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2005-2015 | Nika Autor: Impressions: Landscapes: Paradise of Slovenia | Postcards
Mixed media, each 110 x 90 cm, 2011 – ongoing | Video, 9 min, OF/ Newsreel Front, 2010
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Nika Autor: Impressions: Landscapes: Paradise of Slovenia

Mixed media, each 110 x 90 cm, 2011 – ongoing

Production: OF, KINO!, IRZU

Based on images from the video archive of Radio-Television Slovenia, these photographs depict Slovenian landscapes recorded with thermal cameras. Thermal differentiation within the visual world offers a basis for creating a new image of the living. These are presented as forbidden, as unwelcome intrusions into the ideal lifelessness of the landscape; as violence inscribed in the visible world. There is a disturbance in the images that needs to be eliminated. The outlines of human figures are a blemish on the »Slovenian« landscape.

 

 

Nika Autor: Postcards

Video, 9 min, 2010 

Production: OF/ Newsreel Front

Postcards is the first part of the film diptych „Postcards and Report on the situation of asylum seekers in Republic of Slovenia, January 2008 – August 2009“. The footage comes from the archive of Radio-Television Slovenia. It represents an archival collection documenting media reporting on migrants in the period 2001-2008. I was interested in analysing the representation of migrants in public. I wanted to show how images in themselves, through the way they are produced (montaged), effect the criminalization and victimization of the represented group.

 

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Nika Autor works in the field of contemporary art. She finished her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. The focus of her work is a research of the invisibilities/ inaudibilities, along that the question of the production of dominant representations, which are emerging on today's social, political and economical grounds. She is part if the collective Newsreel Front ( Obzorniška Fronta / OF ).

 

Artist's web pagewww.autor.si

 
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