Photography exhibition: Stereometric Principles or Depth Adoration / Stereometricki principi
Artist: Djordje Odanovic
Exhibition from 23rd of January to 4th of February 2017
Opening 23rd of January 2017
Belgrade Design District, 1 Sprat, lokal 96
Stereometric Principles or Depth Adoration
There seems to be an insatiably eternal aspiration in photo technology from the earliest days of creative thinking in photography. At the onset of this media discovery, innovators seem to have captured the world with “stereo camera”, which, complete with “stereo glasses”, creates a 3D virtual play or an impression of the third dimension ‘in the eye of a beholder’. By using stereo camera, I would like sidestep the romantic experience and sabotage the illustrative stereo effect. Specifically, what I am trying to do is to capture the tension between a chosen place in nature – oft unimpressive at first sight – and its double representation in a magnified image. Focusing upon the “double view”, the observer is condemned to decode a minimum difference that is certainly observed at the micro level of a photographic image. Therefore, the motif, as an enigmatic scene gaining importance seems to completely drift away from the 3D effect characteristic of stereo photography. Displaying the “two” same photos, albeit that they are never the same, entails fostering an intentional chaotic image in nature, as the other, “stereo”, view is generated from the juxtaposition of these two working principles. Finding the untouched and the forgotten in a natural environment, reminds one of the inevitable alienation and distancing from the idyllic landscape scene, which is becoming ever less scant.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.