|Nikola Uzunovski. Photo courtesy of the|
SP: Given that you are interested in Art & science, but chose to go with art, does your interest in science surface in your creative work now, and how you see the world?
Those are quite different concepts. This difference in the definition of one same notion, made me question the process of creation of a culture, and how is reality defined in different cultures.
NU: The medium is not a priority, the message is. But, sometimes the medium is a part of the message... If you choose one medium over another you stress its importance anyway...
What I’m trying to do is to show people that what they do in their life time is an artwork, to give more value to their actions and stress their creativity, But if the art work is what They do, then they are the observer, the medium and the artist.
SP: After reading your interview in whitehot magazine, it seems your work now is more scientific, somewhat removed from traditional art, do you think the science aspect is taking hold?
NU: The My Sunshine Project one scientific side and one artistic side. The scientific side is that there is a search into how to produce a flying object capable of reflecting sunlight, to a given position, and appear to the viewer as a copy of the sun. Practically Its something between a Zeppelin and a satellite. The research, design and the production process is the same as in any similar design project.
The artistic side that it tries to set an example, which can involve and inspire as much people as possible to realize such a dream, or what ever idea they can imagine.
SP: Your project, "My Sunshine" at the national pavilion in Venice, how did that go?
NU: Presenting the project at the Venice Biennale was both a wonderful and terrible experience...
It is a very good opportunity to show your work to a very large crowd and public. Receive lot of feedback, and understand more carefully how the public perceives a work of art. But in my case it had quite few difficulties, cuts of budget, difficulties in communication with the people involved in the production...
Like in every ambitious project there are lots of risks that have to be taken into account.
SP: What's next for you Nikola, as far as art. Any projects in the works?
NU: At the moment I’m still working on the Sunshine project, and one more larger project which is a research of the content of the letters sent to Santa Claus, The project is to reconstruct Santas office, in which there are tables with letters of children from different countries. but there is a research book with info-graphics that show you that the wishes were created by the system in which the kids live in, and how the system creates you as a person...
SP: That sounds amazing, really thought provoking. Santa claus, research book, info-graphics. I can't wait to see it my friend. Thanks for taking the time Nikola, I know your very busy. Cheers! If you would like to know more go to:www.my-sunshine.eu "Art is the reason, art is the way". Interview by K.K.W