Irena Lagator Pejović


Image Think

polyethylene perforated by hand with a needle, neon, aluminium, wood, glass, mirror, eye of the beholder
270 x 580 x 390 cm
Text: Nataša Nikčević, Irena Lagator Pejović, Bazon Brock, Ilaria Mariotti
Exhibition: Image Think, Montenegrin pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy.
Venue: Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3078-3079/A, Venice, ground floor
Curated by: Nataša Nikčević
Photo: Dario Lasagni, Lazar Pejović

The black cube of Image Think takes up the second chamber of the pavilion Image Think. Its sides are perforated, its base consists of mirrors: those entering must constantly fine-tune their focus, shifting it from their own image reflected in the mirrors on the floor to the multiplicity of luminous starry universes appearing on the walls – from the reflected Self to the multiform and fluid Us, variable and distant. The ceiling and walls of the constructed rectangular black polyethylene entity are perforated by needles of different gauges, creating passages for light. The entrance into dark spaces is inscribed in our memory as the domain of anticipation and uncertainty. The pupils widen, the body becomes the focus of our perceptions, until the gradual breakthrough of light reveals the images of the artificial cosmos. The space grows, becomes larger, and we see the reflected images of astral vortices. The images change, affected by the visitors’ movements and the time spent inside the work.