poem for loa

janja rakus

2018

OVERVIEW : Glitch poem inspired by Haitian proverb:
"Great Gods cannot ride little horses"

With glitch art, "digital wabi sabi", I explore the boundary between representation and abstraction. World of wild animal serves only as a point of departure, a pretext to shape inner motion, forces, energy, vision and mystery.The resulting composition remain suspended between representation and abstraction, between depth of the nature and the surface of the screen.Reduced mass of pixels reminds us what lies beneath the surface, beyond the screen. Screen is a laboratory of the Eye. Pixel is a new Clay.

BIOGRAPHY : 
Janja Rakuš is an award winning Slovenian visual and performing artist, filmmaker and writer. In 2008 she finished her MD of Performing Arts at DasArts in Amsterdam. Her work has been screened,translated and exhibited all around the Blue Globe, from Latin America,China, India to Rome, Tallin, Porto,Amsterdam, Paris and Cannes where she received 1st AVIFF Cannes Award 2019 for her short film ALCHEMY ON THE AMSTEL(III).

OVERVIEW : Glitch poem inspired by Haitian proverb:
"Great Gods cannot ride little horses"

With glitch art, "digital wabi sabi", I explore the boundary between representation and abstraction. World of wild animal serves only as a point of departure, a pretext to shape inner motion, forces, energy, vision and mystery.The resulting composition remain suspended between representation and abstraction, between depth of the nature and the surface of the screen.Reduced mass of pixels reminds us what lies beneath the surface, beyond the screen. Screen is a laboratory of the Eye. Pixel is a new Clay.

BIOGRAPHY :
Janja Rakuš is an award winning Slovenian visual and performing artist, filmmaker and writer. In 2008 she finished her MD of Performing Arts at DasArts in Amsterdam. Her work has been screened,translated and exhibited all around the Blue Globe, from Latin America,China, India to Rome, Tallin, Porto,Amsterdam, Paris and Cannes where she received 1st AVIFF Cannes Award 2019 for her short film ALCHEMY ON THE AMSTEL(III).