AUTOSELFGALLERY is the web project-in-process.
The City is comprehended as an organism constructed of the layers emerged out
of human activities, being interwoven within archaic and contemporary symbols.
Urban, social, political and other events make fluid forms, while I am trying
to “catch” their tactile and digital phenomena.
Death and the Internet
Human existence is being reflected in the parallel
''realities'' these days – the media have been interwoven with the ''real''
world to an extent where boundaries have ceased to be clear – human life has
become a multimedial projection, whereas Death is just a kind of statistics
or a spectacle – information has replaced nutrition, sex or religion…
No matter how young or fragile the Internet may be – it has already touched
immortality (even if it weren't immortal itself, the Internet has already managed
to be in a vigorous competition with Death depriving it of a little remaining
authority). Therefore Death has become just a nine-day wonder, worn out and
tattered only as one more necessary information nailed in the range of its timeless
/ all-spatial / all-temporary / all-collective and subconscious / all-virtual
/ all-real ego.
LINK FROM THE EXHIBITION
"WHITE NOISE" MOVIE
Within the space there is a ''foothold'', a fictitious
point surrounded by movements and streamings. The observer is confused by the
elusiveness of the visual or auditive support? (as soon as he gets pinpointed
to a concrete situation, it starts moving creating at the same time a new fixed
point and the observer is forced to change his ''camera angle''.
This work deals with the questioning of the human
manipulation phenomenon on the level of directions, sounds, static quality and
motion. By means of this, there is an attempt present for waking up the essential
perception of the standpoint – our basic/archaic relation to order and chaos
as well as to get to the bottom of the causality of our life philosophy by means
Permeability and obstacles during communication
are shown by the fragments of walls, gaps and closures, by rhythms, by the flow
of images and sounds. Every moment is carrying a fixed detail representing the
fictitious point – it is an island in the river – a camera angle frozen, though
relative to in terms of directions and rhythms of the environmental changes.
The imprints – projections are on the walls and on the floor. The observer becomes
a part of the general situation and by being set into the space as a part, a
creator and a victim of the manipulation chaos he is simultaneously accepting
CONDENSATION OF THE
The city contrasts are shown by the symbols of a
water-well and a ship – the source – self-containment is represented by the
water-well, whereas opennes – communication is represented by the ship and their
sinergy (cognition, learning).
The work starts with the presentation of the ship and a circle (water-well,
the symbols of the city of Split (personal symbolism of the author). In the
course of time, the signs are changing and combining into another interrelations.
Silence is being disrupted by the gradual entering of sounds melted with the
images and texts glided by the monitor (screen). Words and quotations are being
disguised into phrases and slogans, and making spontaneous implications in conflict
with the images and sounds thickening in the course of time and being disguised
into an unrecognizable structure indicating the multi-layerness of the city
on the verge of chaos. The work is continually being expanded simultaneously
trying to sublimate the energy that the city as an autonomous being transmits
in its heartland and towards the others achieving it by means of its architecture.
PAVILION / SYMBOLS
New technological varieties and electronic media
have never clearly endangered the survival of the traditonal artistic forms,
although they have provided the modern authors with the new visual arts solutions
and communication modes as well as the multimedia impregnation.
During the realization of the GOLDEN PAVILION, which is the title
of the on-line project (www.autoselfgallery.com), the author, Slobodan Tomić,
takes as starting point the classical drawing medium. Instead of digital image,
graphic art drawings with pencil, in charcoal and ink techniques have been introduced
to the new medium by means of the animation process, making on the observer
an impression of the virtual growth throughout the imaginary heartland of artists'
scenes. In this way, the elements of the traditional visual art reception have
been preserved, but at the same time the new aesthetical identity of the classical
drawing has been created. This is so, since the new medium enables stringing
up, dissolving and pulsing of the images, the interactivity of the web site
and the sinestesy of the experience on the multimedial level.
Travelling through the ritual space of the GOLDEN PAVILION is
made of shapes and signs by means of which symbolic contents it could be possible
to take a look into the space on the other side, or to find in that ritual that
delicate border line leading to transcendental. The author is creating his personal
script, whereas the digital modifications of signs disintegrate the space of
their interpretation from the religious and mythological to the historical and
Upon the possibility of choosing the symbols /chair, wheels and
the Minotaur's head/, the observer's motion is directed to the space of the
labyrinth. The symbols are starting the belonging animations of a certrain duration
opening anew the new scenes with the new links. We can shape ourselves the circular
structure of the artist's story, although the contents of the artistic word
is not within the fable, but within the secretive atmosphere caused by the interrelation
of the sound / minimalist music by Philip Glass / and movements of the visual
shapes. The observer is here free to choose his personal paths throughout the
space of the Pavilion represented as a sort of metaphorical microimage of the
world allowing him to develop his own direction of growth, interpreting and
By Jasna Gluić
/ Radiohead Competition /
/ Radiohead Competition /
Noise / "What on Earth is going on?"/
Cro-USA / as part of Myriam Thyes's project "flag-metamorphoses" /
Ovo djelo je ustupljeno
pod Creative Commons licencom Imenovanje-Nekomercijalno-Dijeli
pod istim uvjetima 2.5 Hrvatska.