Tina Drčar: Upside Down Sea

light installation
Križevniška Soteska // until 15. 6.
OPENING: Thursday, 16th May, at 21.30


Upside Down Sea defies the laws of gravity as dozens of illuminated ships sail through the street above the heads of onlookers. The sea, this watery expanse that connects different continents and people, in this project by Tina Drčar transforms into a place of remembrance of those who used the sea to travel in search of a better life. The artist thus addresses the contemporary refugee issue represented by the collaged newspaper prints of headlines on the sides of illuminated vessels whose light symbolizes the rays of hope and faith in a better world where borders are not an issue.

TINA DRČAR, self-employed in culture, graduated at the High School of Drawing and Painting in Ljubljana in 2004 with professors and mentors Marko Butina and Tanja Mastnak. Her works are usually visible in the murals in Metelkova city where she keeps a studio. Apart from painting, she is also interested in other techniques and media: she makes mosaics, posters, objects and light installations, creates theatre scenography and mentors different visual workshops. She has contributed to many different exhibition events by Metelkova artists and had a series of solo exhibitions home and abroad too.


Special thanks: residents of Križevniška 2 and SŠOF