Drawings, animations and other abominations.
My name is Katarina Stanojlović, I am 20 years old and I am currently in the first year at the Faculty of Media and Communications, in the Digital Arts department. I like to play with illustration, animation and a bit with film. My first serious encounter with design and creative work was at Petnica Science Center, at a design seminar, in which I participated throughout high school. With a group from Petnica, I had a chance to exhibit our group projects at Skopje Design week. In the beginning of 2019. I discovered I had leukemia, so I spent the next year mostly in hospital, but I also had a lot of amazing opportunities during that time. My stop-motion animation „Pimples and other ugly things“ was exhibited at dev9t festival, I participated at Kulturforum exhibition, Ilustrofest and PDP conference. Now I am alive, well and studying, and I recently had a chance to solo exhibit at Ulična galerija.
The video was created in response to a faculty assignment for the subject Introduction to Digital Art. The artist’s idea was to use drawings that she mostly did automatically listening to lectures or as a kind of meditation, and turn them into a breathing exercise video. The drawings change quickly at first and then gradually slow down with the music so that every spreading and shrinking of the pattern represents inhaling and exhaling.
A language that is closely related to the digital language and all its dialects.
Trial & error.
The main challenge for me is to be satisfied, and then the people around me.
For me, it is a process of transforming feelings, experiences or ideas into work in any medium.
Sometimes, with music.
Solve a problem in a new way.
Not really. Maybe I’ll make and decorate cakes, and maybe not.
Petnica (Research Station)
Lively and colorful.
I think it empowers me.