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Do we really know what is behind it

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Authors:
  • Milica Lopicic
Year: 2017
Length: 00:04:09
Categories: Photography, Video Art, video installation, video work
After the Great Kantō earthquake, in 1923, the Japanese government sent the architect Kon Wajiro to travel through rural areas and document the devastated settlements, that remained after the catastrophe. While staying loyal to his original task he was sketching houses and their interiors over and over again. Instead of representing reality, he found himself seeking out for that perfect drawing among the demolished landscape. This urge to find the beauty and perfection lead him to recreate his imaginative reality. The video work Do We Really Know What Is Behind it is an- other work from Milica Lopicic in which she explores her archi- tectural tools to create things more “beautiful”. In her work, she offers a particular aesthetic pleasure: finding a pure joy of the image and its beauty. The camera captures the same action repeatedly over and over again. Just as Kon Wajiro is seeking for the perfect frame, the artist recreates her own reality. RS Instruction for website visitors: Viewers are instructed to stay close to the screen and never get in comfortable position to see entirely the image and to never see it clearly.
Collaboration:
Konzept: Milica Lopicic
Editing and music sound: Dragana Jovanovic
Music Sound: Axel Pulgar
Supervision:
Prof. Julia Scher
Authors:
  • Milica Lopicic
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Source:
Archiv Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Copyright: KHM / Autoren
Kontakt: archiv@khm.de
Cover image of the project Do we really know what is behind it
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