EXHIBITION: BEYOND THE SHOT
Lokacija: Gallery Manuš (Livanjska 6, 21000 Split)
Opening: Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
The exhibition is open until April 2, 2023.
Corroded steel cables emerge from the riverbed and become a branching, nervous system-like structure that powers the image and the architecture of Mario Mu's new video work. We follow the cyclical nature of destruction and construction through the transformation of a structure that encompasses different architectural typologies, from the never-realized mast of the Yugoslav pavilion to the ruins of the National Museum of Aleppo destroyed in the Syrian war in 2016. In the video, the built environment and the residues of destruction intertwine, and space articulates the changing social dynamics. This work is a continuation of the artist's ongoing project entitled "Sites of Encounter'' which explores alternative perceptions of spatiality through the morphology of digital spaces. Inspired by the language of modernism, the possibilities of arranging and framing basic elements into new constellations, and the permutations of images and their shadows, Mario Mu translates Vjenceslav Richter's visual language to the cinematic space of video games. (TEXT: Lovro Japundzic)
Mario Mu is an artist and filmmaker living in Berlin, Germany. After graduating from University of Arts in Berlin in 2017., Mario has been working on a series of events as an author and collaborator with The Institute for Endotic Research, Singapore Art Museum, CICA Museum, WHW Collective, Kultur im Zentrum, Media Mediterranea, TAP-Théâtre auditorium de Poitiers, V2 Institute for Unstable Media, MGLC Ljubljana, MAAT Lisbon, Pivilion, The Wrong Biennale, Avyss, Play Co London, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Research Center for Proxy Politics, Galerie gr_und, GMK and Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, The Killscreen, The Carillon, Milan Machinima Festival, FACT Magazine, Gestalten Publishing, Digital Futures and The School of Machines.
More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/galerijamanus.