Author / performer: Zoran Srdić Janežič

Naslov / Title: Ausgestorben – Franc Berneker, Südbahn-Atelier am Bahnhof Meidling

Lokacija / Exhibition space: Bildhauerisher Spaziergang, Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Schillerplatz 3) – Ort ehemaligers Ateliers (Bahnhof Meidling)

Datum / Date: 28 August 2013 at 6 pm

Produkcija / Production: Zavod za sodobne umetnosti in kulture Gulag

Koprodukcija / Co-production: SKICA, Vienna

Spremno besedilo / Text: Damir Globočnik, Vasja Nagy

Producent / Producer: Jana Putrle Srdić

Pomoč in svetovanje / Support: Marjeta Valjavec

Foto / Photo: Vasja Nagy, Jana Putrle Srdić

The performance was carried out on the Vienna residency of the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Slovenia.







Zoran Srdić Janežič’s sculpture walk is a tribute to the Slovenian sculptor Franc Berneker who lived in Vienna between 1897 and 1915. During this time he created some of his most important works, some of them were destroyed when summoning him to the imperial army Southern Railway studio collapsed along the route in town district Meidling. The octopus which will be Srdić’s sculpture walk object (not Berneker;) which relates directly to the motive of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk, which Berneker created at that time for the family Majdič in Kranj. The artist also with his body assumes the identity of a saint with stone sculptures, while establishing a modern attitude to the statue as an approach to artistic expression. Under the influence of the performance has changed attitudes to sculpture, in particular, the importance of static and permanent forms of artistic work. The Zoran Srdić Janežič’s intervention can see a performance in which the artist transposes two octopus from the linen canvas, on the other hand, the objectification of the artist’s complete body composition is changed in a walking public sculpture short performattive life. (Vasja Nagy)