Reality Is Out

Root Event

Werkleitz Festival 2012 .move forward

Parent Event

Werkleitz Festival 2012 .move forward – new mexican and european media art .move forward: Ausstellungsparcours
Reality Is Out
Mexico 2012


Nika Oblak & Primož Novak: Reality Is Out, film still, 2012
Nika Oblak & Primož Novak: Reality Is Out, sketch, 2012

Reality Is Out is a new pneumatic video installation in 3D, which refers to the previous work of the artist duo on the relationship between reality and fiction. They cite Slavoj Žižek who claimed that even today’s reality has appropriated a fictional structure. The installation will include a performance video by the Slovenian artists. In the video they want to raise a sign stating the words “reality” above their heads so that it is out of shot. The video will be synchronized with a pneumatic system in the exhibition space. The actual cardboard sign with the text “reality” will appear as if exiting the video frame and literally entering the exhibition space, thus transferring a 2D video image into 3D actual space. As Guy Debord wrote, everything which was once directly experienced has now become a mere representation.