translations 1 (Part One: Escape)
Hrvoje Spudić & Sara Salamon (info)

ambient installation
lens, window and outdoor light

photo documentation: Damir Žižić

By entering the dark space we see nothing, until we begin to create the contours of the new outer space, then we are moving through both. The installation imagines the structural changes occurring in the escape process as a state of adjustment. The entrance of the light into the darkened space converts it into a camera obscura where the light distribution symbolically represents the situation of displacement and being between, neither here nor there. So leaving one and known place results in the dominating imagination of what we might find in a new place. In the capsule of imagination instead of realistic images, we place the desired, often reversed projections that unite the existing world with its untapped potential. The installation suggests a shelter in which the reverse images become a way of survival, making the escape condition tolerable.

* period of adapting eyes to the dark condition to see the whole projection is 4 minutes.


  • 16/11/2018 - 25/01/2019 - RISK CHANGE: Escape, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Arts in Rijeka, group exhibition