Damir Nikšić “What am I doing here?”

Academy of Fine Arts   (Sarajevo)
August 22 – September 20, 1998


The question “What am I doing here?” appears on the wall when activated by a photo-cell. Perception of the outside world has its reflection in consciousness, and that is a meaning or sense. Perception of the inner state has its reflection in consciousness and that is thought. The installation represents the perception  of the inner state, which is reflected in a closed space through a visual expression of thoughts, and that is the written word. Meaning is the moment when an accidental passerby realizes that he/ she has to come to a dead end and asks him/ herself a question “What am I doing here?” Through a visual expression and its perception this question links two inner “moments”. (Damir Nikšić)