Tomo Savić-Gecan - Untitled 2016

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Tomo Savić-Gecan Untitled 2016

02/06/2016 - 24/07/2016

Location: Zuidplein, Amsterdam

From 2 June until 24 July 2016 the project Untitled 2016 by Tomo Savić-Gecan is on view at the Zuidas in Amsterdams. It was realised in co-operation with the Van Abbemuseum. Tomo Savić-Gecan works with emptiness, appearing to display ‘nothing’, he uses time and space to question the definition of art and our role as spectators.

For this new project Savić-Gecan measured museum visitors’ reactions and translates it into an architectural form. Visitors to the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven looked at the current collection display of modern and contemporary art. Visitors wore a wireless patch transmitting their heart rate, respiration, skin  temperature and perspiration - parameters related to someone’s emotional state. This provided insights into the visitors looking at the display.

These results can now be seen in a specially constructed, but universally generic white cube located in Zuidplein, Amsterdam. The walls, temperature and lighting of this gallery space change according to the visitors in Eindhoven. At the core of the transformation of the work of Savić-Gecan is the relationship between art human emotions and its translation into spatial conditions.

This project is realised with the support of: Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Gemeente Amsterdam Zuid, Anything is Possible and Sensehealth.