Two- channel Video Installation (2009)
(Dionysian vice versa Apollonian) 09:05
(Apollonian vice versa Dionysian) 09:05
Video installation F’(x) = 0 explores opposing aspects of human nature, the Apollonian and Dionysian. The male and female characterisations of each emerge from the sea to face one another in a multilayered visual sequence of dominant white, black and red. The continual oscilation of the waves through minima and maxima refers to the infinite transmissions of energy. F’(x) = 0 is the point of intersection between the performers, the fulcrum of dialogue. The two films act as opposites, the viewer stands at this intersection and the characters’s performance pulls our attention from one video screen to the next. The viewer is necessarily always in-between.
Dionysian characterisation performed by Selena S. Kuzman ~
Apollonian characterisation performed by Alex Nidorfer ~
“Selena S. Kuzman’s two channelled video installation F’(X)=0 is an accomplished and memorable piece of work demonstrating great promise in the field of digital art and film. The dialogue between the two screens facing each other with the spectator between presents a fascinating exploration of opposing principles, the Apollonian and Dionysian. These impulses represented by two characters, male and female emerge from the sea to face each other in a multilayered visual sequence of dominant white, black and red.
The overlaying of techniques written on the body and the tonality of the work contribute to its aesthetic quality. Visually it is beautifully composed, with a subtle and evocative soundtrack, strong enough to stand on its own without the accompanying written explanation. This intriguing video dialogue is an intricate work of ideas and striking visuals revealing an advanced understanding of painting, drawing, theatre and film. Stills from the video are individual works of art in their own right and it will be extremely interesting to see this artist’s work continue to evolve. ”
– Review by Georgina Coburn, 2009
“Even more striking, at least in terms of imagery, is Selena S Kuzman’s F(x)=0 – Dionysian, with the exhibitions dramatic frontispiece taken from this work. “
– Celyn Bricker The Journal, 2010
RSA New Contemporaries Convenor’s Award. F’(X) = O
Peacock Visual Arts Award for Moving Image. F’(X) = O
Video Still ‘Dionysian’ selected as a main publicity image for RSA New Contemporaries 2010
Invited Graduate artist from Society of Scottish Artists for 113th Annual Exhibition.