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-1-46508751628f59176f7835b093ba8a1d Urban Savage, *exhibition view*

ub-2-a55f491d986cef5810c31873217d0a9c Urban Savage, *exhibition view*

ub-4-c1812d355145ee376a24a1a1657ce1af Urban Savage, *exhibition view*

ub-5-3a7ad8fe9f47e6cbe5dc1d9b1e8b50aa Urban Savage, *performance documentation*

ub-6-66bc0428ea8079b8ea85e21b195fd70c Urban Savage, *exhibition view*, Lake of Forgotten Dreams, oil and acrylic on canvas, 360x180cm

ub-7-25e983a2bb8e8eecf54fefb22aa52b41 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