RAIN DIARIES1, 2019. Installation, video projection Gallery Modul, Ljubljana Slovenia with Otto Urpelainen


An occult theory purports that the physical rainwater actually contains the experience it evokes. Images portray reversed video projection of the surface of water installation recreating a dialogue of water drop patterns. The video projection accompanies the water machine in a reverse-motion rhythm. Based on incognito performative acts, the artist duo Ana Mrovlje and Otto Urpelainen examine the correspondence and subjectivity of experience. With a focus on nonmaterial and purely subjective perspectives of things, thoughts and emotions they locate causalities and contrasts hidden beyond the surface of mundane. An experience exists as an almost phantomic witness of materiality. The rain dialogues reveal understandings and misunderstandings of their performative actions that were done individually and eventually reported to the other.