Meta Grgurevič, Silenzio, Eternal Loopholes and Braided Lines

16. 6.-29. 10. 2017

MGLC Švicarija

Meta Grgurevič, Silenzio, Eternal Loopholes and Braided Lines, 32nd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, 2017, performance at the opening of the exhibition of the Prize Winner on 15 June at MGLC Švicarija.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

The recipient of the Audience Award of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts presented herself with a project, has been conceived around the concept of silence and developed around a new kinetic sculpture.

The sculpture and its movement were extended through performance: gesture, sound and the spoken word. These elements coexisted and formed a state of silence. They cooperated to build up a homogeneity through a growing-like process of attempts and errors. The result was a choreography: the single parts came together in the “culmen” of the development, a condition of accord, where the structured assemblage of the parts assumed its own consistency. In Meta Grgurevič’s work, there is always a state of being active, since absolute silence does not exist in nature (in Latin silentium, from silere, to be quiet, an activity). The essence of Silenzio was this active suspension.

Construction of kinetic system in collaboration with France Petač.
Curator: Michele Drascek.
Artistic overview and text: JAŠA.
Choreography: Sanja Nešković Peršin.
Co-producer: Slovene National Opera and Ballet Theatre Ljubljana.