URŠA VIDIC
foto: Uroš Abram
VISUAL ART STAGE DESIGN
THE PHYSICISTS

The art project Uncharted is an ambient installation combining sculpture, drawing, and sound. The viewer enters it as if entering a story about the Earth’s southernmost continent, marked by ice fields, prehistoric icebergs, and the sea covered in ice. With regard to its content, the installation reflects the artist’s loyalty to the motif of a landscape, while symbolically it addresses the question of the concept time and space.

The Physicists are one of the most known plays by Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt. The play was written in 1961 and staged in 1962 – at the time when Cold War between East and West and the threat of the use of nuclear weapons were at their height.

CRYSTAL SEA
TAK SI

 

 

GALANTERIE MECANIQUÉ
RUMORS

Meta Grgurevič and Urša Vidic’s Galanterie Mécanique is a symphony of kinetic objects, videos, performances, and music that the two artists combine into a unified spatial whole, driven by reflections about the man-machine relationship, collaboration and cooperation between individuals, and the position of the individual in wider social relationships. The motor of this spatial presentation involved the coexistence of all elements, both necessary and seemingly unnecessary.

Rumors is Simon's first farce. The entire play takes place at the 10th wedding anniversary of Charlie Brock and his wife Myra. Four well-to-do couples have been invited to attend the party at the Brocks’ lavish house in one of New York's residential suburbs.

ABOUT
UNCHARTED
DEADLY KISS ME
CONTRACTIONS

The title of the exhibition by Meta Grgurevič and Urša Vidic is well chosen according to its content emphasis: the phrase, a paraphrase of one of the notorious noir movies from mid 50s, embodies an obvious erotic desire as well as a dangerous call of mortality (as if the moment when the first is driven till the extreme of melodrama and the pathos that goes with it, damnation is the only thing that can round it up and in a way complete it).

Contractions consists of fourteen short scenes depicting a relationship between a female manager and an employee. The play exposes the issue of increasing invasion by big companies into their employees' privacy. Emma, who has just started working for the company, is asked to attend a meeting with her manager. What appears to be a routine meeting soon turns out to have fatal consequences.

MURDER MY SWEET PT. 2
MYSTERY BOUFFE

Murder, My Sweet happens when two fine artists do a remake of a film noir by replacing the media of the moving picture with that of a gallery venue wherein they install their gesamtkunstwerk. The directors, not needing a movie camera for their story, have staged a full-blooded experience, a spatial homage to film that affects the viewer both by its strong psychological charge as well as a persuasive visual structure allowing an intense and memorable sensorial experience.

The play Mystery-Bouffe was written for the anniversary of the 1917 revolution, as a part of the festivities. It was directed and produced by Vsevolod Meyerhold, and the art was done by Kazimir Malevich. The premiere was in the Theatre of Musical Drama on November 7, 1918.

MURDER MY SWEET PT. 1
THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK

Murder, My Sweet happens when two fine artists do a remake of a film noir by replacing the media of the moving picture with that of a gallery venue wherein they install their gesamtkunstwerk. The directors, not needing a movie camera for their story, have staged a full-blooded experience, a spatial homage to film that affects the viewer both by its strong psychological charge as well as a persuasive visual structure allowing an intense and memorable sensorial experience.

The spirit of our time calls for courage and determination. Hamlet – a son, a crown prince, an intellectual – is faced with a new task. To begin with, he has to fight with himself. Our time requires a different kind of response. The winner of our time will be Fortinbras, who shares Hamlet’s intellectual potential. And the moment when Hamlet and Fortinbras are joined in one person will be the moment of the new world order.

ICEBERG
FURTHER THAN THE FURTHEST THING

The installation was devoted to the historical moment of art and philosophy of Romanticism and Modern art. It was designed as debris of an old apartment with fragments of walls and furniture elements. Inside a wardrobe, dresser, side bar or a picture frame there were incorporated video images that reflected fragments of romantic paintings. The installation served as a place of contemplation and re-thinking of the Kantian idea of sublime compered to its contemporary manifestations.

 

FLOWERS ARE INHERENTLY DISGUSTING
SNOW QUEEN

In what way can the authorship of two be comprehended? Through a joint destiny of waking up, dreaming, flying, traveling, passages, dispossession and disclosure, where duality is being transformed into oneness through a never ending process of searching, shaping of ties and cuts? In a joint conceiving? And what else is a female language than a body that wishes to be heard?

A wicked sprite made a mirror which shows the darkest and worst sides of people. The reflection of beauty distorts into ugliness, truth becomes lie, and kindness is permeated with hatred. He sends the mirror around the world and ruins people with it, until they all seem ugly, dirty and bad to themselves and to others.

IRREVERSIBLE
ANTONTON

In the Irreversible series, the art piece is a photo montage which uses existing art works for its key motifs. Urša Vidic combines non-painting medium with a distinctively subjective, painting attitude towards the image and the subject that lies within her. She reaches into art history and uses a series of paintings by Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder for her new work.

Grigor Vitez is a famous Croatian poet who wrote in the mid-twentieth century, mostly for young people, but also for adults. His poems for children aim to discover the beauty of the world from different points of view, and at the same time, of course, the beauty of poetry in which the world reflects in a very special way...

MELODIES OF HOPE
THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

Melodies of hope is an art exhibition that shows more than just painting techniques.

 

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