Light Tower

Performance, Film screening, Installation


Minoriten-Galerien Graz

Production specifics
Koproduktion steirischer herbst & Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten

In Kooperation mit Museum of Contemporary Art (Zagreb)

Micro- and macro-politics, localism and globalism, post-capitalism and post-socialism, materialism and metaphysics: How can such rivalling fields of conflict develop an aesthetic potential? Croatian artist Zlatko Kopljar has created images for this at the intersection of visual art and performance, images that alternate between concept and grand emotion: “K12” – K stands for Konstruktion (construction), as Kopljar calls his works – is a hybrid installation about the ambivalence of existential boundary experiences that he presents as a happening of impasse, failure and death. The metaphor of light, focused as a sphere of light in the forest of despair, is reprised in “K 13” as a “Light Tower”: A surreal experience from the artist’s childhood on the slip-road into Zagreb is transformed into a maelstrom of bright light as an absolute point of reference: An injured metaphor as compelling proof of a power that paralyses negativity.

Kuratorin / Kurator: Johannes Rauchenberger
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Zlatko Kopljar