Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
FILE Sao Paulo 2023 | Installations
Electronic Language International Festival
Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak – Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? – Slovenia
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? presents a performer being caught inside the screen, walking endlessly as if he is spinning a giant wheel. The screen is like countless other screens and smartphones that flood our contemporary existence. This unconventional device appears as perpetuum mobile, but alludes to contemporary definition of a rat race, an endless, excessive or competitive work, a pointless pursuit without a purpose.
Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak have been working collectively since 2003. In their art practice they examine contemporary media and capital driven society as they dissect its visual and linguistic structure. They have exhibited worldwide, in venues like the Sharjah Biennial, Japan Media Arts Festival and Transmediale Berlin.