The photo-collage series is juxtaposing family archive photographs from the 1950ies showing the artist Vinko Matkovic working on the large scale socialist-realist clay and bronze figures for the Monument of Liberation in public space of the city of Rijeka, in his studio and Margans' own body in physical action.
The work examines the role of public monuments, reconsidering the relationship between history and power embodied in them and their effect on everyday social interaction and language. Monuments are perceived to contain performative and discursive material.
Series of 9 photo-montages, photo-rag paper, 42x21 cm
Sound installation in public space, microphones, feedback system, metal pipes, computer
Studio Golo Brdo, Rovinjsko selo, Istria,
Chaux, Gallery Martin Janda 2017
Identity, paraflows festival, Kunstforum Vienna, AT, 2016
(Re)Thinking Space and Place, Westdeutscher Künstlerbund, Herne, Germany
On the Shoulders of Fallen Giants,
Industrial Art Bienalle, Istria, Croatia
© Luiza Margan 2021