božica dea matasić
Live Mirrors

Zona Gallery, Zagreb, 2006

The question of identity in contemporary art opens a series of complex intellectual interpretations, but somehow we always come back to each other as the most intense experiment of self-insight.

The complexity of mutual interactions, or permeation of identities, the author visually shows through enlarged graphism of her fingerprint which overlap with fingerprints of people who are close to her and/or individuals who were also participating in making of this exhibition. Fingerprint, usually a scary bureaucratic outline of controlled identity, becomes an opposite metaphor - one of a kind stamp of personality. By the technique of precise scanning of micro details, appeared micro graphism's that resemble complex labyrinths of human relationships. Visually vibrant monochromatic game of unique lines of life is applied on different objects of fluid organic contours. Even though they are machine -made and processed, the shapes/bases themselves carry elements of individuality through handwriting, since they have been made according to author's drawings. Individually completely different, some of them in the form of a diptych, they additionally highlight the distinctiveness of every interaction.

MDF, cnc, two-component varnish, digital print on thermo stickers

200 x 120 x 4 cm, 210 x 110 x 4 cm, 170 x 220 x 4 cm, 150 x 70 x 4 cm, 200 x 110 x 4 cm, 180 x 90 x 4 cm, 70 x 50 x 4 cm, 150 x 60 x 4 cm