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Or Ettlinger, Pablo Garcia: Observations on the Virtual

PostScriptUM #19
Series edited by Janez Janša
Language: English




A conversation between Or Ettlinger and Pablo Garcia about the definition of virtual space on the occasion of Pablo Garcia’s exhibition at Aksioma, “Adventures in Virtuality”. Both Ettlinger and Garcia are academics, the former teaches Virtual Architecture and Media Theory in Ljubljana, the latter Contemporary Practices at the Art Institute of Chicago; they both share an interest in sci-fi, classical arts and both studied Architecture.
Is “digital” a synonym for virtual? Are simulations virtual realities? Is the mental space a virtual space? These are the main questions discussed in this conversation and the answers are not so obvious.
Virtual spaces are as ancient as the human need for and pleasure in creating images of the world. They can be analogic, as the work of Garcia shows. Virtual is related with reproducibility and is not about the physicality or non-physicality of the object – it is about what we see through the object.


Publisher: Aksioma – Institiute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

Represented by: Marcela Okretič

Proofreading: Philip Jan Nagel
Design: Luka Umek
Layout: Sonja Grdina

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In the framework of Masters & Servers

Published on the occasion of the exhibition:

Pablo Garcia
Adventures in Virtuality

Aksioma | Project Space
Komenskega 18, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2–18 April 2014

The project was realized in partnership with FH Joanneum, Graz and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.