The Bygone Days
The beginning of our activism belongs to the Terra Vayú, afterward renamed Abbildungen Varieté. A group of artists, exploring the area of Modern Expressionism, Surrealism, Synthesizers, 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 Art Association activism
We were in no way non-visible; non-existing; non-active. On the contrary, we were, as far as artistic expression concerned, constantly present, for decades. Although we were quite obsessed with the presence of fear and illusions of separation, numerous studio music works and surrealist paintings have emerged in solitude, as a quest to find some kind of safe oasis to anchor the creative force.
Digital Art Association was established gradually. As the technology evolved, we evolved. Step by step soon after Slovenian independence, we have participated in a series of conceptual ritual music performances and painting exhibitions, between 1983 and 2002.
In the meantime, the remaining members have become perfectly consistent, homogeneous organisms. “A coherent symbiosis of durable earth tissues, 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, surreal art, and the struggle for inner peace. Traceable under domains: www.digitalartwork.org; www.imaginaryart.org; www.peacetraveler.org; www.computerart.si
Digital Art Association may be camouflaged or invisible, but it’s immersed in their artworks, which should gain a life of its own, independently of the artists. Authentic art is intended to outlast time and address the public on behalf of the artists.
Even though the Digital Art Association avoids the status of the association on physical location, it is nevertheless no imaginary or visionary theorization. First of all, we emphasize great importance to Imaginary Realism and Transcendent. We dare to evade time, despise the transience, and emphasize the contemporaneity – powered by the Immanent Transcendent Spirit–the Omnipresent, a.k.a. “the Ultimate Dreamer”- to which, all space and time events or incidents on this world, are submerged.
Digital Art 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. The outcome and consequences are visible with the vital support of well-optimized hardware and its renderings.