Feature Work - Portae Lucis

Gold, as a symbol of the metaphysical light in her previous interventions, emanated in the form of the circular light beam that illuminates the Golden Gate just as the sun does during the day, and therefore became – the Portae Lucis, creating a mystic aura of the performative space. Sun worship, which the emperor Diocletian himself continued to maintain as an inheritance from his predecessors through the symbolism of the Invincible Sun (Sol Invictus), had become devoid of religious context over time, and in its very essence has bridged the differences and connected diverse cultures, civilizations, and nations, showing that people have always had one and the same spiritual concept of the divine light. This former beliefs, and the more recent hypothesis that the Palace was built in relation to the position of the Sun does not seem so far from truth as we observe light intervention. The Portae Lucis emphasizes the harmony of the ancient with the urban space and draws attention to the fact that this very area of the Golden Gate is a place deeply rooted in the citizens’ consciousness, thus becomming the so-called field of care and emotional detachment that the author is referring to, attributing a sort of timeless character to it."The artistic act of lighting the Golden Gate establishes a dialogue between architecture and the light installation and raises the citizens’ awareness of the space in the city they live in. The urban environment opens up the social context of the intervention, while the antique architecture of the Palace sets the intervention in the historical context."
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  • Bacon
  • Duchamp
  • Lynch
  • Wittgenstein
  • Cage
  • Beuys
  • Bruce Lee
  • Eco
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." ~ Francis Bacon
The word "art" interests me very much. If it comes from Sanskrit, as I've heard, it signifies "making". ~ Marcel Duchamp
This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top. ~ David Lynch
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus 7
The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accordance with nature, in her manner of operation. ~ John Cage
Biti učitelj je moje najveće umjetničko djelo. Ostalo je nusprodukt, demonstracija. ~ Joseph Beuys
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick. ~ Bruce Lee
When you are on the dancefloor, there is nothing to do but dance. ~ Umberto Eco, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana