Žarko Bašeski’s work Asphyxia, displayed at the DDT Culture House in Trbovlje, is an intermedia art work created in 2017. His latest, most topical, and most complex sculpture incorporates new media, which broaden the dimensions of artistic perception. The most recent work by this internationally acclaimed, exceptional and unique Macedonian sculptor, is a powerful symbol of modern man’s existential condition in the world.
It can be seen as a desperate cry of mankind, dying in a suicidal agony. A terror-stricken, suffocating face fights for breath inside a transparent plastic bag, while images of beautiful and pleasant memories of his life run inside his mind (video projection).
Following the international premiere of this work in Maribor, Asphyxia is now moving to other venues and locations. At the same time, the display of Bašeski’s sculpture in Trbovlje is another important indicator of the active collaboration between KIBLA and DDT Culture House / TNM in the framework of McRU, the Network of Slovenian Arts Research Centers.