P L A T E AU R E S I D U E: Sub Persona II 12–30 April 2021 MMC KIBLA / KiBela
You are kindly invited to view the spatially-specific multimedia installation Sub Persona II by the artistic tandem P L A T E AU R E S I D U E, consisting of Eva P. Seifert and Aljaž Celarc. It will be on display in the KiBela space for art from Monday, 12 April 2021. Domen Učakar with the creative name LIFECUTTER, created music for the project and prepared a special audio-visual event for this exhibition. His audio-visual performance was streamed on our website kibla.org, social networks, and YouTube channel and is available here.
Sub Persona is a video installation project that explores the importance and ethics of human forest management. It emphasizes the shared responsibility of all people to use modern methods to examine the intertwining of forest ecosystems and to develop sustainable management methods that take into account the simultaneous ecosystem, economic, recreational, and cultural functions of the forest that people too often take for granted. This multimedia installation, adapted to the architectural specifics of KiBela space for art, encourages reflection on human attitudes towards the environment and its changes in the contemporary world through sensory perception. P L A T E AU R E S I D U E is an imaginary identity of the artistic duo Aljaž Celarc (graduate geographer [Faculty of Arts] and master of photography [AKV St. Joost, NL]) and Eva Pavlič Seifert (graduate art historian [Faculty of Arts] and MA in Visual Culture [Aalto University, FI]). Their works deal with landscape ecology and new media and are looking for new ways to raise public awareness. The starting point of their artistic production is video installations. In their video works, they apply voice to project participants and collaborators, natural forms such as rocks, air, organisms, and other sets of substances, which they reorganize into new material forms and new media systems. They presented their works in most major art institutions in Slovenia. For their work in 2019, they received the Tesla Award of the Museum of Transitional Arts MoTA and participated in exhibitions abroad. Eva and Aljaž have been living and working in Novi Kot since 2019, in the hinterland of the forests of Gorski Kotar and Snežnik, where they designed the Hiša Mandrova/Mandrova House project in 2020. They are dedicated to creating, regenerative self-sufficiency, manual woodworking, and reviving the area's building heritage in question. __________________
Video and Production: P L A T E AU R E S I D U E Music: LIFECUTTER Sound Editing: Simon Kavšek Support: Mestna občina Ljubljana, Zavod Projekt Atol, Slovenski državni gozdovi, d.o.o. ACE KIBLA is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia and Municipality of Maribor.