[NetBehaviour] grey) (area ::: Tanja Deman: Abode of Vacancy

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grey) (area ::: Tanja Deman: Abode of Vacancy

grey) (area . space of contemporary and media art, Korcula, Croatia


Tanja Deman: Abode of Vacancy

18th - 28th August 2011. daily 21 - 22 h
opening: Thursday 18th August . 21 - 23 h

Abode of Vacancy is a video work composed of a series of collaged 
tableau with subtle movements. They are concerned with the dream-like 
environments of nature and the modernist city devoid of human activity. 
Throughout the whole piece traces of nature and the city are juxtaposed, 
creating a tension, a drama and a dialog produced in their difference. 
The work focuses on how we perceive our recently built legacy. Scenes of 
the video were shot on around twenty locations on the coastline of 
Netherlands, city of Rotterdam, coastline of south Croatia and city of 
Split and Zagreb. The manner in which these moving images are 
constructed references cinematography and its relation to the still 
image, while exploring visual perception by means of combining flatness 
and deep focus, time, stillness and movement. Abode of Vacancy aims to 
produce a series of affective images that evoke environments outside the 
conventional flow of time and definition of space.

The exhibition has been curated by Darko Fritz

Tanja Deman is a visual artist born in Split. She graduated sculpture at 
the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in Croatia and did here MA studies in 
Lens-based media at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. She has been 
exhibiting since 2000 in Croatia and abroad. She won couple of awards 
for her work. Her work “No 222” is part of a collection of the Museum of 
Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia. Recently she mainly works in the 
medium of photo-collages in light boxes, photography and video. Her main 
interest lies in the psychology of space, which she explores through the 
surfaces of modernist architecture, deserted landscapes and an evocation 
of cinematic images. Her approach to space is similar to forensic 
architecture, which is focused on decoding histories embedded in built 
environments. More info:http://www.tanja-deman.com


grey) (area . space of contemporary and media art
contact: Darko Fritz, darko at darkofritz.net, + 385 91 5800193

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