Exhibition by Dalibor Martinis in Korcula
Video by Dalibor Martinis: TV news 04. 09. 1974 at siva zona aka grey) (area – space of contemporary and media art, Korcula, Croatia from 19.7 to 7.8.2010
opening Monday 19th July 21 – 23 h
Dalibor Martinis does not want to introduce a subjective interpretation of the past, and he calls it ‘Data Recovery’. The author uses this term to describe a ‘partial recovery of lost data from the memory without the context that before the loss used to give them a positive, informative, social or other meaning. Just like the lost computer data, which is sometimes recovered only in fragments, disconnected from the original files, this process attempts to recover parts of actions, events or situations which have disappeared in our
collective memory loss. What matters is that such event should not be contextualized through interpretations, historical constructions or manipulation of the lost memory. History is a perpetual stream of confabulations, spontaneous production of false memories.’ On September 4, 1974 Dalibor Martinis created a video titled ‘Still Life’ which depicts a television set whose screen shows evening TV news. 35 years later, the author created a TV news which featured him reading the news exactly as transcribed from the 1974 evening programme. The TV news show was modern and contemporary regarding the aspects of technical characteristics, the equipment, design and the additional information presented on the screen (stock market information etc.) and only the content of the news belonged to a past era, past ideology and the former country.
open daily 21 – 22 h or by appointment . free entrance