First institutional solo exhibition of Croatian artist DORA BUDOR. Entitled Spring, the exhibition seems to be an immersive dark sci-fi installation featuring four sculptures onto a slimy black floor and wall piece entitled Chinchorro People (2015).
According to the press release, the sculptures ‘wrap around architectural miniatures originally featured in the blockbuster films The Fifth Element, Batman Returns, andJohnny Mnemonic’. Eventually the pieces are ‘covered with artificial weathering, dust, and dirt to become real-life fossils of on-screen experiences’. The models which are supported by pedestals looking like viscera ossified, assume the role of physical art objects onto the dark sticky surface, bringing the whole installation a sense of futuristic, archaic yet familiar aesthetic.
Based in New York, DORA BUDOR‘s recent works engage with the particular culture of mainstream cinema and media industries by ‘creating sculptures and architectural interventions that incorporate screen-used cinema props. She calls this process “reanimation,” acknowledging the objects’ fictional histories while re-contextualizing them in a second life’.