Lost Art continues Pavlovic’s exploration of archives as repositories for personal, social, and institutional memory. In this show, Pavlovic transforms visual media from various sources into works of art. The source images include discarded slides from university libraries, photography acquired from the Museum of Yugoslav History, and video stills of the birthday event of Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito (an event in which the artist participated as a designated Tito’s pioneer). These works explore the materiality of obsolescent media, and their evolving relationship with memory in contemporary culture and political psychology.
This exhibition will be accompanied by programming in which the public is invited to participate. On Saturday, October 10, Zeitgeist Gallery invites members of the community to bring, project, and share their personal collections of slide photography in the gallery. Recently, there has been a cultural shift away from slides as a mode of sharing images, perhaps because of the bulky nature of the technology. From academic art departments to personal collections, slides are often unused or abandoned. This is an opportunity to re-activate old technology in an environment of examination and introduction.