Photo: Tanja Kanazir / Drugo more (Flickr gallery)
The spatial installation Print Screen by Rijeka artist Marina Rajšić opens at the Filodrammatica Gallery (Korzo 28/1, Rijeka) on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Due to current epidemiological measures, the opening will take place without any official protocol and presentation: you can visit the exhibition that day from 6 to 8 p.m.
Admission is free.
NEW: THE EXHIBITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 30, MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 4 TO 7 P.M.
Exhibition opening, video report by the local internet portal Moja Rijeka (author: Damir Jevtić)
John Berger’s book Ways of Seeing begins with these words: “Seeing come before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. … It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it.” People are passionate about finding their place in the world. That is why the importance of what we see is extremely great, because it determines us, places us in society, in the world. It determines the horizon of our expectations, it determines our mood which is a reflection of our attitude towards the expectations we create.
But we don’t create those expectations ourselves, society creates the roles we audition for, sets standards of values and beliefs, physical appearance, work habits, intellectual abilities, forms of consumption, and more. Of course, images are not just instruments of this process; words, rhythms, melodies, smells and tastes play a role, and they take place in the family, school, among peers, neighbors, fellow citizens.
Today, machines and algorithms – that serve us information in the form of images, sounds and words via large and small computers – play an increasingly important role in this process. We are constantly and daily looking at computer and cell phone screens. These images are organized around our individual interests, here we are at the center of the world we create ourselves.
With Print Screen, Marina Rajšić uses the physical space of the gallery to create a simulation of virtual/cyber space. The author spreads and stratifies the computer desktop to point out the characteristics of the networked public that is an important factor in determining its place in the world. It’s content is widely available and present, but in this particular combination it becomes unique and intense so that it emotionally, intellectually and physically affects the visitor of the exhibition, but also the author of the work as a member of today’s generation.
In accordance with the currently valid and recommended measures for the prevention of coronavirus infection, the gallery can have a maximum of 9 visitors at a time. Visitors are urged to have enhanced personal hygiene, to maintain physical distance and to wear protective face masks properly. The arrival of the elderly or those suffering from chronic diseases is not recommended.