Much of Tomaz Furlan’s work is part of a continuous series called WEAR. The fourteen iterations of WEAR each include a video as well as a sculpture, machine, or installation. In WEAR, the sculptures are props often in the form of clothes; the title WEAR is derived from this. While the title suggests that these pieces are just clothes, they are also a functional object made for ritual action. The WEAR project is an attempt to reconcile both banality and stupidity.
Tomaz Furlan studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Art, Ljubljana. His work consists of video performances, sculptures and video installations. The video performances highlight the use of dresses or body accessories made for a certain purpose. He has been part of many exhibtions in Slovenia and internationally including Manifesta 9, Genk; In the Loop: Contemporary Contemporary Video Art from the European Union, Washington; Limited Access II, Parkingallery, and Eyedentify Yourself, SCCA Ljubljana. Furlan lives and works in Ljubljana.
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Residents from Slovenia
Davide Zucco’s work is primarily drawing and painting but often incorporates other media such as sculpture or installation. Zucco considers a reality still dominated by the laws of nature, in opposition to the exasperated anthropocentrism of modernity. Zucco works on the definition of a sort of cosmology which embodies the dialectic of opposites, their fatal coexistence, and reciprocal dependence, in the name of a deterministic monism which opposes dualist conflict.
Davide Zucco (born 1981, Belluno, Italy) currently lives and works in New York. He has exhibited nationally and internationally including Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain; ARCOS Museum of Contemporary Art, Sannio, Italy; Fondazione Bevilacqua, La Masa, Italy; GC.AC Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy; State Institute of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria; Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico and JAUS, Los Angeles.
Residents from Italy
Bettina John’s work explores her fascination with the ever-growing importance of the world’s largest cities and what they mean to the individual experience. She looks at how people manifest their identity in their appearance as well as what is behind that surface and investigates the insecurities a global life brings about, as well as displacement, isolation, anonymity and the construction of one’s image.
Bettina John (born 1981) lives and works between London and Halle, Germany. After graduating from Burg Giebichenstein, she expanded her practice into the field of performing arts. During her master studies at Goldsmiths University in 2009 she met two artists whom she continues to collaborate. Together they showed at live – and performance – art events such as the Stockholm Theatre Festival Stoff and the Accidental Festival in London and participated in several group exhibitions across the UK.