Alenka Pirman, Untitled, 2007
-OR- premene umetnosti / changes of art
Being poetic in correspondence with an oracle
Alenka Pirman (SI) // Katarina Zdjelar (RS/NL), Borut Savski (SI) // Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (SI/NL) // Evelyn Müürsepp (EE) // Erkki Luuk (EE) // John Grzinich (US/EE) // Simon Macuh (SI) // Marko Košnik (SI) // Petra Kapš (SI)
Likovni salon, 10. 09. - 17. 10. 2010
exhibition // performances // presentations // lectures // talks // book
-OR- changes of art manifesting in the form of an exhibition, several performances, discussions, lectures and a book, establish points of view, open up sections of panorama that could be summed up in the subtitle Being poetic in correspondence with an oracle. Everything tuned to the compound -OR-: the words chosen to be evoked in polyphonic echoes, as well as meanings and symbolic contributions. Within the project, -OR- is traced and explored through practices believed to compose the continual civilisational sampling of behaviour, action, expression, decision-making, system thinking, of the discursive and the intuitive, and eventually the times when the “West” and the “East” communicate by means of code combinatorics: Oraculous (oracular), oratorial, Orphean, rhetoric.
-OR- changes of art place mirrors between form, sign and meaning; eavesdrop and open the eyes to what is between their changes and selections. In other words: emerging in a flexible relationship between the constant and the variable, the project explores the relations between the sign and the meaning, both being referred to as the extreme points of the work of art. The projects seeks the boundary between triggering and creating processes within a human being, and their consequential outward reflection, the emphasis being on the perception and experience both as viewed by the individual and the current social configuration.
Evelyn Müürsepp, drawing, Alenka Pirman, object, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, a series of black and white algorithmically generated prints, Borut Savski, interactive audiovisual installation, Katarina Zdjelar, video, Simon Macuh, performance RRR– Resnično, Resnično, zaRes – Kdaj velja tretja Resnica?, Erkki Luuk, performance A Wot, John Grzinich, performance, Marko Košnik, XOR, lecture, Petra Kapš, the book, as well as collective discussions serve as diverse formal languages of occupying the scene. Beauty emerges during the artistic process and interpretation. Or, according to Peter Sloterdijk “…who learns to speak poetically, shall immediately begin introducing the freedom of breathing into the language that we learn when entering the historical speech of intermediary forces. A priori exemptions therefore exist in our manner of telling the truth, related in its origin to the right of air and expanse.” (To Come to the World, To Come to the Language / p. 130). Within -OR- changes of art, the gazes are focused where expandability is being activated.
OR- changes of art are inspired by the phenomenon of the oracle, by the human as a medium, by interpretation and the truth. Oracle as an instrument, as an intermediary, as a tool, as a decision-making instrument, as a system, as emanation...
Concept by Petra Kapš