To be human is to live in a world that is filled with significant places: to be human is to know your place.
Through observation and documentation Jana
and Marko focus their attention toward traffic, space and density of people in
the streets of Lendava. Their project is therefore responding to everyday
inhabitation of places and their experience of this location. They reflect to
these different kinds of behaviour from a view of an outsider through number of
various works; proposing a different way of seeing a town.
URBAN CONTEXT A interactive drawing illustrates a physical city of roads, buildings, parks and related infrastructure. Density of traffic and usage of cars is changing a face of the city. A decision of using a vehicle is in everyday life almost unconscious. Urban context is pinpointing four main places, Parking lots, main streets, by-streets, roundabouts/crossroads. Gathered information documents, but at the same time recreates into something more physical through the use of maps, drawings and strings, which help to enhance this.
HUMAN CONTEXT Spirit of the place goes beyond built environment. A mosaic reflects how a town functions in a ‘real time’, in terms of everyday life. Main protagonists are people and their consciousness which is occupying a space in the given moment. It creates a new place, a conceptual one – A place is not just a location, it is an experience of it. A feeling is not just a response, it is an action.
UNTITLED A video describes a way of looking at the environment in Lendava. Using static video frames of the nature, which is visually a major portion of the town, while alternately there are sounds of cars and traffic. This represents only a small excerpt of everyday life, suggesting and presenting a view of our unawareness, obvious of what is there and stays almost unnoticed.
PLACE/EXPERIENCE Installation represents a connection to the place and simultaneously it is a point in a place. Four circles represent different relationships we unconsciously have to the places we inhabit. A location, non-place, private space and nature. Each space is gaining its importance on our personal concept. Therefore the installation is representing a moment in artist’ life, where the studio is an important space, but for each person it could be different. In someone’s garden, living room, shop, office, woods, etc.