Ana Likar: Figure 1.1 (appearing as pure as daylight)

Exhibition
17 October – 18 November 2022
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana
Opening: 17 October 2022 at 7 pm


Ana Likar, Bird in Flight, 2022, video still

In Figure 1.1 (appearing as pure as daylight), Ana Likar continues thinking about different forms of (non)sleep in migratory birds and their adaptations to unfavourable conditions. Some sleep with one eye during long flights, others in short intervals, and their bodies adapt in such a way that they do not need a long sleep at all. On the one hand, the artist’s work tries to hint at labour and living conditions, which rightly cause unrest, and on the other hand, she looks for elements of tenacity, resistance and persistence in this same, seemingly hopeless situation.


Ana Likar (1996) completed her studies of fine arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and also studied at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens. As an intermedia artist, she starts with questions about the conditions of narrative and image production, thereby trying to address that which remains hidden. Themes such as the undercut ideas of progress, the ruins of contemporaneity and ideological loops in popular science discourses often take shape in her works through repetition, layering and (non)transparency. Her works have been featured in several group and solo exhibitions in Vienna (mumok, New Jörg, Mauve, Fluc), Ljubljana (Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Natural History Museum of Slovenia, Gallery P74, Gallery 7:069, Miklova Hiša Gallery, DobraVaga), Belgrade, Moscow and Gyumri (Armenia).


Curators: Lara Plavčak, Urška Aplinc
Organisation: SCCA-Ljubljana, Kino Šiška
Supported by: Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture