David Maljković’s new installation expands on his continuing exploration of memories as futurist propositions, while making reference to disparate film genres such as science fiction and documentary.
Out of Projection was filmed at the carefully guarded test track of the Peugeot headquarters in Sochaux, France. The primary screen shows the protagonists, elderly couples who build ideas for future projects. They are actually retired company workers who act as a medium between past and future, moving slowly around the test track alongside the car prototypes. The second, smaller projection is of close-up interviews with individual workers in silent recollection, eerily blurring the past and the future. The use of Peugeor prototypes as props follows the artist’s use of futuristic automobile prototypes in Croatian Modernist architectural settings, such as in his past video works These Days and Lost Memories from These Days.
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Born 1973 in Rijeka, Croatia, David Maljković studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Maljković has participated in numerous residencies including the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, studio program, Berlin, Kunstzeitraum, artist residency, Munich, International Residence at Recollets, Paris and IASPIS, Stockholm.
Recent solo exhibitions include Secession, Vienna, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Kunstverein Hamburg and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Significant recent group exhibitions include ‘Latifa, Echakhch & David Maljković – Morgenlied’ at Kunsthalle Basel, ‘One Sixth of the Earth: Ecologies of the Image’ at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, ‘Scene, Hold, Balast: David Maljković and Lucy Skaer’ at the Sculpture Center, New York and the 29th Bienal de São Paulo in 2010. In 2009 David Maljković was awarded the ARCO Prize for Young Artists in Madrid, followed by the International Contemporary Art Prize Disputació de Castelló in 2010.