A hybrid visualization is composed of the elements deriving from Smrekar‘s personal mythology: a descent of her childhood where growing up with parents – dog breeders. It is further arranged into a mosaic immersing the viewer into a story that builds a speculative fabulation centered on a balanced coexistence between humankind and its surrounding ecosystems. As if the form of a memory album could serve as a glimpse into the past, but one that reflects an echo of the post-human future. Here, the dog-human werewolf exists as a reminiscence of an extinct culture of man.
K-9_topology: Autoportrait echoes the following artwork series: Ecce Canis, 2014; I Hunt Nature and Culture Hunts Me, 2014; Hybrid Family, 2016; ARTE_mis, 2017, K-9_topology: Artist Book, 2017. The series won Prix Ars Electronica 2017 in Hybrid Art – Golden Nica at the Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria).
This artwork was proced by Kapellica Gallery (SI)
Photo by: Hana Jošić, Anže Sekelj
Author: Maja Smrekar