The Bygone Days
The beginning of the Digital Artwork movement belongs to the Terra Vayú, afterward renamed in Abbildungen Varieté. A group of artists, exploring the area of Modern Expressionism, Surrealism and Ritualistic Music, back in the eighties. Abbildungen Varieté was the second important name in the Yugoslav/Slovenian alternative scene besides Laibach. The early multimedia works were triggered by reactions to many weird spiritual and political events in the past decades.
About Digital Artwork Association
We were in no way non-visible; non-existing; non-active. On the contrary, we were, as far as artistic expression is concerned, constantly present, for decades. Emerged out of analog music machines and painting, although we are quite unknown in the area of digital art.
Digital Artwork Association was established after Slovenian independence and has participated in a series of conceptual studio music performances and painting exhibitions, between 1983 and 2002.
In the meantime, the remaining members have become a perfectly consistent, homogeneous organism. A coherent symbiosis of durable earth tissue, coated with the finest, subtle fibers of the Creation. For decades, we are relying on human goodwill, while pursuing our quest; standing behind environmental activism, digital art, and struggle for inner peace. We are traceable under domains: digital artwork; imaginary sphere; immanent art; meta creation; sephira’s; peace traveler and imaginary art… In this quest for a tribute, our future remains unregistered, unrecorded and imaginary.
Even though Digital Artwork Association avoids the status of the association on the physical location, it is nevertheless imaginary or visionary theorization. First of all, it emphasizes great importance to Surreal, Imaginary and Transcendent, under the circumstances, which are powered by the Immanent Transcendent Spirit — the Omnipresent, a.k.a. the Ultimate Dreamer, to which, all space and time events and incidents in this world, are submerged.
Digital Artwork Association is a reflection and response of modern space and time, to relentless frequencies produced by the electrified digital world, as it is totally and unavoidably, captured and embedded in the global nexus. Our primary activism is, first of all, the outcome and consequence of well-optimized hardware and its renderings.