Work consists of metal ladders and round pool filled with used motor oil. Specific quality of the used liquid – petroleum product, opens up multiple levels of interpretation, as global vision of polluted environment and consumer society whose future uncertainly floats dependant on big businesses and available energy resources. Tensions and commotions are continued in the visual registry of the pools. Dark mirror focuses the tricks of perception, the illusionistic relations of object and image. With its density and disorienting shiny surface it takes away the feeling of depth. Simultaneous to capturing the flexible reflections of the surroundings, it also simulates the continuance of the object itself within the actually very shallow pool. The dynamics of dissolving positive into negative, present and absent space, constant redefining of two and three dimensions, activates the fourth one, the time dimension that reaches across the object/reality, towards the unreal irrational spaces.

The work was produced in 2008 for the group show Paso Doble, at the Multimedia Cultural Centre – MKC (organized by Croatian Association of Visual Artists), Split, Croatia.
2008
Untitled

iron, used motor oil
92,5 x 150 x 175 cm



provenance:
Paso Doble, Gallery of Multimedia Cultural Centre Split (organized by Croatian Association of Visual Artists), Split, Croatia (May 16 – June 13, 2008)
Project: Delta, Marganovo / Hartera (former paper factory), Rijeka, Croatia (June 19-26, 2008) / with Branka Juras
We Are Here, The Old Printhshop – Istrian Museum of Contemporary Art, Pula, Croatia (September 9-13, 2008)
Artikulacija prostora (radovi u tijeku), Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia (July 31 – August 18, 2008)
2nd T-HTnagrada@msu.hr Zagreb, Meštrović Pavilion – Croatian Association of Visual Artists (organized by Museum of Contemporary Art), Zagreb, Croatia (November 3-23, 2008)
Burning Body, Diocletian Palace basements (organized by Croatian Association of Visual Artists), Split, Croatia (May 18-31, 2019.)



installation views:
Paso Doble, Gallery of Multimedia Cultural Centre Split (organized by Croatian Association of Visual Artists), Split, Croatia (May 16 – June 13, 2008)
Project: Delta, Marganovo / Hartera (former paper factory), Rijeka, Croatia (June 19-26, 2008) / with Branka Juras
We Are Here, The Old Printhshop – Istrian Museum of Contemporary Art, Pula, Croatia (September 9-13, 2008)
2nd T-HTnagrada@msu.hr Zagreb, Meštrović Pavilion – Croatian Association of Visual Artists (organized by Museum of Contemporary Art), Zagreb, Croatia (November 3-23, 2008)



photo credits:
Zoran Alajbeg (Multimedia Cultural Centre Split, Split)
Fedor Vučemilović (Marganovo / Hartera, Rijeka)
Viktor Popović (Istrian Museum of Contemporary Art, Pula; Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb)