Lightning is the release of a massive amount of energy, which at first appears as a lightning flash and changes the conditions of visibility – it makes an otherwise invisible environment clearly apparent for a moment. After we have seen the lightning flash there is silence, a temporal gap. We anticipate the sound of thunder, of an event that has already happened in the past but has not yet appeared to our senses, because sound travels much slower than light, so it becomes a part of our future. For us, the appearance of the single event that is lightning is split into two – into light and sound, which appear in the linear past and in the future, with a temporal void in between, which is actually the product of our senses. We are waiting for our past to appear to us.
Ivana Franke (HR) Anticipating the past (Thunder)
Ivana Franke (HR)
Ivana Franke was born in 1973 in Zagreb. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1997. Participated in Special Project program of the PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 2001; research program of Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu (CCAK), Kitakyushu, Japan, 2001/2002; residency program of the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA), Helskinki, 2004.
Exhibiting activities include Izbjegavanje – Evasion (together with D. Očko and S. Vujičić), Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 2005; Metamorph - La biennale di Venezia, architecture, Croatian pavillion (together with P. Mišković, L. Pelivan, T. Plejić), Venice, 2004; Passage Europe, Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne, 2004; full empty space, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 2001...