Dorijan Šiško: WELLNESS
The series So it has come to this… resumes by questioning the attitude of our society towards the virtual world in all its breadth. This shows to be quite an ambivalent attitude – even in the post-virtual future as imagined by Dorijan Šiško.
In his project TRIBE (2017), which this work is a sequel to, he presented an interactive tribal village set in an alternative future, where individuals satisfy their basic needs. In the work WELLNESS, he focuses on elements of rest and relaxation in the same reality, but without taking a stance. It, therefore, remains open to discussion and for the viewer to decide whether this is a utopia or dystopia. Šiško sees design as a means of imagining the future and constructing new spaces of alternative realities.
Dorijan Šiško (1990) is a graphic designer who likes to explore other fields of visual arts. He is interested in speculative, critical, experimental and transmedia aspects of design. He used to be art editor of the socially critical student magazine Tribuna, which won him a Brumen award. He has co-founded the culture and arts society Kombajn, and the art and design collective freštreš who exhibit on a regular basis and publish the freštreš (maga)zine.
—Ajda Kocutar, Lara Mejač, curators
Project by: TAM-TAM
Takle mamo … / So it has come to this… cycle curator: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana
Exhibition curators: Ajda Kocutar, Lara Mejač
Supported by: City of Ljubljana, Tektonik kraft brewery