Chronologically, through the explanations of selected works I will present part of my thought process and work from the beginning of my MA study at the New media ( 2011-2014).
Works – ideas that form a whole inside which I wanted to express and explore the segments of my thinking that preoccupy me for a few years now: the influence of my way of thinking on my reality; relation between the conscious and the unconscious, the collective and the personal; influence of my life conditions and collective conditions on me, and my influence on them.
At the beginning of my study I got an assignment “not to form”, not to make sculpture, as to create a distance from my practice so far.
I found myself in new surroundings and I wanted to take a new approach to communication.
Thinking of how I could approach this assignment, I devised the following experiment;
The work consists of a glass container filled with tomato concentrate, and a row of toast with a few drops of water. Over a period of one month I documented the process inside these two “systems” .
This experiment made me think about circumstances- conditions in general.
The question that followed was: am I like this tomato sauce? What is my container, what are my conditions – circumstances? How can I, using art as a tool, influence my mind, surroundings, and create conditions for communication and change?
Conditions that we are in- form us, they shape our unconscious.
The exploration continued by analyzing my life – space, my room. A a symbolic start, I cleaned my room with paper napkins.
( light box 100 x 70 x 10 cm )
My first experiment led me to explore my circumstances - conditions. What i interact with the most.
The first part of this work was documenting of my life habitat. The contents of my room, things I posses, clothes, transportation devices, personal documents, money, food.. that which I mostly use and consume.
The goal of this process was to become more conscious of my conditions. What all these objects and habits mean to me , what is their purpose.
After I made this life-archive, using photoshop I put them all on a white background.
All these little “ icons” reminded me of a computer interface.
I decided to create a computer game interface from the documented material. The goal was to to digest and reconstruct what I have consumed. To try to reprogramme my life, my unconscious. I see allot of analogies between life and a computer game. Classes, skills, quests, items.. rules that we have to learn and abide by to survive, a game that was created by others for us, a game we are born into.
What interests me here the idea of using art as a tool or a programming language for the self. A repropriation of the virtual product that is sold to us, a way of thinking.. which inserts itself from use and habbit.
( documentation: installation, video, performance )
Through exploration of my circumstances- conditions I started exploring my habits. Behaviour that I repeat and which shapes me through time. Circumstances that we live in shape our habits, and vice versa.
To change a habit one must endure the change for two months for it to take hold.
I decided I would change my following habits for a month: sleep biorhythm- going to bed early, food- vegan food, training, meditation, stop smoking, visiting social networks- stop activity for a month, playing guitar- playing every day.
Every day I documented what I did from the assignment. Just a little change in one part of life brings about change in the whole.
That what we give attention to, grows.
Can we by changing our habits change the system that we live in, that we are "addicted" to?
Evolving archive methodical medium
( digital print 210 x 120 cm )
With this work I wanted to systematize the progress of my work, and create a methodology of thinking and communication with myself and other people.
The work is a pdf and jpg file, a documentary archive language that i constantly ad too.
Inside this body structure- system I tried to position my works so far, and to direct the future ones.With this kind of overview I have an insight in to what body parts and in what way participate in interaction..
During my study of sculpture I developed a creative process which began by setting up certain parameters of the process of building inside which I allowed myself an open and free exploration.This works is also a continuationof the exploration set by "Life game".