On cosmogony: approaching the unknowable origin

 

On cosmogony: approaching the unknowable origin

Katarina Petrovic

Abstract:

Exploring the intersection of art, science and humanities, Katarina Petrovic's work focuses on the notions of creation, origin and self-organization.  Her interest in the nature of creation, the one found in the artistic process, language, physics, mythologies and symbolic order generally, has led her to create several artworks that go back to the essential contradictions of human thought and question the existence of an isolated event, a closed system that the notion of Origin seems to imply. 
 
With a set of concrete practices and mediums, the quest for unraveling the unknowable Origin becomes an act of creating; a specific cosmogram weaving together the knowledge of different disciplines.  The talk will present you with her recent works Lexicon Liber Novus, Cosmologicus and the current research and prototype work The Collection of Nothing: The World, developed as part of the Summer Sessions artist in residence program, co-produced by V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media and MoTA in Ljubljana, with support of the Creative Industries Fund NL.
 
Katarina holds a MMus degree from ArtScience Interfaculty, Royal Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, and an MFA equivalent from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade.  As a bursary of the French government, she also attended Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.  A co-founder of an association and podcast Femkanje, Katarina is active as a journalist and a radio host.  She is an indicator and author of the ArtScience Forum & research initiative together with Luke Boorman and a member of artist associations ULUS, Serbia and Stroom Den Haag.