Ekspedicija Atlantida (2019)

instalation, video

in collaboration with Mihael Novak.


Projekt naslavlja s formo pripovedništva polnega utopične fascinacije nad ruševinami mest in ostankov preteklih obdobij, ki odzvanjajo v minevanju in preoblikovanju pokrajine, v načinih, kako se s tem sooča posameznik, in v oblikovanju nastalega kolektivnega spomina.

Ekspedicija ATLANTIDA skuša odkriti več kot dejansko odkrije, je vmesni postanek, pričakovanje pred velikim odkritjem. Na dnu jezera je odkrit velikanski gozd, skozi katerega se skuša posadka na ladjici prebiti do potopljenih hiš ter plovbo posneti s podvodno kamero. Nastali video je vstopna točka v vsebino odprave ter obljublja nadaljevanje raziskovanja potopljenega kraja.

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70 years ago a village has sunk on the bottom of the lake due to the mining activities. Expedition Atlantida seeks to discover more than it actually discovers, it is a first step of an anticipation before a great discovery.

At the bottom of the lake, a huge forest has been discovered, through which the crew of the boat tries to navigate in order to find the sunken houses and remains of a lost vilage. The voyage is recorded with an underwater camera. Resulting video is an entry point into the expedition and promises to continue exploring the submerged place.The project addresses in a form of storytelling, full of utopian fascination with the ruins of cities and remnants of past periods that resonate in the passing and reshaping of the landscape, in the ways individuals face it, and in shaping the resulting collective memory. In addition to the interest in the social aspect within the theme of abandoned, uninhabited, potentially fictional and utopian submerged places, materials related to them were included in the artistic research. During the opening day of the exhibition, visitors were invited to build houses made out of a soap bricks.

“Soap bricks are used as a poetic visual translation of vanishing reality and still-living memories. With them, visitors were invited to build impermanent, disappearing houses. A collective act that conceived as a playful, relaxed, and social act that does not escape the thought of a common investment of labor, power, and will in a structure previously doomed to failure.” (Anja Zver)