Petra Zlonoga One of Many
One of Many
The exhibition “One of Many” represents the creative process of making and a kind of “expansion” of the world of the eponymous animated film created by Petra Zlonoga.
In the film, much like in the gallery space, word, drawing and sound carry us through their interplay. By presenting the world of one character, they introduce us into a personal but also very universal human quest for meaning.
“I am one. One of many.
One of everyone yet the only one.
What is it that I am looking for, that always seems out of reach?”
Abandoning herself to the creative impulses, the author performs various conceptual and technical combinations. Translating words into drawings, drawing into sounds, sounds into words, and vice versa, altering the form of her work multiple times.
Petra Zlonoga’s work represents a departure from the classic process of creating an animated film. The artist does not base her process on a predefined narrative and visual composition, but leaves the conceptual impulse to free movement in all production phases.
This free process of creative thinking can completely change and reverse the initial theoretical concept and create a work of art in which the author’s intimate play can be read. By transforming segment units, which spontaneously organize and run themselves, Petra creates recognizable cycles that take place on the film and in the gallery.
The world in its total content, saturated with the richness of nature, being, spirituality and infinity, is a world that we cannot fully comprehend and visualize.
To create the impalpable, big and powerful to the eye, requires a simultaneous expansion of the perspective of observation, the visualization of what is behind the phenomenon, which also means deviation from the laws of physics and society.
Here the author finds a starting point for reflection and visualization of our reality.
The comprehensive space is not constructed by a geometric perspective of depth, but on the contrary, it opts for a simple, but layered two-dimensional film space, free from constructed dimensions.
Negating the boundaries of the media, Petra establishes a continuity by which she implies an alternative to the visually provided and comprehensible, an insight into the world where words and sounds do not describe what the eye ought to see, but express and clarify vague thoughts and invisible spaces.
Purified surfaces, simple drawings and warm tones of pure organic colors subtly enrich the atmospheric sound, whose comprehensive “scenes” illustrate the depth of the universe.
Drawn characters move freely, neither caring for the frame nor for the eye for the observer. Deprived of weight, they move freely in this “deep” world, questioning and seeking answers to the complex issues of our origin and existence.
Petra freely introduces the film world into the gallery space, allowing it to play its cycle of creation, separation and movement in all its variations and dimensions.
As with the film, all the elements move in their unique rhythm, weightless, indefinable and irregular, thus creating a match, which in its freedom reflects the spontaneous synchronicity of the cosmos.
The characters resist and emerge from the mathematical structure of space and the construction of specific bodies, they search and find. On the screen and in the gallery space, they flow and oscillate among us, pointing out that no frame is stable in relation to the world that is taking place.
By entering the gallery, the visitor becomes a part of that wonderful world where he experiences an impressive variation of their sizes in relation to his own size and specific rhythm.
Through this spatial imagination enriched with symbols, the drawings get discovered and “recognized”, while words and sound are meaningfully speaking of an infinite nature. They poetically express the thoughts and visualizations of Petra’s world; contemplative images of the personal and cosmic understanding of the life cycle, where each end represents a new beginning.
EXHIBITION OPENING AND ANIMATED FILM PREMIERE
One of Many
Galerija SC / MM Centar
24.10.2018. - 31.10.2018.
GALLERY WORKING HOURS:
MON – FRI: 12:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
SAT: 10:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Graduated Graphic design on the School of Design (2007.) and finished MA Animation and New Media on The Academy of fine arts (2011.) in Zagreb.
Since 2009. she has been working as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and animator.
Petra has achieved an outstanding national and international success in the animation scene. Her fims were screened and awarded on many relevant world known festivals.
One of Many (2018.)
Daniil Ivanovic, You Are Free (2011., graduation film)
Fox (2010., student film)
Gregor (2010., student film)
Daniil Ivanovic, Marry Me (2007., student film)
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"One of Many"
Film premiere and exhibition opening video