Beyond the Horizon, Ruskin Gallery (Cambridge, UK)
The core concept of the piece "Beyond the horizon " is exceeding the limitations and boundaries of any kind, especially when it comes to communication, exchange of experiences and collaboration. Connection and cohesion between compatible unities are inevitable, regardless of distance, borders, different languages, prohibitions or time.
This idea is presented through a 3D model created by the artist in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), which is then transferred in a digital form via Internet more than 1000 miles away and materialized through a high-tech 3D printer in the Ruskin Gallery (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK). The process of 3D printing and finalization of the printed piece was happening during the PLACE exhibition grand opening, while the audience, as a witness, is an active participant and contributor to the work. Sara Lerota, who created the 3D model in Mostar at the beginning of this conceptual work, was also physically present at the gallery in Cambridge at its final transformation from digital to physical form. In general, the infinite number of possible transformations from digital to physical world (and vice versa), due to recent advancements in technology, puts aside the limitations of space and time.
Once the image is printed it becomes evident that it shows a replica of our Solar system with all eight planets and the Sun. The location of the viewer is marked by a pin on that “map”, but, thanks to selected perspective and point of view, the borders of countries, even continents, are invisible and the pin covers the whole Earth as the only current location. It depends solely on the perspective of the viewer – are the borders and limits relevant? Or there is something more beyond the horizon?
"Beyond the horizon" was exhibited at the Ruskin Gallery for the first time, as a part of the "Place" exhibition (Art Language Location).
Catalogue of the exhibition is available here.
Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, UK
The Ruskin Gallery is a unique exhibition space, surrounded by the artists' studios of Cambridge School of Art on Anglia Ruskin University's Cambridge campus. It incorporates a ground-breaking digital gallery - the first of its kind in the UK.
East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT
The concept of this work and artist´s perspective is deeply affected by live connections and friendships created through years of art related collaboration between Mostar, Cambridge and other cities all around the world.