of a one-man photographic show MOTUS
PERPETUUS, at the gallery KLUB
GJURO II, Zagreb, Croatia:
is divided into three parts, all three defined by the places where the
photographs were taken: Venice, Rijeka, Suhi dok (Dry Dock). The author's
attempt to capture the motion of the light is the central action of
the photographs. In both the Venetian and Rijeka cycles she explores
the relation between light and shade, using the night as her dark
background. The night seems
to be the best stage for the play in which the light is the main actor
and where the content is directed by the visible and the invisible as
well as by the static and the dynamic. Natasa Radovic indulges herself
in the photographs of lighted boats, passing cars and people on whom
she attached light bulbs. Using the long exposure as her main tool,
she makes the real subjects invisible. The eye
of the camera thereby sees
what is invisible to the human eye. Photography has the possibility
to witness the continuity of light in motion and its space encompassed
by time. The human eye observes light statically and sees motion without
any continuity, since the idea of the movement of light comes as the
result of the rational cognition and not of the visual perception.
Suhi dok from
Rijekas harbour is the topic of the third group of photographs.
The background is no longer dark but blue, because these pictures were
taken at dawn or sunset the meeting moment of night and day.
The dry dock is now a deserted place, abandoned long ago by ships and
by people, however not by light. The authors focus is on the relationship
between the full and the empty, the volume and the space and on the
delicate moment when the light touches the rough, rusty surface of the
iron body that is reflecting the atmospheres blue. In this short
moment, in the eye
of the camera, Suhi dok changes the mode of its existance and becomes
the object of an aesthetic experience.
emphasizes that her photographs inaugurate
the dimension of absence, the
non - existence of a man in the spaces that lack function and thence
the meaning of their being. These photos tell
us about the absurdity of time; while the light traces left by the man
in motion circumscribe their path, the man becomes nothing, he has already
passed. He is already consuming some other time (Natasa Radovic)..."
art critic and curator of the exhibition.