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Conceptual Passages – Srečo Dragan’s New Media Art Projects

Narvika Bovcon (2008) Conceptual Passages – Srečo Dragan’s New Media Art Projects. In: Proceedings ELMAR-2008: 50th International Symposium. Croatian Society Electronics in Marine - ELMAR, Zadar, Zagreb, pp. 483-486. ISBN 978-953-7044-09-1

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    The paper introduces several explorations in new media art by Slovene artist Srečo Dragan. The main aspects of his work are the institutions of techno-modified gaze and of techno-performance. He explored the institution of techno-modified gaze in the 1990s, when several modes of mixed reality were tested by means of invented conceptual platforms for entering virtual reality and connecting it back to the movement in the gallery space. Internet was used as a new bearer of the tele-present places and of computer-generated reconstructions of (non)-existent architectural spaces. Techno-modified gaze is reflected in the techno-image, in its “conceptual plan of entering”. The second institution, techno-performance, involves the user at the point of his/her enunciation or display of a determining personal characteristic. It refers to the early happenings, e.g. a recorded group communication in a “closed-circuit” video installation. It addresses the user as a task for rearranging his/her mental archive in relation to the physical experiences and cultural background.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: virtual reality, techno-modified gaze, techno-performance, techno-image, computer-generated model, closed-circuit video installation, conceptual plan of entering, enunciation
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    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Computer and Information Science
    Divisions: Faculty of Computer and Information Science > Computer Vision Laboratory
    Item ID: 1394
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 14:37
    Last Modified: 10 Dec 2013 13:31
    URI: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1394

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