SERGEJ VUTUC: TRAGOVI (SIGNED)
Sergej Vutuc: Tragovi
Published by Sergej Vutuc and Gloria Glitzer
Second, limited edition of 150
25 cm x 20 cm
Softcover, Risograph, fold out pages.
The work of Sergej Vutuc is about observing the development of the modern society; a privatisation of the public space and conquering the nature with concrete, on one side, and the natural human urge to expand one’s consciousness, to be in between, to exist playfully and live through imagination, on the other side.
Skateboard culture is just one of many contemporary social subcultures whose philosophy is based on the aspiration for playfulness and urge to use the open space in the context of freedom of expression.
Tragovi exists like the shimmering relic of some shamanistic ritual or communion with the divine. The Risograph printed, fold out pages open up to unveil several possible readings of a single image. The relationships between the pulsating images continually metamorphose as a result. New meaning is assigned to a conventional world that is forced upon us from the moment of birth. An alternative view is proposed. We are invited to engage in a reawakening ; to consider new interpretations of everything around us. With multi-layered images that obscure with the same power as they reveal. Tragovi challenges a defunct, tired state of consciousness. These pictures persists in our memory and linger in our minds as if to demand of us if we’re actually awake or only existing in a dream.
Including skaters: Shingo Ogura, Laurence Keefe, Katsumi Minami, Seimi Miyahara, Honda, Valerie Rosomako, Malte Spitz, Nils Brauer, Louis Taubert, Koichiro Uehara, Fritz Mead, Jon Nguyen, Ryan Kehrer, Maoz Trudler, Hannes Schilling