TIME TO BECOME POETS


JAŠA & Mark Požlep
The Branch, Sextan et plus, La Friche Belle de mai, Marseille

2009

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TIME TO BECOME POETS


JAŠA & Mark Požlep
The Branch, Sextan et plus, La Friche Belle de mai, Marseille

2009

Installation view; wooden structure and panels, blueback print, glue, paint, neon light, 
plastic napkin, video projection loop, residue of various construction material
multiple dimensions

The residency in Marseille was a process which manifested itself within a vast gallery space. Using abandoned theater equipment, construction elements and material and requisites we build a space of complete fragmentation within the given space. For a month and a half, the artists inhabited the installation, building with a constant process of drawing and erasing, which in the language and construction translates to building and destroying. The installation itself became a live organism of memories, a labyrinth of associations, sounds and images.

 
 

FEAR IS MY GOD


part of A CAMEL IS A HORSE DESIGNATED BY A COMMITTEE (ATTEMPTS AT REWRITING THE WOR(L)D) 

Palazzetto Tito and public spaces, Venice, Italy

2009

FEAR IS MY GOD


part of A CAMEL IS A HORSE DESIGNATED BY A COMMITTEE (ATTEMPTS AT REWRITING THE WOR(L)D) 

Palazzetto Tito and public spaces, Venice, Italy

2009

Installation view; wooden structure and panels, plasterboards, commercial city posters, glue, paint, 33 neon lights, video projection and sound, DVD loop of 8 min
410 cm x 280 cm x 60 cm

The inspiration for this work came from Kubrick’s Space Odyssey 2001 black monolith, because of its form and radiating sound. The intention was to create a black box of contemporary society (which eventually became a self-portrait). A plain container on the outside, packed with many disturbing elements on the inside. The piece was accessible from all sides, but it created difficulties for the public; at the back, an installation neon lights were creating a beautiful sight from afar, but once inside the room, it became unbearable. The public could go inside the box, but once in, the sound became so intense it was impossible to stay. The smell, created with large quantities of spilled detergent and annoying flickering of the UV –lights had the same effect.

Along with the installation, the artist developed a performative alter-ego called “Bobby, the Neighbour.” For the opening, he disguised himself walked around like any other visitor. On the peek of the opening, he closed the only entrance door of Palazzo Tito with a chain and a lock. What followed was a half an hour of a crescendo of the nervous atmosphere created by the public locked in the exhibition space. After a while, he was pushed to the wall with demands from the public of handing over the key. As a performing climax, the artist starting screaming and showing the key, eventually placing it in his "secondary" anus (Bobby’s sewed body). After a while, the bravest took the challenge to get the key. Angela Vettese (the legendary Italian art critic) chased him around the exhibition space before eventually being tackled to the floor, and she managed to pull the key out. 

 

»What's the meaning of mocking the world if you can't mock the byproduct result you sometimes present, this work is about an embodiment of byproduct effects.«

 

The project got the Award of the Fourth Epson FAR Prize for artistic research as recognition for its artistic achievements.

 
 

 

WHAT IT TAKES FOR THE HEART TO EXPLODE INTO STARS


City Gallery Nova Gorica

09/2009

WHAT IT TAKES FOR THE HEART TO EXPLODE INTO STARS


City Gallery Nova Gorica

09/2009

Installation view; wooden structure, bleached commercial city posters, glue, paint, spray paint
Approx. 220 x 340 x 440 cm

Dancer and his Broken Shoes, performance & installation, Fondazione Ratti, Lago di Como, IT

RADIKAL CHIC ARTIST book & BOOK launch


ValeNovak Bookstore & public spaces, Ljubljana

09/2009

RADIKAL CHIC ARTIST book & BOOK launch


ValeNovak Bookstore & public spaces, Ljubljana

09/2009

Artist book / JAŠA, Design and Art Direction Janez Vidrih & JAŠA (Pushbang! predictions), hardback, 622 pages

 

PUSHBANG


JAŠA & Mark Požlep

Magdalena Festival Pekrna, Maribor

2009

PUSHBANG


JAŠA & Mark Požlep

Magdalena Festival Pekrna, Maribor

2009

Pushbang, participatory performance, Pekarna Maribor

 

FINGERSTICK RADIO


JAŠA, Mark Požlep & guests

abandoned public spaces, Celje

FINGERSTICK RADIO


JAŠA, Mark Požlep & guests

abandoned public spaces, Celje