Nika Erjavec: Current

Nika Erjavec: Current
Ribja brv footbridge
23. May–18. June 2022
interactive light installation

The installation Current is a peculiar lighting organism, which transforms depending on the movement of people crossing the bridge. Light’s dynamic flow is reflected on Ljubljanica river’s surface, changing this ambient and consequently one’s usual everyday experience of the city. As an interactive project, it also warns passers-by of its presence, which potentially offers a possibility of a different reading and experiencing of the surroundings. This lighting organism is built using TV screens’ optic layers that hide prismatic ridges within its micro-structure. In a dialogue with its light sources, this ridge-like structure breaks and bends light rays, which – in combination with different shapes and textures – ultimately create these imaginary images. /Nika Erjavec/

NIKA ERJAVEC (1994) works in the field of research intermedia art and design. She graduated in Unique Design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (University of Ljubljana) and later obtained a post-graduate degree in Sculpture. In 2019 she was awarded Prešernova nagrada by the Academy for her series of installations and a hybrid artistic research piece (ne)VIDNO ((in)VISIBLE). Since 2014 she regularly participates in local and international exhibitions, works on intermedia projects and sometimes in theaters. In 2017 she was awarded a bronze medal by Serbian Photo Association (Srpska fotografska zveza).