Nika Oblak, Primož Novak (SI)

Border Mover
kinetic video installation
250 x 70 x 35 cm

Border Mover deals with the contemporary individual being trapped by overwhelming technology and the routine of our everyday existence, which resembles more and more the monotony of operating machines. It plays with the idea of physical and psychological boundaries as the consequence of capitalistic, neoliberal globalization, where it seems dreams are impossible and that a different world cannot exist. The world is nature and nature has no borders, but to think about the world without them today is absurd, utopian or abstract. It is much easier to imagine living in space...


Nika Oblak & Primož Novak have been working as an artist collective since 2003. In their art practice they examine the contemporary media- and capital-driven society as they dissect its visual and linguistic structure. Oblak and Novak have exhibited worldwide, in venues like the Sharjah Biennial (AE), Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo (JP), Istanbul Biennial (TR), Biennale Cuvee in Linz (AT), Transmediale in Berlin (DE), at the Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries (EG), FILE in Sao Paulo (BR). They received numerous grants and awards, including the CYNETART Award by the Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau in Dresden (DE).



Project RISK CHANGE (2016–2020) is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.
The project is also supported by the Municipality of Maribor and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
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