Nika Oblak & Primož Novak
No. 1203
"900 m3 Sand"
Artist: Nika Oblak & Primož Novak
Title: 900 m3 Sand
Duration: 00:10:21
Year: 2014
Genre: Installation Art
Production: Universitätskulturzentrum UNIKUM, Klagenfurt in cooperation with section.a, Vienna

 
SYNOPSIS
'900 m3 Sand' is a video installation created as a response to the specific site, a 1st world war cavern on mount Sabotin near Nova Gorica, Slovenia. The volume corresponds to the volume of the cavern dug out by soldiers mostly by hand in the course of 2 years. On Nika Oblak & Primož Novak's request a digger in a quarry composed a 900 m3 large pile of sand in a day. The action alludes to the absurd amount of the labor invested in constructing a battlefield and the pointlessness of warfare.
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OTHER WORKS
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Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Solo exhibition in Kunsthalle Bratislava (00:01:20)
Production: Kunsthalle Bratislava, 2015
An overview of Nika Oblak & Primož Novak's solo exhibition 'And Now for Something Completely Different 5' in Kunsthalle Bratislava.
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Production: Co-Production/Koproducent: MMCA Residency Changdong, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seul, Južna Koreja, 2015
'Border Mover' is a kinetic video installation made in co-production with MMCA Residency Changdong, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea, dealing with contemporary individual being trapped by overwhelming technology...
 Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Solo exhibition in Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Solo exhibition in Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Solo exhibition in Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt
Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Solo exhibition in Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt (00:01:43)
Production: Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, 2013
An overview of Nika Oblak & Primož Novak's solo exhibition 'And Now for Something Completely Different 3' in Living Studio, Stadtgalerie, Klagenfurt. (Source: Nika Oblak & Primož Novak)
 Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Reality is out Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Reality is out Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Reality is out
Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Reality is out (00:02:01)
Production: EMARE MEX 2012-2013 – New Mexican and European Media Art, Halle in cooperation with Centro Multimedia of Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, 2012
'Reality is Out' is a kinetic video installation, which combines Nika Oblak & Primož Novak's performance video, pneumatic mechanism and the actual cardboard sign, which appears as if exiting the video frame and literally entering the exhib...
 Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Activists Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Activists Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Activists
Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Activists (00:01:13)
Production: OCAT - Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China, 2011
'Activists' is an installation composed of mobile robots with protest signs. The robots move freely in the exhibition space, they respond to visitors and other displayed works. Each time they appear in public, they occupy the space and make a di...
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Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Sisyphus Actions (00:03:00)
Production: 2011
'Sisyphus Actions' is a kinetic video installation in which Nika Oblak & Primož Novak repeat monotonous, seemingly purposeless actions over and over. A surreal, absurd situation reflects contemporary global way of life, where people are trapped...
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Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Going South (0:31:15)
Production: Sharjah Biennial 9, 2009
Going South is a fictional documentary based on an actual Guinness World Record. It presents stages of a fake, fabricated story about how Nika Oblak & Primož Novak achieve a world record by pushing wheelbarrows from Ljubljana to Sharjah for 14.500 km in 3...
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Production: European Commission Culture Programme for EMARE 2009, 2009
A 3 by 5 meters advertising billboard promoting Nika Oblak & Primož Novak is placed deep in the woods in north Wales. The billboard is placed in a spot where it can hardly be seen, like a tree falling in a forest with no one around to hear it fall. Place...
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Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Shund (0:02:23)
Production: 2008
Shund is a frame by frame visually reconstructed original trailer of the movie Pulp Fiction. The entire trailer was reconstructed in the studio, using the technique of chroma key and simple props, like toy cars and guns, cardboard, paper… Nika Oblak & P...
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Nika Oblak & Primož Novak - Cab Driver (0:02:59)
Production: 2008
Cab Driver is a frame by frame visually reconstructed original trailer of the movie Taxi Driver. The entire trailer was reconstructed in the studio, using the technique of chroma key and simple props, like toy cars and guns, cardboard, paper... Nika Oblak...
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