CYAN – IDE 2.0 | MARIKA VICARI & JERNEJ FORBICI
Nature enters our everyday lives in many different forms, spaces and moments, and art increasingly takes on the task of expressing and recording reality, like a sphere of action on the dynamics of the transformation of the earth, the world and of man.
The transformation of the landscape, the process of environmental mutation that man has triggered like a point of no return, are not only the fundamental themes of Jernej Forbici’s artistic endeavours, but are, metaphorically speaking, the results of one of the many poisons with which we are destroying the world. Cyanide is rather well-known and powerful. It is already present in nature, in some plants and kernels and if inhaled is capable of blocking cellular respiration in just a few seconds, preventing the release of oxygen.
Paradoxically that oxygen, which is a part of numerous chemical compounds and is by its very nature indispensable for life, regenerates in the small and large tables of Marika Vicari between the cracks, the fissures, the bubbles of cyan coloured water, elevating the trees and the forest upwards.
Published on 27/10/2022