Sara Bezovšek is a visual artist who is exploring the impact of internet culture and social media on contemporary visual art through the artistic practice of appropriation. The Computering project is a continuation of her mashup videos, which combine found images, this time focused on scenes featuring a computer. Through the selection of pop culture references, she creates a flowing story of the everyday and the ritual use of computers/the internet, retaining interest by mixing genres. At the same time, she is emphasizing the frequency and similarity of such moments in audiovisual culture. In its simple premise, the project represents the result of extensive research, collection and new placement of material in a narrative form whose opulence and familiarity can be near to anyone who has ever looked at a screen.
Sara Bezovšek (1993) is a Slovenian visual artist. Primarily studying and working as a graphic designer, her other interests include photography, new media and video art. She graduated in Visual Communications at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana, where she is currently finishing her master’s degree. Her main focus is on the impact that internet culture, online social media and the desktop interface have on visual culture today. Her current research aims to portray the internet as a living space, using its bits and pieces and thus embracing, with the visual awareness of an artist, a remix culture that has become a genuine, generational means of expression and communication, with the end result usually taking the form of mashup videos. In 2018, she held a solo exhibition titled (◉_◉) at the Aksioma Project Space in Ljubljana, and received the ALUO Prešeren Award for the ZNAM mobile application.
Organisation: Kino Šiška. The event is part of the 10th anniversary celebration of Kino Šiška.