“Children of the night finally making music in the day” or some thoughts on FEMALE LIQUIFIED VIOLENCE and BLOODRAYNE 2

Domen Ograjenšek, 12. april ― The game is a decent sequel to the 2002 original. The plot continues where the original left off, following a female protagonist, Rayne, half-human half-vampire on her path of revenge. You feed on your enemies, raising your blood levels that are quantified by the game’s interface as health points and ammunition for your blood-based weaponry, … Continue reading "“Children of the night finally making music in the day” or some thoughts on FEMALE LIQUIFIED VIOLENCE and BLOODRAYNE 2"
Experiential Kitsch

Experiential Kitsch

Domen Ograjenšek, 4. april ― How can experience be anything but kitsch? Unable to follow the times, that of deep time, barely grasping with the ”sublime hyperobject of climate change”1, with the inevitable extinction, it cannot but simmer in pathos. Its exclusion makes it superficial and meaningless, even though it desperately tries to hold on to the last vestiges of … Continue reading "Experiential Kitsch"

THE CHAT

Domen Ograjenšek, 21. marec ― Everyone lashes out, and everyone is hurt by the lashes, but with every strike the masochist attachment intensifies, up till the point when the Chat is in pure, colourful, Pepe-the-frog-filled ecstasy. STREAMERS. They try to focus on the game while also talk and engage with their audience. This produces a strange free-flow of consciousness, that … Continue reading "THE CHAT"

SODA

Domen Ograjenšek, 16. marec ― Published as part of an online exhibition project entitled Plaza Protocol, curated by Tjaša Pogačar in collaboration with Šum Journal and Projekt Atol: https://www.plazaprotocol.si   “My gut likes Taylor Swift more than I do. And it likes her on a microbial level. I’ve come to terms with that. As long as we can subsist in … Continue reading "SODA"

Čas ‘bičane podobe’ — čas in minljivost v performansih Tiborja Hajasa

Domen Ograjenšek, 13. marec ― *Prvotno objavljeno v tretji številki revije Šum, oktobra 2014. Umetniška pot Tiborja Hajasa se je vila od pesnikovanja, do konceptualnih del in naposled do performansa, ki ga je kot takega na Madžarskem prvi dvignil na avtonomno raven, se pravi ga razločil id takrat že vpeljanega happeninga in akcionizma. Njegova performativna praksa je bila zaznamovana z … Continue reading "Čas ‘bičane podobe’ — čas in minljivost v performansih Tiborja Hajasa"
Tongueney

Tongueney

Domen Ograjenšek, 31. oktober 2020 ― Maska Journal, vol. XXXV, iss. 200bb (fall 2020) / Actualities, pp. 102–112. Published in Slovene and English. More info at: https://maska.si/revija/aktualnosti/ “On its way to the roof of the mouth, her tongue veers off its path and takes the daring trail past the alveolar ridge and teeth, landing on the lips — it is no … Continue reading "Tongueney"
Zalite dimenzije — naproti navtični paradigmi razstavnega prostora?

Zalite dimenzije — naproti navtični paradigmi razstavnega prostora?

Domen Ograjenšek, 9. marec 2020 ― Enovit, zaokrožen koncept ali tema razstavnega formata ustreza prostorskim zahtevam evklidskega prostora. Nosi reprezentacijsko funkcijo, ki je inherentno enciklopedična, se pravi pogojena z možnostjo proporcionalne ter simetrične delitve pomenskih linij umetniških del, ki jo klasična koncepcija prostora ne le omogoča, temveč dejansko tudi prvotno vpeljuje. Pomislimo le na paradigmo javnega muzeja in na razstavni model, … Continue reading "Zalite dimenzije — naproti navtični paradigmi razstavnega prostora?"
Na moji koži strašno straši

Na moji koži strašno straši

Domen Ograjenšek, 4. marec 2020 ― *Pripravljeno za in predstavljeno v sklopu Topical Applications 2, samostojne razstave Žive Božičnik Rebec, Muzej sodobne umetnosti Metelkova (Prepih), 28 Jan 2020. Povezava Ko panelistka ameriške medijske hiše MSNBC ob razpravi o demokratskih kandidatih nagovori stališča vermontskega senatorja z opazko “Bernie Sanders makes my skin crawl,” nesluteno zadane ob nenavadno materialiteto, v kateri se nakazuje … Continue reading "Na moji koži strašno straši"
Zalite dimenzije — naproti navtični paradigmi razstavnega prostora?

Zalite dimenzije — naproti navtični paradigmi razstavnega prostora?

Domen Ograjenšek, 21. februar 2020 ― Enovit, zaokrožen koncept ali tema razstavnega formata ustreza prostorskim zahtevam evklidskega prostora. Nosi reprezentacijsko funkcijo, ki je inherentno enciklopedična, se pravi pogojena z možnostjo proporcionalne ter simetrične delitve pomenskih linij umetniških del, ki jo klasična koncepcija prostora ne le omogoča, temveč dejansko tudi prvotno vpeljuje. Pomislimo le na paradigmo javnega muzeja in na razstavni model, … Continue reading "Zalite dimenzije — naproti navtični paradigmi razstavnega prostora?"
Vol. 1

Vol. 1

Domen Ograjenšek, 15. november 2019 ― Throughout the beginning of her career, she could not escape the internalised balancing act between those that would see her and those that would look past the finger that she patiently points as a reason to scold the benign intricacies of our facialised being. It is true, “her loneliness [was not] killing [her] no more”, … Continue reading "Vol. 1"
No, I Don’t Cry on the Outside Anymore

No, I Don’t Cry on the Outside Anymore

Domen Ograjenšek, 1. november 2019 ― Talk on the underwater sound of recent contemporary pop. Originally prepared for the launch event of Šum#12 Threshold Ecologies (8. November 2019, Fotopub project space, Ljubljana), repeated at PhaseBook – Art Book and Zine Fair, Prague (1. December 2019), and later digitally published at Šum – Journal for contemporary art criticism and theory (sumrevija.si, 11. … Continue reading "No, I Don’t Cry on the Outside Anymore"
You Make It Hard to Have a Good Time

You Make It Hard to Have a Good Time

Domen Ograjenšek, 1. november 2019 ― ŠUM#12: THRESHOLD ECOLOGIES (Nov 2019). Texts by: Bogna M Konior, Lukáš Likavčan, n1x, Domen Ograjenšek, Germán Sierra. Edited by: Marko Bauer, Tjaša Pogačar. Link to pdf: http://sumrevija.si/en/issues/sum-12/ You Make It Hard to Have a Good Time The article tackles our anxieties and compulsions, Ariana Grande’s ponytail, transmaterial ethics, and the moody foundations of contemporary art. #lizardbrain Excerpt: “I … Continue reading "You Make It Hard to Have a Good Time"
You Can’t Teach Heart

You Can’t Teach Heart

Domen Ograjenšek, 13. oktober 2019 ― Prepared for: 25th International Festival of Computer Arts, Maribor / ŠUMx discussions, 12 & 13 October 2019. Taks by Louis Armand, Marko Bauer, Vít Bohal, Dustin Breitling, Peli Grietzer, Max Hampshire, Mark Horvath, Adam Lovasz, Andrej Tomažin, Bogna M. Konior, Primož Krašovec, Lukáš Likavčan, Domen Ograjenšek, Paul Seidler, Maks Valenčič, Tadej Vindiš. Lecture performance by Agustina Andreoletti. Concert by drone emoji. Short … Continue reading "You Can’t Teach Heart"
Fever Theory

Fever Theory

Domen Ograjenšek, 24. september 2019 ― Šum#10.1 (Nov 2018). Originally published in Slovene. ABSTRACT: In the early 2000s, motifs in popular music began to shift from the sweet addictiveness, introduced and made prevalent by the “Teen Pop” genre of the 1990s, to the unbearable agonic invasion into the teen-pop subjectivity („Overprotected” (Spears), “Can’t Get You Out of My Head“ (Minogue), breakups, … Continue reading "Fever Theory"
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