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Andrej Beštak & Anja Leko, Song of the Owl (2023)

Andrej Beštak & Anja Leko, Song of the Owl (2023)

Material:  digital print on plexiglass lightbox, 3D printed frame.

Dimensions: 65 x 65 cm

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We couldn't believe our eyes. Through its sanctuary, all the way to the bare altar of emanating light, the owl, that hybrid being of all accumulated religions and mythologies, calls us. It used to announce death to us, proclaimed the transition to states for which we were not always ready. Now, mesmerized by the luminous darkness of the owl sanctuary, we are invited to linger.


This work is part of an installation developed and premiered at the 63rd Poreč Annale during Summer 2023.


Andrej Beštak and Anja Leko are an artist duo from Zagreb, Croatia. They consider themselves spatial storytellers: with the interplay of image and sound, through installation, performance, and video they create an emotional dialog between the artwork and the audience. They tell stories that unfold from our contemporary experience in which urban mythologies, spiritual experiences, and club culture merge with individualism, materialism, and global capitalism. They like to take paths that are light, goofy, and sometimes cartoony to tell stories that they find serious and heavy to digest. 


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