Urban Savage

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Installation, performance, two paintings, 2008

According to Slovenia law, a living space, positioned on the ground only on four points should need no legal permissions. I have built a living space minimum size that still has the possibility for all the living
needs; a bed, a sink, place to cook and place for fun and entertainment. A house is 2x2x2M big and positioned on a metal construction 1,5M high. House and all its equipment is built out of trash and found materials. During the oppening a performer lived inside the house. He was trapped inside time and space, doing his everyday needs; cooking, reading, listening to the radio… The viewer could come to visit him but at the same time he/she became a part of the performance. Three static cameras were recording the performance and projecting the picture on three TV screens at the base of the house. After the performance the recordings became constant part of the installation.

Performance by Ludvik Bagari.

Work is part of the exhibition Against The History For a Bit Of Good Old Love done by Mark Požlep and Jaša, Gallery of Contemporary Art Celje, 2008

ub-1-0d66cd95b9172d1bd28b95db11954753 Urban Savage, *exhibition view*

ub-2-ece487a6aeb0e570cc4b1158e9257df9 Urban Savage, *exhibition view*

ub-4-7483383d2e8cd456c84372fa7ae1102e Urban Savage, *exhibition view*

ub-5-5b82ce908c053ca99fa0801eee077bc5 Urban Savage, *performance documentation*

ub-6-fb2f2263a7dc9bdef7c6898da930ca61 Urban Savage, *exhibition view*, Lake of Forgotten Dreams, oil and acrylic on canvas, 360x180cm

ub-7-b3353404a5b2dce543325bb8e6f3779a Urban Savage, *exhibition view*, From Pinocchio's Diary:"If you touch my car, I kill you two times.", oil and acrylic on canvas, 360x 220cm