Meta Grgurevič & Jaša: Them (It sent my heart into a flutter of tiny explosions)
Permanent light sculpture [until 2024]
Lighting park (along Gradaščica in Trnovo)
OPENING: Friday, 14th June, at 21.30
This project, an artistic upgrade of a typical street item, introduces a moment of peculiarity and surprise into the concept, a disturbance in the system. The modified street-lamp easily hides in the background during the day, but in the night is comes alive like a sculpture, a brilliant metaphor for communication as an open and repeating process that constantly establishes and at the same time transcends the invisible border between the participants. Its lightbulbs flash in the rhythm of a recorded dialogue, some kind of automated poetry about everyday things that you can listen to while standing next to the lamp-post.
META GRGUREVIČ & JAŠA both studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and then returned to their homeland where they solo or together created a whole series of influential exhibitive and performative projects. They represented Slovenia at the 56. Venetian biennial in 2015.
SOUND AND LIGHT PROGRAMMING: Martin Podlogar / SCULPTURE: Marko Kovačič / ACOUSTIC CONSULTANT: Luka Bernetič / ARCHITECTURALAL CONSULTANT: Kuno Mayer / SOUND DESIGN: Mario Babojelič / CONSTRUCTION: Jan Švab / OVERVIEW: Saša Tešič