Tanja Vujinović – Universal Objects (Explosions, BBFs2, Still Life)Published on June 19th, 2017
project preview – individual exhibition
23rd-30th June 2017; exhibition opening: Friday, 23rd June 2017 at 21.00
Friday, 30th June, 20h at Cirkulacija 2, Tobačna Ljubljana:
20h – 21h Live play session within interactive 3D work “Universal Objects: ȶ Ʌ Ɏ Ưƙ Ʈ Ʊ ǃ ǓƔ – Still Life” built in game engine and talk with the artist about the Universal Objects series
from 21h: Exhibition closing party
Universal Objects: Explosions is an audio-visual work containing four scenes of exploding objects. Only for a brief fragment of time are we able to see the delicate objects before and after they start exploding. These events are silently observed by a group of avatars.
Universal Objects: ȶ Ʌ Ɏ Ưƙ Ʈ Ʊ ǃ ǓƔ – Still Life is a work created in computer game engine. It pulls us into the enigmatic interior filled with rooms and setups of still life. The work refers to one among traditional themes of classic painting; still life as a tool for contemplation. The work is made of digital objects readily available in public repositories of objects.
Universal Objects: BBF2 is audio-visual, psycho-scape vignette about heaviness of the online life; about depths of the shallow relationships and its implications on the cosmetic appearance of our avatars.
In her works Tanja Vujinović explores the relationship between consciousness and technology through digital animism and contemplative play. Her works are made of interventions within the material infrastructure of the digital by using software applications, custom electronics and physical and digital objects. They either take the form of specific situations or dynamic environments, which are brought to life with the help of virtual machines.
This internationally active artist has participated in hundred and forty collective exhibitions and had thirty individual exhibitions. Since 1997 her audio-visual works, digital prints and installations have been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, such as the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf, the Museum of Contemporary Art – Denver, Kunsthaus Meran, the Medienturm International Forum in Graz, the Cornerhouse Gallery in Manchester, the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, MMC Kibla Maribor and Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana. Her works have been presented at festivals, such as ISEA2009, The 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Ars Electronica Linz, Kinetica Art Fair in London, the Spor Festival in Arhus, the Zeppelin Sound Art Festival in Barcelona, FILE – Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo and FILE RIO in Rio de Janeiro, among others. She has also presented her work at events, such as the Madrid Abierto in Madrid, Euroscreen21 at various locations, Continental Breakfast in Maribor, and Nuit Blanche in Paris. She has presented her Internet-based works as part of the Ctheory Multimedia’s NetNoise, the Web Biennial Istanbul, Helium by Ballongmagasinet and NIFCA, and Sinnlos WebArt.
She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in the year 1999 at the painting department and has been a guest student at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. She also holds a Ph.D in Philosophy and Theory of Visual Culture from the Faculty of Humanities Koper.
More about her work: www.ultramono.org
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Production: Ultramono – Research and Production of Media Art, Tavčarjeva 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija, www.ultramono.org
Coproduction: Cirkulacija 2, Tobačna Ljubljana, www.cirkulacija2.org
Contact: Ultramono / Tanja Vujinović, email@example.com, 040375100
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