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Video installation Against the Sun reinterprets the meaning of sunset. The images originate from the Los Angeles beaches of Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu, Manhattan Beach and Marina Del Rey. Everything was shot “against the sun,” which created dark, often scary silhouettes, shadows and abstract images. They change the stereotype of a sentimental sunset into an ominous sight. The space, that is usually associated with glamour, entertainment and fun, and is dictating the trends of the Western world, is shown without the usual polish. The factory of dreams is dreaming its nightmare.

Nataša Prosenc Stearns is a Slovenian video artist and filmmaker based in Venice, California. After finishing her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, she traveled to Los Angeles on a Fulbright Grant for her MFA at California Institute for the Arts. She represented Slovenia at the 48th Venice Biennale and showed her work at ARCO Madrid, at The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, in Doulon Museum of Art in Shanghai,

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www.natasaprosenc.com

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Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA –

Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to advancing the research, production and presentation of transitory, experimental, and live art forms.

MoTA is a museum without a permanent collection or a fixed space. Instead, its programs are realised in different locations and contexts in temporary physical and virtual spaces.

MoTA organizes and supports transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. As its name indicates, MoTA examines what a museum can be today and in the future.

MoTA is in constant search for the new, the uncertain, and the undefined.

MoTA works on several continuous programmes & projects. We run MoTA Point – a Space for Art & Ideas, we curate and produce the annual SONICA Festival, in addition to regular music programmes such as SONICA Series and SONICA Classics.

Within the years of running our residency programme we’ve established T.R.I.B.E. – a network of residency spaces in the Balkans & Eastern Europe.

We’ve also initiated the research and archive platforms ArtistTalk.eu and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.