Square

Square, 2018/19, public intervention in NYC; video, objects, photographs, text The exhibition Square is a direct result of Neža Knez’s two-month residency in New York. It references her new life experience, new surroundings, the culture, and the people. Neža Knez carried out a public street-cleaning action on Brooklyn’s Broadway Avenue. She selected a square in front […]

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Deus ex machina

Deus ex machina, 2018 – ongoing, installation, video, video animation, object, hand drawings, computer drawings, book Deus (»god«) + ex (»from«) + machina (»machine, device, object«) The term deus ex machina is a Latin term which means »God« or supernatural being that has gained several meanings and explanations over the course of two millennia. This […]

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Bodies on pedestals

Bodies on pedestals, 2017, event + installation – wood, rubber, weights, a box with paper, microphone, drawing on the ground Objects on the floor testify about the bodies and their effort, which was seen (first day) thought the performance or better say kettlebell lifting competition. The exhibits objects are on some way a remnant of […]

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For-nothing

For-nothing, 2016-ongoing, site – specific, (documentation: photos, video), 17xA4 format – interpretations of passers-by, book (Mentor: Rado Poggi) (Jože Barši: “The thing of art or rather operation of art is nothing, or if you wish art is for-nothing/non-sense. Wordpad for-nothing, which creates for-nothing is the back side of a good artwork, which in its procedure, […]

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Relations#1

Relations#1, 2017-ongoing, walking performance, video, voice (with Martina Jurak) Written numbers on the pillar (in a gallery space) are an image of our way from home to the gallery space. Work is one of the attempts of our walk, which is determined by our voices. Dual, which starts at the same time it becomes visible […]

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This is(not)a walking piece

This is(not)a walking piece, 2016, inscription on the wall, site-specific This work is a reaction to relocation of the exhibition of nominees for OHO award. It is made by walking from Ljubljana (where I live) to Maribor (UGM gallery). The experience of walking is not only a matter of theory, it avoids external presentation. Walk is now only a memory and […]

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Other view

Other view, 2015, mixed technique (plaster, photos, print, drawings, audio installation), installation- dimension varies I make myself not to see for ten days (24 hours per day), thereby trying to enter the other dimension of perception of the world around me. I realize that with our ability to see we are detached from space and […]

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Background

Background, 2015, audio (06 min ) Sound installation Background in which I am presenting six minutes long audio work, made from seven hours long audio recording I made when being blind. The cuts are divided with a beep which reduces the poetical quality of the work and transforms it into plain documentation of experience. Sight, hearing, […]

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Graffiti

Graffiti, 2014, plaster + print, installation (site-specific) – dimension varies The work could also be called »Graffiti under the fingers«. I have translated textual graffiti, drawn on walls of Ljubljana’s buildings, without any censorship, to tactile form,  Braille.  These “Graffiti” are white plaster casts fitted on Ljubljana façades; the only way to read them is to touch […]

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The story

The story, 2016 video,  (05 min 41 s) The work constitutes itself through duality. It is playing with the viewer’s look and thinking of the listener. Video represents five people, sitting thoughtfully, obviously listening to something we cannot hear. Sudden body moves make relatively static recording dynamic and interesting. We watch their minimal movements, expressions, […]

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Faces of voices

Faces of voices, 2015, video installation (with 10 monitors), 1.20s We have to learn how to speak but to learn something we first need to have the idea of it. The thought of what will be said influences the face expression, our body language, the tone of our voice… The voice forms our body language, […]

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