empty/SUMI

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Manifesta, European Biennale of Contemporary Art “manifesta 3” Ljubliana, Slovenia, 2000.

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The project empty/sumi refers to the theme of the exhibition “Borderline syndrome” introducing an element able to alter the perception inside the body of the city itself, leaving to the visitor the possibility to build his own interpretations, reactions and ways to ue the space. During all the opening time of the biennale, the old bar Sumi, historical meeting point of artists, actors and political activist of lubiana during the 70′ s, that has been closed for years waiting to be demolished has been made accesible again to the public as a public space. All the space and furniture have been painted white, the access was through one of the windows, inside, strobo lights and the sound of a radio were creating an extranging atmosphere.

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