried to meet the bureaucratic requirements as best as she could. Accordingly, she embroidered every letter, code, stamp and signature on the "forms", even though the task proved time-consuming, senseless and, due to the countless details, simply impossible – not to mention that she occasionally hurt herself with the needle.
(Beata Hock)