Ivana Tkalčić

Twilight zone
snapchat, camera, text to speech, 2018.

In the last decade, we witness exponentially accelerated development of technology. Has that change made life easier and better? Does technology change and reshape our consciousness and thinking in ways still unimaginable to us? The perception and experience of the world has undoubtedly changed. If we look at our daily online communication, it no longer takes place only through text messages and images, but through videos, GIFs, Twitter posts, blogs, games, Skype and group chats. Even if we are away from our friends and family, we can instantly connect and have a sense of almost physical presence. On the other hand, all this information leaves a digital trail that can be traced to the source and potentially be misused. We are entering a post-informational and post-human age, which radically changes the way of life and understanding of the world around us. Furthermore, on a personal level, the line between online and offline life has disappeared. The most intimate part of our lives has become the part of the virtual world that feeds on social media. How has everyday online/offline interaction changed the experience of the world around us and affected our everyday visual perception?
The project was co-produced by the Metamedij Association in Pula and the V2_ Institute for Unstable Media in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Ivana Tkalčić studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and Munich. She graduated in economics and tourism from the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb. She has worked on art projects in residential programs in Austria, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland. In addition to solo exhibitions and numerous participations in group exhibitions, she won the main Erste Fragments Award (2016), the RCAA Young European Art Award (2016), the Rector’s Award of the University of Zagreb for independent artistic work (2016), as well as the Grand Prix at the 35 Salon mladih (2020), Radoslav Putar award, and Young Visual Artists Awards (2021.).