Dorijan Šiško’s project Tribe focuses on exploring the fulfilment of basic human needs in the future.
His research is driven by two central questions: how can man fulfil his basic needs in the coming post-virtual society, and how does the intertwining of the virtual and the real influence design, and vice versa. Šiško answers these questions, important for the development of tools that would make the need for cooperation, freedom, identity etc. easier to fulfil, by designing absurd objects and situations with his always playful approach. The colourful meta-objects place man at a point where nearly everything that he needs for survival, work and pleasure is within his grasp. In a time when we can fulfil our basic needs almost from our beds, Šiško approaches critical reflection of the above-mentioned issues with humour, creating an interactive tribal village.
Dorijan Šiško (1990) is finishing his studies in Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. His main focus is graphic design, but he’s also interested in other visual arts fields, for instance illustration, multimedia and contemporary art. In his work, he explores topics such as digital culture, the internet, futurism, science fiction, tribalism and popular culture. He was the Art Editor of the socially critical student paper Tribuna, receiving the Brumen Award for its design. He is a co-founder of the Kombajn culture and art society, and one of the founders of the art and design collective freštreš, which regularly publishes the freštreš maga/zine and holds exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad. He has participated in exhibitions at KUD Kibla, Kino Šiška, DobraVaga, the National Museum of Slovenia, the Modern Gallery, the International Centre of Graphic Arts, GT22 and the Jakopič Gallery. In 2016, he received the Rector’s Award for Extracurricular Achievements. He currently lives and works in Berlin.