Monday, 1 August 2011

Friday, 22 April 2011

Physical Postulate from Janko Katic on Vimeo.

This video is part of a series of works "Matter State Phase 1"


about "Matter State, Phase 1":
As part of his continuing research into occurences in nature, Janko Katic's latest works delve into the properties of water, with each piece a series of repeated exercises that reveal distinct patterns and discrepancies. Every one of his controlled environments in Matter State, Phase 1 isolates a single behaviour -- fluidity, vibrations, buoyancy -- by subjecting the human body, often his own, within an artificial microcosmos. From this orderly, disciplined approach comes the explicit connection Katic draws between the self and the creator's hypothetical "water world": our changeability and ambiguity; our dialectical tendencies; our dependency on water without which no biological processes could be possible.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Pseudo-identity from Janko Katic on Vimeo.

This video is one in a series of works dealing with identity, individuality and ego.
Here i combined a lifeless, emotionless plastic replica of my face and water as a symbol of fluidity, life and movement to explore a visual and emotional aspect of a portrait.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Monday, 25 January 2010

enabled/disabled

Enabled/disabled from Janko Katic on Vimeo.

Video performance titled "enable/disable" by Janko Katic and Kristina Kovacevic in 2008.

Video was displayed on 12th international video festival "Videomedeja" and Sur Expositions in 2008.

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Both protagonists in this video are deprived of possibility of speech, suggesting that for the communication its participants do not need anything but the need it self to stay in touch and maintain their relationship. Regardless of distance, cultural or economical difference, their absence of movement, too, is in a way symbolic contribution to desire of belonging to each other. Used symbols of bridge, staircases and vehicles, all known as utilitarian ways of connection are brought up to the point where they stand as solemn with reduced capabilities in this era, largely supported by modern and advanced electronic possibilities, such as internet connection and virtual dialogues.
In a way this could be comprehended as a modern relationship story placed among hectic western philosophy, where genuine emotional response doesn’t have to suffer geographical or any other regional obstacle, but eventually those held in participants themselves.
Sound, with its rhythm creates adequate wavelength, which enables both disabled protagonists to be connected and thereby leave aside every other conventional way of communication.
Like both sides of a coin, movement and stillness, presence and absence, dialogue and silence are all given to help us understand that the aim of communication is often dubious and relative in its appearance and meaning.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

New Organic






Developing series of polyester works, I wanted to explore the possibilities of creating a pseudoscience, and therefore attempted to overlap the fine line between art and science. Following the well determined rules of science , as well as using the scientific agar plates, my idea was to present utterly artificial forms and follow their development as an organic cells. Knowing that in agar plates every organic form tends to reproduce itself and colonize the newly engaged environment in order to maintain it’s existence, I used the same material , polyester mixed with catalyst , in different amounts which responded in varsity but behaving in the very same way as any other organic structure.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

70Hz Vibration Drawing







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Water is associated with the speaker and amplifier.
A pattern that appears on the surface of water is the wave of the sound of 70Hz

Friday, 23 October 2009

Water Drawings






Water drawings,
materials used: polyester, water, light box,
dimensions: 40x30cm
october 2009

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

After Ego








After Ego, series of autoportraits

Creating an auto portrait for the first time, the desire of presenting myself was mainly focused on detaching visual aspect of me from the egocentric urge. In order to do so, I created an auto portrait in glass, which was later on smashed into pieces and used as an ingredient in a process of making a soap. Second part was intended to be presented as a face-shaped bowl of water placed in the height of one meter, suggesting the usage of previous portrait, now a soap, to achieve an ultimate cleansing, painful in it’s realization.

Friday, 3 July 2009

The Installation







The piece was made in Florence, during the summer semester of 2007, under the subject of bringing out our impression of the city.
Renaissance is a period in which artists realized the significance of spectators’ views over the exposed pieces, as well as implying it within their works, creating 3D illusions and movement of horizon which made paintings more dramatic. This awareness of a view was my starting position.
The presence and concentration of huge number of tourists in Florence today, as well as their gazes directed towards same pieces at the same time, creates plentitude of different reactions and as such create various diverse interactions and interpretations of the same pieces. My intention was to interpret those standing points in rendering some of the most common art works, Florence has to offer.
I pointed out several different gazes in order to give them independent position, which is required, compared to those works of art having their own place within the city’s artistic heritage and to bring out their mutual value in comprehending art, now days.