Zlatko Kopljar

FF Fund for Performance Artist,
at The Kitchen,May 21,
5:50 to 5:55 PM sharp!

10th Anniversary of the New York Digital Salon
May 21 [Wed] 6pm (Doors open at 5:30pm) $8
Moderator: Bruce Wands, Director, NY Digital Salon
Barbara Nessim, Chair, Dept. of Illustration, Parsons School of Design;
Maureen Nappi, artist and curator
Video by artist Zlatko Kopljar from 5:50 to 5:55 PM

Franklin Furnace-supported artist Zlatko Kopljar's K9 is a video record of performances made at various places around New York City, with narration taken from Andrei Tarkovsky's Nostalgia. The software that enhances the video moves the pixels of each frame to new locations within the same frame. Using the artist's genetic data and digital media as artistic tools, K9 exemplifies the link that digital art creates between technology and life.

Contact: Franklin Furnace or
Michael Chagnon
The Kitche: 212.255.5793 x25
f: 212.645.4258
e: michael@thekitchen.org

Biography: Koplijar was born in 1962 in Zenica ( Bosnia and Herzegovina). He received his B.A. in 1981 at the University of Zagreb ( Croatia). He studied painting at Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice until 1991. After returning to Zagreb in 1991, Koplijar has performed over twenty works as a part of a the Croatian Association of Artists.

Project Description:
“K9.” K means “Construction” (from the Croatian word, Konstrukcija). K9 is a video record of a series of identical performances made at varies places around New York City. This video record has been visually manipulated by software written on the basis of the artist’s DNA. This software moves the pixels of each video frame to new locations within the same frame. The result is a new video. The narration is taken from Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Nostalgia.”