Untitled (Archive ST3: Military Hospital)
2019
digital prints on canvas, used hospital beds
each print 185,5 x 173 cm
archival photographs: City Museum of Split, Collection of Photographs (photographer: Ante Roca)

Installation view: Untitled (Archive ST3: Military Hospital) at the Waldinger Gallery – Osijek City Galleries, Zagreb, Croatia (October 23 – November 24, 2019)
Untitled (Archive ST3: Military Hospital)
2019
digital prints on canvas, used hospital beds
each print 185,5 x 173 cm
archival photographs: City Museum of Split, Collection of Photographs (photographer: Ante Roca)

Installation view: Oscillations, Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia (August 6 – September 1, 2019)
Untitled (Archive ST3: Military Hospital) is the continuation of the project Untitled (Archive ST3) that was started in 2015. Focus of the project lies in the re-contextualization of the 1960s architecture – in this case, of the former Military Hospital in Split.

The work is a hybrid between photography and light installation. It consists of the digital prints of an archival photographs of the hospital’s interior taken in 1965, prior to the hospital’s inauguration. The photographs represent a clinical view, distanced and cold, and include a temporal distance from the represented subjects, pointing out the relationship between place and document. Each print is mounted on the pair of vertically placed old hospital beds, as freestanding object displayed in space. Beds are not only props of the past in the role of artistic installation, but at the same they represent some kind of constructions, frames for photographs, bearers of a certain memory.

Two works from the series were produced for the group exhibition Oscillations at the Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia and four of them for the solo exhibition Untitled (Archive ST3: Military Hospital) at the Waldinger Gallery – Osijek City Galleries, Osijek, Croatia.
Photo-documentation of exhibited works:
Robert Matić; Viktor Popović
Archival photographs used in the work:
City Museum of Split, Collection of Photographs (photographer: Ante Roca)