PANGEA, TAKE II
3D designed and printed composable case with
two editions, variable dimensions
Pangea, Take II is a shape and content shifting artwork. Its core circles in the philosophical space enveloping object as a concept carrier. Its material base reevaluates the shape of “a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.” A printed work indeed, it bounds representations of empty pages and signs they otherwise display, simultaneously. These representations are preceded by the artist’s collection of found objects (applied previously in Pangea, objects collected on different continents, frames, mirrors, variable dimensions, 2016), and are - borrowing from history of writing systems - essentially used as proto-objects. The elements are reinterpreted in a green screen color, rendering a base for new imagery. Consisting of various mobile elements the artwork perpetually alters its format and dimensions.
a series of digital drawings
giclée print on museum paper
21 cm x 29,7 cm each
The work Pangea, Take II is accompanied with a series of four digital drawings titled Screenshots. A spin-off of the installation reinterprets it’s elements - the proto-objects - and places them in alternate compositions recalling the layouts of letters and postcards. Reflecting on forms of travel writing and and global communication it combines illegible signs with distorted video stills drawn from travel videos from the artist’s archve. The reconfiguration of the two main elements in this artwork underlines the connection of the works forming the artist’s solo exhibition Book Presentation. Contemporarily, it builds on the open-ended concept of Pangea, Take II.
This project was co-funded by Media Nox Gallery, MKC Maribor, Kulturna četrt Židovska, City Council Maribor and The Ministry of Culture Slovenia.