making of Golden Warriors "
Reception: Thursday, June 8, 7PM - 9PM
Making of Golden Warriors”,
is the first in a series of new media works curated by Mateo Zlatar
notion of standardization is an attempt to reduce and simplify the
greatest number of human needs to the greatest degree of equality. It
is up to us as to whether standardization opens more interesting realms
of experience than it closes. Depending on the result, we could end up
with a total degradation of human life, or the possibility of perpetually
discovering new desires. But these desires will not come about on their
own, in the oppressive frame of our world. Communal action must be taken
to detect, manifest, and realize them.
Worldwide city of the future’[…] for a society of
total automatation, in which the need to work is replaced by a nomadic
life of creative play, a modern return to Eden. The “homo ludens” whom
man will become once freed from labor will not have to make art, for
he can be creative in the practice of his daily life.
I want to be a bridge.
My work is the material witness of this desire.
I am more interested in art as process than art as object.
I deal with
social constructs and their expression in forms of spatial organization.
How do hierarchies and power structures manifest themselves? How do
people subvert them? How do enclosures operate in terms of space, politics
and society. I want the viewer to reconsider borders, exchanges, interior/exterior,
otherness, “us” and “them”.
My work is informed by architecture and documentary. I am interested in infiltrations, mutations, nomadic flows, globalization, transplants, islands of time, taken cities and melting pots.
I use the city as a laboratory, textbook and site for speculation.
Relational aesthetics is the notion that the role of artworks is no
longer to form imaginary and utopian realties, but to actually be ways
of living and models of action within the existing real.
I see art as a space of maximum licenses within an increasingly regulated
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