On 4th of July, VideoWall will host a Brasilian artist Fernando Visockis who lives and works in Finland. He will present his new work Presque Rien N.1.
Presque Rien N.1 is an audiovisual installation that appropriates landscape of the street and its everyday events. The title comes as a homage to Luc Ferrari’s work with the same name (1970). During one day a webcam will be recording the pedestrians walking through the Židovska ulica, inviting them to interact with recorded content projected in front of them.
Through the use of a custom software, the imagery is slightly processed, offering a new view of the same landscape that the viewer finds him/herself in. Some sort of mirror that converges new artefacts to their surroundings. The recordings made during the first evening will then be screened in the following week.
The intention is to explore a simple quotidian moment, a day in the life of this small street and transform it into an object of aesthetic contemplation, breaking the boundaries that separate art from everyday life. Rather than exposing it in a gallery “ritualistic” space, that frames this daily events, the work explicitly takes advantage of its medium and location to shape the material, by “misusing” the webcam apparatus, shifting it into something that the industry did not intended to and transforming the images into an absence of pure abstract images.
Fernando Visockis, born in São Paulo, Brazil, 1987, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland, is a multimedia artist with vast interests in music composition (electronic and acoustic), audiovisual installations, digital media and sound art. BA in Music Composition (with emphasis in electroacoustic music) by Universidade Estadual Paulista. He has been developing audiovisual projects since 2008, with works shown in Brazil, Spain, Germany, Finland, India, South Korea, Hong Kong and United Kingdom among others. Is a founding member of the partnership named PirarucuDuo and the experimental music group Basavizi. His music work is released by the Russian label Kotä Records. He also works as a music producer, composer of soundtracks/sound design for web, television and films and as an audiovisual designer for multimedia and interactive environments.
Media coverage: Poletna scena programme, Radio Television Slovenia, First Programme
Report on Presque Rien N.1, 15th minute onwards
VideoWall is an open air video gallery, an ever-changing graffiti. There is a new video loop being presented every two weeks. Each of the works is then being screened daily from 9 pm to 1 am in summer and from 6 pm to midnight in winter.
In the year 2015 there will be seven solo exhibitions from Slovenian and foreign artists, which were selected through an international call by Pila Rusjan, video artist and author of the VideoWall project.
– Emil Brahe (Denmark) who is opening this year’s edition with a video loop Dancing Queen made specially for VideoWall;
– Fernando Visockis (Brazil) who is coming from Finland to make an interactive performance in July;
– Ksenija Kovačević (Serbia) who will re-present her video from 1999;
– Dejan Štefančič (Slovenia) will make us see behind the facade;
– Luka Prijatelj (Slovenia) will experiment with video glitches and the idea of surveillance in the cities;
– Adrijan Praznik (Slovenia) will produce an animated character on the street together with co-authors: Nina Bric, Dominik Mencej and Dijana Šmigoc;
– Ana Pečar (Slovenia) will bring fantastic nature into the city and ask us about the relationship between human and nature.
Apart from those, we plan to host three group exhibitions:
– curators Anna Winter and Laura Conway (USA) will present a programme of experimental film and video from America called Housebound;
– Urška Djukić (Slovenia) will mentor a workshop on video remakes on classical paintings;
– Initiative ČIPke (Slovenia) will show omnibus of cinemagraphs made on a workshop specially for VideoWall.