Aleksandra Domanović Striking Paper-Stack Prints

Aleksandra Domanović

Aleksandra Domanović stacks

Aleksandra Domanović stack sculptures

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Aleksandra Domanović deals with sculpture that echoes monuments from the past from her native (former) Yugoslavia. While some sculptures take on more traditional forms of post-Communist leaders, the Berlin-based artist also began experimenting with unique materials in her work. 19:30 Stacks was created by piling size A3 and A4 paper with photos printed on their sides with ink-jet printing. First creating a massive PDF file of a photo, Domanović set the printer to ‘border-less print’ setting, which coated the ends of each paper, and when stacked upon each other, revealed the finished image.

For a time this work was open-sourced so that anyone could make one for themselves by downloading the file (now broken), printing it out, and then placing it between 1500 empty pages on the top and bottom of the printed stack. According to her artist statement, Domanović’s “work focuses on profound social and media-technological transformations, and their interdependence. Some of her projects give form to the relationships of meaning imposed by archival models. Others suggest alternate models that draw on her observations of shared memory and feelings of community. Domanovic uses material related to her autobiography — the television, music, and monumental art of Yugoslavia — as well as materials that claim transcendence of the personal and national, such as Getty Images’ database of stock photography and (on the blog Vvork, which she co-edits) international contemporary art production.” (via u1u11)

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  • Michael Lagerman

    These works are something like I have never seen before which is compelling. I enjoy these works but I also find the use of paper is frivolous, almost as if the medium was chosen in vain. Extreme amounts of paper are indubitably wasted everyday, while these works being printed in the manner which they are does not directly compare to the total waste, it provides an outlook to how we approach paper. We approach paper as infinite, as if it attainable no matter the quantity or the quality needed, for any purpose. If anything the immense amounts of paper show that we, as a global society, still do not fully grasp the intensity of the predicament our resources are in.