Naslov / Title: Proteus anguinus – Carnium
Lokacija / Exhibition space: : Mladinski kulturni center Kranj, Zavod za turizem Kranj, Študijski oddelek Osrednje knjižnice Kranj
Datum / Date: 29. July – 31. August 2010
Produkcija / Production: Zavod za sodobne umetnosti in kulture Gulag
Producent / Producer: Jana Putrle Srdić
Performer: Boštjan Gorenc Pižama
English lecture: Murray Balles
Tisk / Print: BISTISK
Pomoč in svetovanje / Support: Sandra Birjukov, Marjetka Valjavec (sewing of a mascot)
Exhibition project Proteus anguinus – Carnium is installation with different media as sculpture, graphic prints, artist book performance and video. Exhibition was held on three different locations in Kranj: Main exhibition space was in showcases at city library entrance hall: graphical prints and drawings of the text from the artist book. Basic object – mascot of proteus anguinus was together with bicycle from the performance in the shop window of Tourist board Kranj, and projection of the performance was at Youth cultural centre Kranj.
Whole project Proteus anguinus – Carnium has thematic roots in human fish with more recognizable geographical origin at Postojna city that is Postojna cave. It is less known that in Kranj there is special laboratory for reproduction of human fish for more than 50 years. Image of protues anguinus or human fish is in a way related to representation of Slovenia. Exhibition tends to create a distance toward those images and tries to have more humorous approach.
Primary research for Zoran Srdić Janežič is mostly at dis-focusing of awareness of sculpture (mascot) that through monitoring of other media in the exhibition project (story in the artist book, performance and video) comes to focus as basic part of exhibition.
One of the interpretations of exhibition project Proteus anguinus – Carnium can also be readable as irony of relationship between status of endangered species of human fish and endangered status of artist in Slovenia.