Neža Knez: When Structure is Replaced by Fragmented Moments

Neža Knez: When Structure is Replaced by Fragmented Moments
27 October–25 November 2023

You are cordially invited to the opening of the When Structure is Replaced by Fragmented Moments exhibition by Neža Knez, which will be held on Friday, 27 October, 2023, at 6 p.m., at the artKIT exhibition space.

"I start the sentence for you to catch it,
the melody for you to recreate it,                                       
the images for you to assemble them."

The installation When Structure is Replaced by Fragmented Moments reexamines film and its analog characteristics as a physical object, as well as its systems of representation. Like a contemporary media archaeologist Knez uses sound-equipped analog film devices and 16mm film, to shape and inhabit the exhibition space. This leads us to confront immaterial similarities - flashes of the real within the everyday. The sound-enhanced entities gain a lively DIY authority and a multi-perspectival haptic quality. They operate autonomously, and playfully, in their environment. The film runs in circles, turns, appears and disappears rhythmically, and clearly demonstrates the meticulous manual assembly of the image. There is no concealment. It is sincere, just as it is, and what we see, is what it is.


Neža Knez (Ljubljana, 1990) explores potentials and possibilities within a fictitious structure that appears in real time and space. She is interested in the proportions that take place in the process of forming a form, whether it is a moving image, sound, language or mixed media installation. In 2014, she graduated in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where she continued her master's studies and completed it with the highest award of Summa Cum Laude. For her work, she received the European Mobile Award (I - Portunus - Goethe Institute), the UL ALUO Award for outstanding student achievements, the award for an innovative approach to the graphic arts, the Prešeren Student Award and the OHO Group Award. She was the recipient of a two-year stay for young artists at the Švicarija Creative Centre (2018-2020), a participant of the WHW Academy in Zagreb (2019-20) and completed her educational program at the Restart School of Documentary Film (2022).


Production: Ministry of Culture
Co-organization: ACE KIBLA
Thanks: Ivana Meštrov, Nicole Hewitt (Studio Pangolin), Billie Hewitt Pavlica, Mia Žibert, Tin Dožić, Jason Mullhausen, Hrvoje Spudić (Klub Vizija)

< Neža Knez: When Structure is Replaced by Fragmented Moments, 2023; Photo from the film

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Photo: Archive ACE KIBLA



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