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Kinetic video installation, 2019. Co-produced by: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia; MMC Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia; ACC_R Creators in Lab, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea. Supported by: Republika Slovenija Ministrstvo za kulturo / Republic Slovenia Ministry of Culture.

Kinetic video installation Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? presents a situation of performer being caught inside the screen, walking endlessly as if he is spinning a giant wheel, but awkwardly enough spinning a rectangular, a 16 : 9 LCD monitor, a screen among countless screens, information boards, smart phones, which flood our contemporary existence. Unconventional device appears like perpetum mobile, but alludes to contemporary definition of a rat race, an endless, excessive or competitive work, a pointless pursuit without a purpose. The title of installation is taken after one of Gaugin’s final and iconic work D'ou Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Ou Allons Nous, painted in Tahiti. Like Gaugin’s painting the installation proposes a fundamental question where the world is headed. It is an introspect of human condition.

Nika Oblak & Primož Novak "JEFFRY KUNST, PUPPY from SAETCHI COLLECTION", installation, 2007 - work in progress

Saetchi Collection is a collection of replicas of artworks by commercially successful contemporary artists, which is dealing with the relation between global economy and marketing of contemporary art. Nika Oblak & Primož Novak slightly changed the names of the represented artists and thus used a strategy common in copying fashion or technical trademarks, where the original name is changed, but still recognizable. Thus like the famous sports company Adidas becomes Amidas, Saetchi Collection presents for example Jeffry Kunst, Trace Amine, Damon Horst... Central to Saetchi Collection is the relation between an original and copy in contemporary art as a relationship between ‘priceless’ and ‘worthless’. Replicas of artworks in the collection are being produced by craftsmen in countries, which offer cheaper work force.

CV Nika Oblak & Primož Novak have been working as a collective since 2003. In their artistic practice they examine contemporary media and capital driven society as they dissect its visual and linguistic structure. They operate in the border zone between reality and fiction in order to create ambivalent artistic interventions. They make performative actions in public, private or remote locations and often appear as protagonists of their works. “Nika Oblak and Primož Novak use technology as a self-reflection tool; they build complex machines capable of bridging the physical and the virtual, the digital and the mechanical, the natural and the artificial. Since 2003, they have produced a large number of projects, including performances, films, photography and installations, that together constitute an ongoing investigation on contemporary life, focusing on its most controversial aspects: the traps of consumerism, the oppressive structures of work and politics, the ambiguous relationship between reality and fiction, the hidden perils of an uncritical use of technologies.”

Anastasia Marčelja "Ars Memoriae", digital print, 2022-work in progress

Ars Memoriae is a work created as part of the Emergency Exit course held at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka in the academic year 2021/2022. The work is an interpretation and visualization of internal human frequencies that are recorded using the Muse object, a tool used in neuroscience to process mental activity signals.

CV Anastasia Marčelja je studentica dizajna i umjetnica na Nouva Accademia di Belle Arti u Milanu. Voli crtati, čitati, pisati, filozofirati, a redovito obilazi u prirodu gdje sakuplja inspiraciju za svoj rad. Njena radoznalost je stalna i to je razlog što uživa u stvaranju projekata u bilo kojem području. Iskustvo rada ima i u turističkoj industriji od upravljanja projektima do vođenih obilazaka i međunarodnih sajmova. U Contemporary je nastavila svoj rad proučavajući umjetnost i dizajn, “izazivajući sebe tamo gdje su putevi stvaranja beskonačni”.

Mario Mu "Sites Of Encounter", video instalacija, HD, 3x18, min., drvene ploče, 2022

The meeting places examine the possibilities of breaking through different narrative sequences into the physical space, which is made especially difficult by the introduction of a computer-generated image that we do not consider real a priori. As in most other works, Mario Mu is looking for participants ready to question perception in a digital context, building on the pressing problems of everyday society. As a consequence of the pandemic crisis, the topic of working conditions in various contexts of home and online work is becoming more and more relevant, and Meeting Places can be seen as an opportunity to open a space-time limited dialogue in which participants reflect on the intersections of their own and broader social battles. The work maps the context of working conditions after the pandemic, i.e. a kind of transition from classic work spaces - factories, to the metaverse. The work of Meeting Place was created with the support of WHW Collective, V2_Institute for Unstable Media, Metamedij Association and International Graphic Center Ljubljana.

CV Mario Mu is a visual artist and director living in Berlin, Germany. He works on various research projects which are often constructed as extended gaming platforms. Apart from frequently incorporating sound and drawing, his practice mainly shifts between game design, 3D animation and performance. He received a BFA from Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia and an MFA from University of Arts in Berlin, Germany. During 2016. and 2017. Mu was an active member of the Research Center for Proxy Politics, and since 2017. he has been working on a series of events as an author and collaborator at the TAP-Théâtre auditorium de Poitiers, France; V2 Rotterdam, The Netherlands; MGLC Ljubljana, Slovenia; MAAT Lisbon, Portugal; Play Co London, UK; Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Ufer Studios, Galerie gr_und and Silent Green in Berlin, Germany; MSU, Pogon and GMK in Zagreb, Croatia among others. Digital and online projects include collaborations with AVYSS, Mizuha, The Killscreen, The Carillon, BoCA Biennial, Milan Machinima Festival, Gamescenes,, Gestalten Publishing, FACT Magazine, Wrong Biennale, The School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe, STYLY, Lima Sky, Pivilion, and Inquiry Inc.

Filip Borelli "Underground Vibrational Dialogues of Labin", 2020.

Space into sound, sound into movement, movement into vibration...Vibrating dialogues of Labin's underground the art installation was created by studying the relationship between space, sound and light in the conditions of the underground mining world of Raša and Labin. The frequency spectrum of standing waves is obtained through an experimental approach to sound analysis of space. It is precisely these waves that are created as sound waves phenomenon within a closed space, with their arrangement and composition determine the character of the architecture itself.

Photokinteica, 2022

is a series created from a series of kinetic light painting photographs that use public light scenes to create abstract compositions. The long exposure technique reveals the relationship between darkness and light using the method of camera movement. The artist selects light sources and manually moves them through the image, simultaneously manipulating focus and zoom. Different light sources used in the environment reveal the potential of the image through the frequency spectrum of light. In this way, public light scenes are transformed into an expressionist painting in which light acts as paint and darkness as a canvas. Texture, color and rhythm are determined by different properties of the light source such as frequency and flicker. Blockweb, three kinetic light paintings / Digital photography / Print on aluminum plate, 71 x 107 cm, in 2022

CV Filip Borelli is a multidisciplinary artist diving into the understanding of interactions between light, sound, movement, and music combined in Multimedia Art Performances. He completed his master's degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and also at the Economic University in Zagreb. Since 2014. worked as a performer, musician, and author of luminous concepts, performances, and installations. He is also involved in various music projects as a choreographer, instrumentalist, singer, beatboxer, interpreter, and composer.

Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller, "Cosmic Commissioner", two objects, 2022

The work was created during a residency at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA. Victor Gruen's satirical text from 1975 was used as the main reference for the creation of the object. In this text, the cosmic commissioner meets various characters such as architects, urban planners and environmentalists on terra (earth). Reflecting on this text and its retro future imaginary, the space is rerendered as an interior landscape full of objects with unusually specific surfaces, iridescent volumes.

CV Many of the artefacts of Hanakam & Schuller, an artist duo living in Vienna, change shape, change their external form and then reappear in different contexts. As artists and researchers, Markus Hanakam and Roswitha Schuller redesign fine art rules for their own needs and create unconventional arrangements and new world designs in videos and objects. They also deal with applied arts. Their works have been shown in Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York, Paris' Palais de Tokyo, Moscow's Museum of Contemporary Culture Garage, Vienna's MAK, Los Angeles' MAK Center for Art and Architecture, and the National art center in Tokyo. Their video—an animation Borgia Device (The Second Day) is part of the show

ANTHROPOCENE ON WAITING — 20 Artists Address the Impact of the Global Pandemic on Art Ecosystems and Earth's Resilience and Sustainability — by PCAI Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative of Piraeus, Greece, curated by Kike Kyriakakou, accompanied by a catalog with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nadim Samman, Selina Nwulu (2020–21).

"The human urge to shape nature with a simultaneous, almost naive fascination with its appearance; marginal areas of scientific and personal poetics; visual language systems and parlantes architectures: Hanakam & Schuller create idiosyncratic visual worlds and, especially in their film projects, bring them into tension with historical references from literature, science and art, while, almost unnoticed, portraying themes of great topicality." — Leon Hösl

Rivka Rinn "The Causasian Rose," Part I and Part II, foto-video, 2022.

The photos were taken during the artist's participation in the festival, Alanica 2013 in the city of Vladikavkaz, Russia. The video consists of 750 photos, selected from a total of 4,500 photos taken during the stay at the festival. The photographs refer to the presence of history in the urban space and archival photographs of cultural events such as dance theater or war, which are contrasted with the depiction of current daily life in the city.

CV Rivka Rinn is an Israeli Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1950. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum have featured Rivka Rinn's work in the past. Rivka Rinn's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 3 USD to 230 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2005 the record price for this artist at auction is 230 USD for Tryptich, Untitled, sold at Tiroche in 2007.