Light installation
The Small Gallery of the Bank of Slovenia // until 21 June
OPENING: Friday, 24 May, 9:30 p.m.

In a joint project, Lina Steiner and Maruša Uhan used holographic projection to outline the concept of retrogradation. The authors stress that both the method of performance and the planetary phenomenon itself are mere illusions. They mischievously intertwine complex astronomic ideas about a holographic universe perception of three-dimensional reality stored in a two-dimensional surface with scientific and astrological theories about the retrograde of planets, which, due to their seeming movements backwards challenge the deviation from the norm of planetary movement. With the concept of retrogradation, the artists highlight the fact that human has always been susceptible to illusion, precisely because he or she believes that everything revolves around him or her.

LINA STEINER graduated from the Department of Video and New Media, The Faculty of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where she is currently completing her master’s degree in graphic design. She connects most of her works with sound and, above all, records and edits music videos according to the do-it-yourself principle. Moreover, she arranges music for Radio Student, where she trained as a music journalist, and works as a cinematographer in the City Cinema in Domžale. Sometimes she sings folk songs with fellow enthusiasts. MARUŠA UHAN (1994) completed her art studies at the Minerva Academy in Groningen, the Netherlands. Her works can be interpreted as a commentary on everyday ‘activity’ and modern attitude. In the past years, she participated at several solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. In 2021, she overtook part of the organization and curatorial work in the new gallery space Portal 2-7-7-7-8 on Špica in Ljubljana.

co-production: The Small Gallery of the Bank of Slovenia, University of Ljubljana