WHAT IS BORDER MOVER?
Border Mover is a new pneumatic video installation, in which we continue to explore possible interactions between video image and physical space. It is composed of an LCD monitor, pneumatic cylinders, PC, electronics, quiet air compressor and metal construction. Custom software (made by Rado Miklavcic) synchronizes pneumatics movement of LCD screen with video image and in this way 2 dimensional video is transferred to 3 dimensional space.
Border Mover is on one hand exploring physical and psychical borders, and on the other plays with diverse allusions as for example 'banging one's head against a brick wall'. It is also dealing with contemporary individual being trapped by overwhelming technology and routine of our everyday existence, which resembles monotony of operating machines. We aim to create a minimal, but strong and intriguing new work.
To our Kickstarter supporters we are offering excellent and exciting gifts from a variety of collectors' items and an exclusive opportunity to own an original piece of our art. Our backers will receive their awards in December 2015, just in time for holiday season, perfect for your Christmas or new year's gifts.
We will email all backers a download link to video documentation of the realized, full size installation Border Mover.
We Did This and That is a series of sketches, charcoal and acrylic paintings on paper for our series of photographs and videos which show us by achieving absurd Guinness World Records based on uncommon ideas. It is one of our earlier projects, when we just completed our studies and were thinking about what is art, who is it for and what good art is. We came across rare world records and saw quite a few parallels with artists. The series is self ironic since as artists we are creating similarly absurd situations, innovative endeavors, like people attempting to achieve a world record and gain the ultimate 5 minutes of fame.
If interested in purchasing full size installation from a limited edition of 3 feel free to contact us.
WHERE IS MY MONEY GOING?
With your support we will buy the necessary materials to make the full scale installation. In full scale Border Mover will be presented on a large 40 inch LCD monitor, which will be mounted on the wall, but very close to the floor of the exhibition space.
With your help the new pneumatic video installation will be presented as a premiere in November 2015 in our solo exhibition in Kunsthalle Bratislava. We are convinced that like so many of our previous works Border Mover as well will be presented at prominent media art exhibitions and events around the globe.
WHO WE ARE?
Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak have been working as an artist’s cooperative since 2003. In our art practice, which spans from video, photography, new media and installation, we make a critical examination of contemporary media and capital driven society as we dissect its visual and linguistic structure. We are based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Our works were presented worldwide, in venues like the Sharjah Biennial (AE), Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo (JP), Istanbul Biennial (TR), Biennale Cuvee in Linz (AT), Transmediale in Berlin (DE), FILE in Sao Paulo (BR)... We received numerous grants and awards, including the CYNETART Award by the Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau in Dresden (DE).
Risks and challenges
Many technically complex media installations we realized so far, were presented at renowned exhibitions worldwide and received numerous grants, nominations and awards. Based on our experience, the diverse, technically and visually complex projects, which we have realized in the thirteen years of our cooperative work, we feel absolutely confident that we will achieve the goals set as outlined.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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