Hristina Ivanoska / Yane Calovski

Nature and Social Studies: Spiral Swim Line


  • Hristina Ivanoska / Yane Calovski, Nature and Social Studies: Spiral Swim Line, 2004

    1 Channel video projection, colour, sound, 03'15" Collage on paper, drawing device, pencil, watercolour, photographs

    114 x 320 cm

Between 2000 and 2003, Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska took various walking tours through North Macedonia. These tours followed a line drawn in a spiral shape across the map, 'Nature and Social Studies: Spiral Trip' and resulted in few drawings. In 2004 on the coast of Rincón in Puerto Rico, the artists created 'Nature and Social Studies: Spiral Swim Line'. In form and size, it was influenced by 'Spiral Jetty' one of the key works of American Land Art created by Robert Smithson in 1970 on the shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.

The process to realize the 'Spiral Swim Line' is documented on a large panel with photographs, drawings similar to a comic strip and notes about technical calculations. Finally, the work was executed with a buoy rope, placed in spiral form in the Ocean like a swimming line. A short video, filming the setting from a helicopter, is screened onto the panel.

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