Tomorrow is the last day of the exhibition Natures 11 in Bežigrad Gallery 2, where you can see the work Freedom 2.0 by Valerie Wolf Gang.
Freedom 2.0 represents the search for personal freedom in the world. First there was poetry discussing the ambiguity of the world and our artificial freedom. Then came the video based on the poetry. Through shots of nature and the city it displays layered contrasts surrounding us from the outside, yet hiding in us and in the system we live in. Our conviction of freedom can be deceiving. If we carefully observe the details around us, it becomes clear how limited we actually are: boundaries, controls, laws, warnings, signs etc. The only thing that remains is nature where we can escape, hide and find our freedom. The question is where is the end, the boundary at the end of nature that says: „Passage through this point is not permitted“ or „Unauthorised access forbidden“. The issue of freedom is explored through poetry to seek solutions: We can only be personal in our heads, in art and in free movement of the body. „Are we free? Let’s think again.“The considerably narrow and tight format of the video is all about restrictions as well. Natural atmospheric sounds of birds and an underground recording of an earthquake form part of the video, contrasting and complementing each other and achieving harmony between the world and the city. At the same time, however, warning signs are telling us that something is terribly wrong.
Curators: Miloš Bašin, Dejan Jevšnik
The video works presented at the Festival Natures are based on images of nature, or else include images of nature in some of their sequences, or are derived from things found in nature.
Also in the nature of human existence and living, in the relations between past and present events, and the responses to them.The Video Festival Natures is marked by people and their natures.
Jana Beltran, Barbara Drev, Kevin Evensen, Leja Hočevar, Katja Hrvatin Jazbec, Andrej Hrvatin, Urša Kastelic, Markus Keim, Beate Hecher, Izabela Ołdak, Ruben van Klaveren, Roberta Orlando, Asa Shimada, Leyla Rodriguez, Cristian Straub, Gruppo SINESTETICO, Simon Šerc, Ellen Wetmore in Valerie Wolf Gang.
Projections are present in all 3 Halls in Bežigrad Gallery 2
from Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 from 10 am to 6 pm
and Saturday 19 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Bežigrad Gallery 2 entrance.
Poster / Natures 11.
Front gate Bežigrad Gallery 2, entrance.
Sneak peak from inside – Freedom 2.0 by Valerie Wolf Gang:
Catalog of the exhibition Natures 11:
Catalog front cover.
Catalog back cover.