Source: Berlot

Uršula Berlot

Co-workers & Funding
Scanner-Robin Rimbaud (sound)
Nataša Petrešin (text author), Igor Španjol (text author)
Ministry of Culture RS, Miklova hiša Gallery Ribnica, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York
    500 × 375
video 2′

'The latest research within the artist’s already distinguished paradigm has brought a few novelties. In the field of phisical laws the stress is on experimentig with magnetism and as far as the complex levels of her works of art are concerned, it is the temporal dimension which dominates. It is therefore not surprising that the artist made use of the medium of video as well. A spacial extension of the magnetic axis, bearing the moving impression of the chosen substance is on one hand a continuation of optical research, but on the other hand it introduces an interesting treatment within the visual field of the author’s video. There are marvelous minimal scenes, connecting elements from real material things with fanciful allusions. They might deceive us, giving the impression of being made digitally while in reality, they are made by hand, following the tradition of previous projects and therefore based upon the principle of supervised coincidence, without any direct interference with the process of creation. With usual material the artist creates lifelike landscapes, which serve as new scenes of her exploration. Since these shots give effect at the level of experimental cinemas, it is often difficult to understand that they were made in a completely new way. While the new, highly sophisticated film and video production is based mainly on spectacular effects, action and dialogue in order to reach the viewer, the abstract futuristic video of Uršula Berlot confirm that a powerful artistic impression can still be achieved by using simple physical techniques and a genuine interplay of visual sequences.' – Igor Španjol, Attractions, 2005 (excerpt)
  • aesthetics
    • experimental
    • remediated
    • time-based
    • uncanny
  • genres
    • installations
      • mixed reality
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • experiments
      • physics
    • Arts and Visual Culture
      • animations
      • materiality
      • optical illusion
      • theory
        • complexity
    • Body and Psychology
      • perception
    • Nature and Environment
      • magnetism
      • Nature
      • physical laws
    • Technology and Innovation
      • optics
Technology & Material
Video, kinetic objects with magnets and metal particles