Uršula Berlot
Berlot, Uršula - Uršula Berlot
Name: Berlot, Uršula
No. of works: 19
Countries: Slovenia


Photo: Arne Brejc

Uršula Berlot, (b. Ljubljana, 1973) studied philosophy at the Faculty of Arts for two years, then painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana, and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She received her Ph.D. in 2010 at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, where she has been teaching since 2009 at the Chair of Theoretical Studies.
She works as a visual artist, art theorist and lecturer, whose interests lie at the intersections of art, science and philosophy. Her artistic practice focuses on the invisible and immaterial aspects of reality, often employing technologically advanced optical research tools (radiology, microscopy) in her explorations of the liminal aspects of perception. Her experimental and research-based art practice extends across various media and genres, such as light and kinetic installations, video, drawing and virtual (mixed reality) art. In her video, light and kinetic work, Berlot investigates various forms and expressions of psycho-emotional spaces, the aesthetic and technical potential of simulated nature, and the relationships between mind, body and media.

Author's Works
Uršula Berlot - BodyfractionUršula Berlot - BodyfractionUršula Berlot - Bodyfraction
Uršula Berlot - Bodyfraction (07:40)
Production: 2020
The video Bodyfraction parallels microscopic images of fragments of the artist’s body (tooth enamel, skin, nails, hair etc.) with recordings of drawings and light-sensitive objects created on their basis. Drawings were digitally processed towards si...
Uršula Berlot - Orcinus OrcaUršula Berlot - Orcinus OrcaUršula Berlot - Orcinus Orca
Uršula Berlot - Orcinus Orca (06:08)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2019
The video for the track Orcinus Orca followed the release of the album Algida Bellezza (Alessandro Tedeschi aka Netherworld, Glacial Movements, 2019). The music captured the artist’s imaginations of coldness and isolation as well as visions of shin...
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Uršula Berlot - Suspension (Circle-Square) (06:42)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2019
Material objects (sculptures) are projected into virtual, fluid spatiality, appearing as dematerialised floating, kinetic light forms, freed of the constraints of time, mass, and gravity. (Source: Uršula Berlot)
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Uršula Berlot - Suspensions (07:03)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2019
The video creates an entry into fictional reality, where objects are transformed into fleeting luminary apparitions – softened, multiplied, liquified forms levitating through warped or non-gravitational space.  (Source: Uršula Berlot)
Uršula Berlot - Inverse SpaceUršula Berlot - Inverse SpaceUršula Berlot - Inverse Space
Uršula Berlot - Inverse Space (04:24)
Production: 2017
The video works on two levels of microscopic observation: the first line of recordings shows the transformation of a non-living (inorganic) substance from one physical state to another – namely, the process of crystallization, which involves the tra...
Uršula Berlot - Liquid SolidityUršula Berlot - Liquid SolidityUršula Berlot - Liquid Solidity
Uršula Berlot - Liquid Solidity (05:06)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2017
The round-shaped form in the process of constant transformation is based on the idea of simulating life at the molecular level. The structure which periodically resembles a virus structure, complex proteins or carbon fullerenes, is being decomposed, trans...
Uršula Berlot - Cast to the BottomUršula Berlot - Cast to the BottomUršula Berlot - Cast to the Bottom
Uršula Berlot - Cast to the Bottom (02:38)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2017
Video created for the track Cast to the Bottom from the album The Great Crater by Scanner (Glacial Movements, 2017). Composed of landscape 3d digital simulation and digitally processed video recordings, the video shows a virtual journey through an imagina...
Uršula Berlot - Observatory: Carbon NanotubesUršula Berlot - Observatory: Carbon NanotubesUršula Berlot - Observatory: Carbon Nanotubes
Uršula Berlot - Observatory: Carbon Nanotubes (00:40)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2016
The sound-kinetic diorama submerged within and enhanced by the audio environment observed through an opening in the surface of a crystal-shaped object imitates the structural makeup of carbon nanotubes visible through a microscope. A hub of tubes creates...
Uršula Berlot - Observatory: Magnetic FluidUršula Berlot - Observatory: Magnetic FluidUršula Berlot - Observatory: Magnetic Fluid
Uršula Berlot - Observatory: Magnetic Fluid (00:30)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2014-2016
A miniature silver landscape in motion that can be viewed through the observation perforation in the surface of a cristal-like object is based on the photographs of magnetic fluids that served as the basis for digital model development and the resulting 3D...
Uršula Berlot - Fluid TopographyUršula Berlot - Fluid TopographyUršula Berlot - Fluid Topography
Uršula Berlot - Fluid Topography (06:33)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2014
The recording of dynamic forms of magnetic fluids that are produced by invisible magnetic fields directs the experience of the material in relation to the immaterial. The ferrofluid structures, which are in reality only a few centimeters in height, being...
Uršula Berlot - Vanitas – Self-PortraitUršula Berlot - Vanitas – Self-PortraitUršula Berlot - Vanitas – Self-Portrait
Uršula Berlot - Vanitas – Self-Portrait (01:54)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2012
Video Vanitas – Self-portrait presents a hypnotic image of the continuous dissolution of the author’s face, skull, and brain. The repetitive liquefying interplay between the exterior and the technologically-visualized exterior posits the quest...
Uršula Berlot - Fibertract KaleidoscopeUršula Berlot - Fibertract KaleidoscopeUršula Berlot - Fibertract Kaleidoscope
Uršula Berlot - Fibertract Kaleidoscope (00:38)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2012
Kaleidoskopski video temelji na radioloških posnetkih avtoričinih možganov. Posnetek nevronskih povezav, ki jih prikazuje traktografija (difuzijska MRI) je računalniško prezrcaljen in projiciran na dve vzporedni plošči pleksi stek...
Uršula Berlot - BodyscopeUršula Berlot - BodyscopeUršula Berlot - Bodyscope
Uršula Berlot - Bodyscope (02:52)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2012
The repeated kaleidoscopic video was created on the basis of X-ray image of a spine and projected back over the original radiological image printed on aluminum support. Such projection creates layering, a kind of spatial superposition into a repetitive hy...
Uršula Berlot - LuminiscenceUršula Berlot - LuminiscenceUršula Berlot - Luminiscence
Uršula Berlot - Luminiscence (01:17)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2012
Light-kinetic installation; turntable, silver plating plexiglass dim. 70 x 90 cm, light reflections variable dimensions sound: Scanner – Robin Rimbaud.  
Uršula Berlot - IntrospectionUršula Berlot - IntrospectionUršula Berlot - Introspection
Uršula Berlot - Introspection (01:52)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2010
Video installation Introspection composed of three video installations/projections and sound. The installations Kaleidoscopic Gaze and Spiral Floating are based on digitally- processed radiological images of my brain activity while contemplating Duchamp&...
Uršula Berlot - PulsationUršula Berlot - PulsationUršula Berlot - Pulsation
Uršula Berlot - Pulsation (0:02:41)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2007
The video combines medical recordings of the brain and computer manipulation of those images. This animated image becomes symmetrical and dehumanized. We get a completely abstract arena, which reminds us of outer space. The author's cerebral area becomes...
Uršula Berlot - TransitorinessUršula Berlot - TransitorinessUršula Berlot - Transitoriness
Uršula Berlot - Transitoriness (02:13)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2006
Patterns made by etching plastic surface reflect light onto the gallery walls. The diverse architecture of an ex sacral space is completely deconstructed with the movement of the light reflections. The two-dimensional surface is creating a three-dimension...
Uršula Berlot - AttractionsUršula Berlot - AttractionsUršula Berlot - Attractions
Uršula Berlot - Attractions (0:56:43)
Production: Uršula Berlot, 2005
Video has a simple concept, as it works like a primitive animation based on magnetism. The presence of some higher power is actualized indirectly, through a movement of small iron particles. Shapes that are formed by the movement of an invisible magnet ar...
Uršula Berlot - IncubatorUršula Berlot - IncubatorUršula Berlot - Incubator
Uršula Berlot - Incubator (06:35)
Production: Uršula Berlot, Tao G.V. Sambolec, 2002
The incubator is an interactive audio-visual installation that represents a self-sustained, circularly arranged dynamic system that translates tactile signals into audio and visual events. A viewer strolling through a completely darkened space is randomly...
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Saša Spačal - Mycophone_unison (00:14:27)
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Gumilar, Marjan - Pogled
Gumilar, Marjan - Pogled (00:06:38)
Marjan Gumilar, 2002
Lupinc, Andrej - V 8. minutah okoli sveta / In 8 Minutes around the World
Lupinc, Andrej - V 8. minutah okoli svet... (00:09:38)
TV Slovenija, filmski lab..., 1990-2000
Lenardič, Zmago - Fireworks
Lenardič, Zmago - Fireworks (00:10:10)
Zmago Lenardič, 2006
Zmago Lenardič - Network
Zmago Lenardič - Network (00:12:47)
Zmago Lenardič, 2006
Grabar, Nika - DIVA at Škuc Gallery
Grabar, Nika - DIVA at Škuc Gallery (00:15:57)
SCCA-Ljubljana, 2009
Alajbegović, Zemira (DJ Plasma) - Vortex
Alajbegović, Zemira (DJ Plasma) - Vorte... (00:04:04)
TV Slovenija, 2000
OFFTIR - P1p3P3p1
OFFTIR - P1p3P3p1 (00:03:14)
Prosenc, Nataša  - Construct
Prosenc, Nataša - Construct (00:12:00)
Kanalya Pictures, 2002
Prosenc, Nataša  - Connected
Prosenc, Nataša - Connected (0:08:00)
Kanalya Pictures, 2005
Sieberer, Rok - Kuri - Psy
Sieberer, Rok - Kuri - Psy (00:07:23)
Media Teror, 2003
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