Vitar Drinković (HR) Breathing time

installation, 2014

Breathing time consists of a device that includes a potentiometer and spotlights connected to a modified clock. The clock is linked to a solar cell and works only when there is a source of light of given intensity, which is regulated by the user through deep breathing. Thus the user sets the clock in motion, making the device only work when he/she is breathing. At the level of biologically and psychologically conditioned perception of time, the work is focused on encouraging deep breathing. Through the visual experience of the change of light, it creates a relaxing and meditative state.

production: KONTEJNER (DIY_ARTLAB)

Vitar Drinković (HR)

Vitar Drinković was born in Zagreb, where he graduated in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2008 and in 2014 in Animated Film and New Media from the same faculty. He has participated in student exchanges and residencies in USA, England, Czech Republic and France. His work lies at an intersection between technology, science and art. Over the last several years he has explored the ways of creating conditions for changing our perception of everyday reality. By employing different interactive sculptures, gadgets, inventions and installations as intermediaries of communication, he creates new contexts for the sensory and cognitive perception of the quotidian. He has exhibited in 18 solo and 48 collective exhibitions in Croatia, Germany, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Austria, Czech Republic, England, USA, Canada and France. He is the recipient of several awards, honors and scholarships.

vitardrinkovic@gmail.com