Handkerchief

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2019

3D print, plywood
dim: 70 x 100 cm

Likeness (by: Urs Bold)

2019

neon light, plexi glass
dim: 180 x 40 x 10 cm

Polymorphics

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2018

Four wall reliefs are based on the same microscopic image of carbon substance, which is being transformed by the use of special computer programs used in microscopy. The proceeding of image projection in the realm of inverse (multidimensional space) and filtered back into two or three dimensional form by filters’ data extraction produces four variations of the same. Such alteration of the same motif expresses the idea that the polymorphic nature (variabilty) of the visibile is produced only by subjective perception filters that are altering rather invisible same complex reality.

Reciprocity

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2017

diptych: laser-cut and digital print on plexiglass,
dim: 200 x 135 cm

The hanging objects present microscopic images of a carbon substance and its digital mapping (transcription) into a reciprocal space. Perforation of the transparent carrier-surface and the accompanying shadow cause the object to become dematerialized and the transition of the material into an immaterial state in space.

Polymorphic imprint

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2017

installation composed of 4 reliefs (3D print) and 4 photographs (digital print on acrylic support)
dim: reliefs (each): 80 x 80 cm; photographs: 60 x 60 cm

The crystal structures are microscopically analyzed using computer programs, which allow the simulation of mapped image projections into the inverse (reciprocal) space. The manipulation or reduction of data using filters in the domain of inverse space – which is considerably more complex than real space – and the subsequent projection of the motif (based on the partial information) back into the real space generates a transformed version (copy) of the original image. As a result of this mapping the motif is still recognizable; however, the original form has been changed.

Ground reliefs are based on and developed through such mappings and modifications of the image, which was created during the process of microscopic observation of the carbon substances (see the work Reciprocity). The three-dimensional imprints of images, which were created by diffraction in the inverse space (the filters used in this procedure are illustrated by the graphics on the wall), express the similarity embodied in diversity (dissimilar similarity) and from this perspective represent polymorphic imprints of this particular sameness.

The procedure involved in digital mapping and spatial projections, which shape the transformations of the same motif, metaphorically address questions of perception and the selective operations of the psychological structures (perception filters) that define them. These serve to express the idea that our reality is a complex imprint of reciprocal (multidimensional) space, while the polymorphic shape of the visible is created out of the subjective nature and conditions of perception.

Observatory: carbon nanotubes

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2016

sound-kinetic diorama
exterior: acrylic object in crystalloid like form;
interior: relief, turntable, light, sound
sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud
dim: 115 x 72 x 70 cm

The kinetic diorama submerged within and enhanced by the audio environment observed through an opening in the surface of a crystal-shaped object imitates the structural makeup of carbon nanotubes visible through a microscope. A hub of tubes creates a nano-topographic simulation, whose technical attributes reveal another specific characteristic uncovered within the domain of light technology: carbon nanotubes, which represent a compelling potential, since they allow, indeed facilitate the transformation of electrical energy into light with virtually no heat loss.

Observatory: magnetic fluid

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2014-2016

sound-kinetic diorama
exterior: acrylic object in crystalloid like form;
interior: relief (three-dimensional cast), turntable, light, sound
sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud
dim: 110 x 60 x 60 cm
Photo by: Damjan Švarc

A miniature silver landscape in motion that can be viewed through the observation perforations in the partition wall is based on the photographs of magnetic fluids that served as the basis for digital model development and the resulting 3D printed reliefs. In the act of viewing the framed panorama in the static position, the viewer loses a sense of scale; the tiny spiked structures of the kinetic surface take on the appearance of the surface topography of some distant planet. Dematerialized by its own reflections, the artificial landscape blurs the distinction between the real and the virtual. Simulacra of the natural metaphorically mediate the idea of nature as a projection, one that mirrors our own projections and perceptions.

Ferrocrystals

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2014

laser-cut and digital print on plexiglass,
variable dimensions
Exhibition views at UGM, Maribor (2016) and Today Art Museum, Beijing (2016)
Photo by: Damjan Švarc

Photosensitive images are based on microscopic images of the nanoparticles of a magnetic fluid's crystallized structure. Digitally processed and laser-treated images of organic patterns reveal the invisible arrangements at nano-scale dimensions. At the same time the material reproductions on the glass create dematerialized sensory bodies whose projections transform our perception of space. The installation implies a moving viewer, as the surface textures vary with the viewing angle.

Luminescence

2012

light-kinetic installation; turntable, silver plating plexiglass dim. 70 x 90 cm, light reflections variable dimensions sound: Scanner - Robin Rimbaud

Anatomical Transfigurations

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2012

X-ray films, four-part series
dim: no. 1: 155 x 116 cm, no. 2: 155 x 124 cm, no. 3: 145 x 124 cm, no. 4: 145 x 116 cm

Anatomical Transfigurations explores the effects of medical visualizations and mediation of the internal body upon the altered perception and valuation of the body today. In a broader perspective it questions the dichotomy between physical and mental, eternal and transitory, thus exploring and expanding the traditional theme of vanitas. The transfiguration of anatomical fragments as recorded by conventional x-ray techniques into new visual representations effects a re-contextualization of scientific medical imagery into the field of art.

Self-portrait – Camera Oralis

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2012

digital print on plexiglass
Variable dimensions
Collaboration: Uroš Abram

This series of photographs was produced using a particular form of camera obscura created by the artist's mouth. Technically the images are based on the use of a small piece of photosensitive paper installed in the mouth with the aperture located between the lips: the projection of light 'draws' an outline of the body observed and the exterior body is displaced in its own interior. However, the shape of the body, resulting in such an analogous process as an imprint of light, is not the only element determining the image; it occurs via a mixture of other types of imprints produced by the body itself - fingers, saliva, tongue, teeth, etc. The resulting 'visceral' self-portrait is permeated by corporeality and does not singularly 'represent' the bodily.

Fractal

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2012

mirror - glass (dim: 120 x 80 cm), light projection and reflection

The light work Fractal is part of a series of works dealing with the idea of the 'transparent body'. Formally the work is based on a radiological image of the brain, the use of light sensitive materials and the integration of non-material phenomena such as light projections and reflections. The diffracted image shows the branching of blood vessels and also, because of the vertical installment, resembles the structure of the pulmonary bronchi. The fractal structure of the corporal organ maps the invisible geometry of the body, while the light dematerializing the image suggests the impermanent and fragile essence of the physical, whether organic or artificial.

Light Crystalloid

2008

LED diodes, plexi-glass, aluminum frame
dim: 80 x 250 cm

Luminous

2008

plexiglass, reflective foil, resin, light reflection
variable dimensions

Levitation

2007

plexiglass, reflective foil, resin, light reflection
variable dimensions

Lumina

2007

plexiglass (200 x 140 cm), resin, light reflection, light projection
variable dimensions

Cross-sections

2007

plexiglass, aluminium plate (100 x 150 cm), resin, light reflection, light projection
variable dimensions

Reflective Transitoriness

2006

kinetic light installation
reflective foil, artificial resin, rotating motor, lights
variable dimensions

A transparent picture is suspended on a rotating engine installed on the ceiling and is illuminated by two halogen projectors. It slowly rotates and projects moving, crystal-like light rays and veiled reflections. The fractal form on the plate is a computer-modified image of an X-ray scan of the author's brain. The reproduction is two-sided, made of two types of material – one that reflects like a mirror, and another that enlarges like a magnifying lens, thus creating a condensation of light into a crystalline projection. The kinetic, multilayered spatial structure creates a virtual picture of membranous veils of light, which in the dissolving borders between the exterior and the interior, the projected and the reflected, metaphorically speaks of transitoriness, non-determination and the multidimensional spatial/time essence of every system, the sensible (natural or artificial) as well as the intelligible.

Cerebral Landscapes (Reflection)

2006

kinetic light installation
bended plexiglas, light projection, electronic light modulator
variable dimensions

Four projectors illuminate a bent piece of plexiglass positioned horizontally on the floor that reflects a multi-layered image: an organic-like structure on the wall of a triangle-shaped space. The light is manipulated with an electronic modulator, which regulates the intensity and speed of the projection, thus giving the impression of a slow, wave-like movement of a three-dimensional porous structure. The project deals with the visualization of pulsating pre-cerebral states, mental-sensory patterns and mental energies. Cerebral Landscapes – Reflection can also be understood as an artistic metaphor of dichotomy, implied by the dual meaning of the word reflection, since it can denote the optic phenomenon of light reflection or a mental activity – a concentrated process of thinking.

Crystalline Diagram

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2006

reflective foil, plexiglass
dim: 2,5 x 0,5 m;
A fractal-like crystalline shape made of reflective foil on plexiglass creates a diffraction of light and forms an abstract color image of the light spectrum – a rainbow on the wall perpendicular to it. The composition is a computer-aided image showing an isolated brain vessel, which as part of the human blood system presents a natural fractal form.

Lux Aeterna

2006

site-specific installation (La Cittadele, Saint-Tropez)
plexiglass (150 x 200 cm), resin, light projection, sand

Crystal Shade

2003

plexiglass, artificial epoxy resin, mirror
dim: 85 x 300 cm

Gradual Passage

2003

plexiglass, artificial resin
dim: 100 X 180 cm

Vaporscape

2003

plexiglass, artificial resin
dim: 180 x 100 cm

Translucent Membrane

2002

plexiglass, artificial epoxy resin, shadow, reflection
dim: 180 x 100 cm

Reflection

2002

bend plexiglass, reflected light
Dim: 100 x 200 x 60 cm

Incubator

2002

multimedia interactive sound-light installation
collaboration: Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

Nature

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2001

artificial resin, pigment;
dim: 120 x 130 cm