Cosmologies: Playgrounds (Sphere 7)
AvantGarden Cosmologies show a series of worlds filled with proto machines and other supporting Internet-of-Things network actors. By diving in between threads, paths, sphere-nodes and proto-machine nurseries, we witness variable atmospheric conditions controlled by a multitude of actors. Underground and aerial hotspots and diverse water flows and fountains uncover complex poetic and vibrant playgrounds.
Like mythological Arcadian meadows as places for people from all walks of life, the Epicurus school of philosophy called the Garden or a Taoist philosopher’s garden, these out of the ordinary places that we temporarily inhabit have their own rules, gravity, time and ecosystems. Like noospheric playgrounds and laboratories, they offer us the option to step out of everyday routines and enter a place of probabilities, for thinking, feeling, sensing of and about the world – our world, and possibly other worlds, derived from our own, improved, imaginary yet real.
Tanja Vujinovic is a visual and sound artist who has exhibited new media artworks internationally for 25 years while exploring subjects of play, identity, and synthetic Other using virtual reality, digital sculpture, game engines, and electronic music. She graduated in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, was a guest student at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, and has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Theory of Visual Culture from the Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska, Koper. Since 1997 her works have been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, such as the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf, the Museum of Contemporary Art - Denver, Kunsthaus Meran, the Medienturm International Forum in Graz, the Cornerhouse Gallery in Manchester, the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana, Museum Fondation Vasarely in Aix en Provence, Künstlerhaus in Vienna and elsewhere.