Tanja Vujinović

Tanja Vujinović Universal Objects Exhibition

Park I & II

Park I & II are a realtime 3D works built in a video game engine made for the contemplative play, filled with animistic and anthropomorphic data. Parks as works belonging to the Universal Objects series and similar to other works from the cycle, are made of excavations and interventions within the material infrastructure of the digital. It is a vast digital environment occupied by mutated digital objects. It is a contemplative environment made of fifteen different fields, thirteen “performative” houses, bots that perform rituals, and digital artworks for public space from the Universal Objects collection. Visitors can enjoy random walks, they can jog through the park, or systematically visit the whole park by observing one segment at a time. Visitors use arrow keys, the shift key and space bar on a keyboard to move their avatar through digital space.

Garden

Garden is a surreal digital garden full of avatars performing their rituals. It is a realtime 3D work built in a video game engine that enables a visitor to stroll through and explore the surroundings from a first-person perspective. The visitor is invited to explore hidden sounds, corners and avatars’ body modifications in this unusual garden.

Observers

In the series of works called Universal Objects: Observers, avatars observe iterations of themselves displayed in a gallery environment. Environments from the Universal Objects series are non-narrative situations – vibrational, living surroundings filled with elements that are either inanimate or executing simple behavioral patterns through which the situations themselves become like an organism. The majority of 3D objects, like suspended automata, perform minimal ritualistic gestures. They create zones of pulsing play that never transcend into something else but rather exist in a state of non-narrative endlessness.

Levitations

Levitations is a series of seven digital prints of avatars caught amidst ritual levitations. Environments from the Universal Objects series are non-narrative situations – vibrational, living surroundings filled with elements that are either inanimate or executing simple behavioral patterns through which the situations themselves become like an organism. The majority of 3D objects, like suspended automata, perform minimal ritualistic gestures. They create zones of pulsing play that never transcend into something else but rather exist in a state of non-narrative endlessness.

Tatjana Tanja Vujinović Kušelj

Tatjana Tanja Vujinović Kušelj graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1999, at the painting department, and has been a guest student at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. She holds a Ph.D in Philosophy and Theory of Visual Culture from the Faculty of Humanities Koper. She lives and works in Ljubljana.
Since 1997 she has participated in 140 collective and 29 individual exhibitions including galleries and museums in Strasbourg, Düsseldorf, Denver, Meran, Graz, Manchester, Istanbul, Maribor, Ljubljana and Belgrade. Her works have been presented at large festivals, such as ISEA2009 (Belfast), Ars Electronica (Linz), Kinetica Art Fair (London), the Spor Festival (Arhus), the Zeppelin Sound Art Festival (Barcelona), FILE – Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paulo) and FILE RIO (Rio de Janeiro). She has also presented her work through many internet projects and festivals.
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