Dora Budor | cura.
Jul 01 2015
In her first institutional solo exhibition Spring, on view at New York Swiss Institute until July 23, New York-based, Croatian artist Dora Budor presents sculptures that wrap around architectural miniatures originally featured in the blockbuster films The Fifth Element, Batman Returns and Johnny Mnemonic. These structures, covered with artificial weathering, dust and dirt, become real-life fossils of on-screen experiences. Budor’s practice focuses in particular on Hollywood production methods and special effects: using cinematic strategies of affect, the artist composes sculptures and architectural interventions that organically incorporate screen-used cinema props. She calls this process “reanimation”, acknowledging the objects’ fictional histories while re-contextualizing them in a second life.