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Photo by Vanda Ljumović
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Time, Space, Me, Us.

University of Nova Gorica School of Arts at Ars Electronica festival 2022

September 07-11 2022, Atelierhaus Salzamt (Campus Exhibitions), Linz, Austria

Exhibition credits:

Authors (students):Ivana Kalc(HR),Tijana Mijušković(RS),Jelena Cambj(HR),Maksimilian Zabukovec(SI),Wadha Amoor(JO), Tamara Kirina (RU),Roman Paxyutkin(KZ),Filip Sluga(SI),Karin Likar(SI), Domen Sajovic (SI),Ana Logar (SI), Milena Brkić(RS), Melita Sandrin(HR), Matevž Jelenc(SI),Arta Kroni (SI),Tamara Taskova(SI), Luka Mavrič(SI),Renee Stanič(SI),Kristian Petrovčič(SI),Martin Lozej (SI),Una Savić (RS),Matej Rimanič(SI), Maria Eugenia Cardenal (ES),Vanda Ljumović(SI),Klára Vítková(CZ), Anđelina Petrović(RS), Lazar Mihajlović(RS), Vasily Kuzmich (UA).

Curator: prof. Rene Rusjan, programme director
Coordinator: Rok Govednik, expert associate
Responsible person: prof. Boštjan Potokar, dean
Technical support: Urša Bonelli

»And I ran like crazy until I reached the edge the next day towards evening. We called this line that separated the known from the unknown the ‘edge of the world’. There probably must have existed someone who knew what lay beyond that line, someone for whom the unknown was familiar. Or maybe not. For us at least, the common inhabitants of this world, it certainly was unknown.« (From the novel in progress »From Time to Time« by Boštjan Potokar)

How far do the boundaries of our community go, how far does ‘me’ extend to and until where does a ‘we’ expand? And what does that mean when we think about space and time? To what extent are we all connected and attached to a particular time and space, to what extent do the boundaries of a community expand? Weren’t the issues we’re dealing with always existing, wasn’t that unknown always there somewhere behind the ‘border’ – the border of space and time, the border of community, the border between you and me? There have always been moments when we feared the future as well as such when we looked at the future as an all-troubles – solving light. And there were always moments when the present was uncertain and the past seemed clear like from school textbooks. Where is it today, the boundary of the known and the unknown? Where is this edge of the world now?

We have selected recent student works for this year’s edition of Ars Electronica with reflection on the individual and the community to which we belong, which we form. Along with the selected student works, I asked our mentors, artists and scientists, to reflect on the topic of Welcome to Planet B. Quotes from their responses are accompanying the exhibition of student projects.

— prof. Rene Rusjan, exhibition curator

Photo by Metod Blejec
Photo by Vanda Ljumović

About Time
Ivana Kalc, 2022
mentor: prof. Jasna Hribernik

The theme Ivana investigates in her work is related to the concept of time. Time is a dimension that we are not really able to understand or grasp completely. It is invisible, not susceptible to our direct influence – it just flows, independently form our actions. Only our perception of time is something we can manipulate and distort. This installation is a try-out to experiment with possibilities we have in interpreting, describing, physicalizing and manipulating time, but also playing with our perception of time. It is a work in progress, an experiment on the subject of temporal dimension in art.

Maria Eugenia Cardenal, Tamara Kirina, Vanda Ljumović, Klára Vítková, 2022
mentor: Valerie Wolf Gang

»There is a restricted area protected by a fence, but we found a hole. We crossed that fence and we fell into Æ.« The interactive film-installation will throw you on a journey in a psychedelic dimension.

When Art meets Science

Through the study process students get to know the theory of promotional video strategies, which they later in practice discard, upgrade, question and look for new ways of narration. Four videos were created.

— prof. Jasna Hribernik, mentor

Photo by Tijana Mijušković


Tijana Mijušković, Jelena Cambj, Maksimilian Zabukovec, Wadha Amoor, 2022

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Photo by Roman Paxyutkin


Klára Vítková, Tamara Kirina, Roman Paxyutkin, Vanda Ljumović, Filip Sluga, Karin Likar, 2022

Created in collaboration with the UNG School of Environmental Sciences.

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Photo by M. Mihelcic


Domen Sajovic, Ana Logar, Milena Brkić, Melita Sandrin, Matevž Jelenc, Arta Kroni, Tamara Taskova, 2022

Created in collaboration with the UNG School Of Science / Physics and Astrophysics.

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Photo by Renee Stanič


Luka Mavrič, Renee Stanič, Kristian Petrovčič, Martin Lozej, Una Savić, Matej Rimanič, 2022

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Photo: UNG School of Arts archive

Tell me, I’m listening, Anđelina Petrović, Lazar Mihajlović, 2022
mentors: prof. dr. Peter Purg, Lavoslava Benčić

While it is an inevitable part of life – losing someone you love can be one of the most painful experiences you will ever have to endure. In this project, sound is combined with some of the strongest and most painful emotions known to man in hopes to ease those emotions and relive some of the moments with the person lost.

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Film still: Home

Home, Vasily Kuzmich, 2022
mentor: prof. Rene Rusjan

»Good Morning, son! It is now 8.20, March 4th. We survived one more night. We are alive and the hell goes on.«
The issue of community during the pandemic was still reverberating, when war broke out in his neighborhood. Vasily has already dealt with the theme of ‘home’ in some of his previous works. This time he sends us a video letter from Ukraine and invites, even forces us to stop and come closer. Close enough to feel the pain of a mother, sending short text messages to her son.