Borut Savski (SI) Strainded Structures: Being / Bitje / Biće

responsive structure, 2008

The project Strained Structures: Being deals with relatively basic research into autonomous structures/systems – mechanical moving organons. The artist has created a kind of twisted body - a morphologic object. The principle lies in the use of torsionally twisted plastic elements that when fixed (at least two together) – at one end – create a transfer of torsion energy to the whole of a structure. The result is a responsive cybernetic system that, as artist’s re-invention, refers to Buckminster Fuller and his description of the principle of tensegrity.

Co-produced by: Kapelica Gallery; Trivia Art Association

Borut Savski (SI)

Borut Savski, born 1960 in Ljubljana/SLO, is an 'engineering soul straying away from any regulated use of technological, social, media and aesthetic principles'. His studies of electronics and radio production work (from 1983/84) allowed him to experiment with a sound and related media. In 1991 he began collaborating with artist Marko Koąnik on projects of the Egon March Institute. As a co-founder and collaborator of an informal group called Ministry of Experiment he participated at many multimedia projects between 1997 and 2000. As an organizer and executive he has taken part at radio workshops, concerts and new media communication and art projects. In collaboration with local (Marko Košnik, Mojca Marija Pungerčar, Luka Prinčič, Franci Cegnar) and international artists (John Grzinich, Ludwig Zeininger..) he made sound installations and performances (Biotope, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana/SLO, 1999, Sonic Point of View, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana/SLO, 2002, Aesthetic Machines, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana/SLO, 2003, Area Kolaborativa, ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana/SLO, 2004), Electrical Jesus, Warsaw/PL, 2004).