Conceptual Art Project
by Denis Leo Hegic
IDEOLOGY is very important for a nation. It gives the nation as a whole a sense of purpose and direction. It triggers and stimulates you. It provides you with food for thoughts in times of deep contemplation.
SYMBOLS are objects, characters or other concrete representations of ideas, concepts or other abstractions.
All our lives are symbols. Everything we do is a part of a a pattern we have at least some say in. The strong make their own patterns and influence other people´s, the weak have their courses mapped out for them; the weak and the unlucky and the stupid.
YUTOPIA is an ongoing art re-search for an invented reality, put upon the region of the Balkans by the social and anthropological occurrences of the last decades. The conglomeration of multimedial art pieces reflects the multifaceted methodology of the work. The fields of research are:
Graphics on wood
Heraldry is a collection of modifications on the Yugoslav flag and coat of arms as well of the seven new states, which have been formed after Yugoslavia has seized to exist. The national symbols have been altered with depictions of a phallus – another ancient heraldic sign celebrating power, domination, fertility and success. Read more
Heraldry Yugoslavia by Denis Leo Hegic 2013
Video Art Installation
Artist: Denis Leo Hegic
Film Director: Harald Geil
Rat (serb.croat.: “war”, engl.: “a long-tailed-rodent”, german: “advise”) deals with the energy and the potential of aggression within the (male) structure of nationalism and social segregation.
Unlike the female energy, which stands for glance and equilibrium, the male one has a certain potential for aggression. After all, it is Ares who represents the ultimate symbol of male conflict management: conquer and rule – an urge deriving from the animal genes routed deeply within the male DNA. Read more
RAT by Denis Leo Hegic 2013
PORCELANKA (Porcelain Star)
Porcelanka is a formal metamorphosis of the Red Star – the Yugoslav national symbol; from flag to pungent.
red porcelain, 90 x 90 cm Read more
Porcelanka by Denis Leo Hegic 2013
Plastic Figure / Comic (work-in-progress)
Super Yugoslav is a local hero. He is not perfect. On the contrary: so far he has been described as a super hero with a clear alcohol addiction. Where does this feature come from? Maybe because Super Yugoslav is left without the foundation of his mission and of his own existence itself – that is Yugoslavia. Read more
Super Yugoslav by Denis Leo Hegic 2013
WHERE CAN I GO?
WHERE CAN I GO? is a Yugoslav cheat sheet: a collection of 7 photographies containing visa requirements tattoos for the citizens of former Yugoslavia. Read more
Where Can I Go? by Denis Leo Hegic 2013
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