Lygophilia is a series of research-based artworks initiated in 2017 by Robertina Šebjanič to explore the love (Gr.: philéō) for darkness (Gr.: lúgē) and the unknown dwellers in places inhospitable for humans.
In her works, Robertina Šebjanič deals with establishing relations between art and science, as well as technology. She is interested in man’s attitude towards nature, cohabitation, interspecies communication and interaction. In doing so, she is guided by the desire to distance herself from anthropocentric thinking. In her project for the Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre, she continues her research on axolotl, primarily found in the lakes surrounding Mexico City, and juxtaposes it to the Slovenian national symbol – proteus.
The project is part of the cluster of independent shows by Slovenian artists of the young generation over the last years, such as Sašo Sedlaček, Mark Požlep, Jaša, Urša Vidic, Miha Štrukelj, Meta Grgurevič, Sanela Jahić, Boris Beja, who will prepare the project especially for the exhibition space of the Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre.
Production: Museum and Galleries of LjubljanaCo-production: zavod Projekt Atol (Uroš Veber)Exhibition curator: Alenka TrebušakArtist: Robertina ŠebjaničText: Alenka TrebušakDesign: Ajdin BašićRealisation of the exibition: Technical Service MGMLThe exhibition was made possible by: City of Ljubljana
Special thanks: Jamski laboratorij Tular