URŠA VIDIC: MELODIES OF HOPE
Ganes Pratt Gallery,
Melodies of hope is an art exhibition that shows more than just painting techniques. In the Irreversible series, the art piece is a photo montage which uses existing art works for its key motifs.
Two layers of images trapped into a twinkling surface of Plexiglas demonstrate how the past enabled the present.
In the intimate painting cycle Melodies of Hope carrying the name of the whole exhibition, the artist also goes into history, this time deeper, to the ancient mythology. Prometheus livers, which are being pecked in eternity by an eagle as a punishment for stealing the fire, are in
The transition of the ancient elements into present is complemented by a video which can be comprehended as a dynamic painting stemming from her opus. The projection is captured in a box which also functions as a frame of the image. The box alludes to the one from which Pandora released diseases, difficulties, sorrows and hatred into the world. The captured light with sounds and moves – the choreography and performance was trusted to Leja Jurešič – shows the viewer that which remained captured in another, lost time.
tekst:Petja Grafenauer, translation: Nina Vidrih