Sara Bezovšek is a visual artist, active in the fields of graphic design, new media, and experimental film. In her work, she researches, stores, and collages the visual references she encounters while browsing online and watching movies and TV series. Through appropriation, she creates new narratives, what kinds of content people consume, what they share on social media, how visual material is broadcast on the internet, and how it changes and affects users in different contexts. In the context of the post-internet paradigm, she thus creates a space where online content and internet references are a consistent and indispensable part of the world we live in.
The artistic practice of visual artist Sara Bezovšek is characterised by the exploration, collection and storage of mostly pop-cultural visual references from various online platforms, films and TV series. Using the cut/copy-and-paste technique, she combines the found digital material into collages and mashup videos, thus creating new narratives through appropriation. In doing so, she is interested in what people view and share on social networks, how visual material travels the internet, how it changes and how it affects users. By using digital images familiar to the global internet user, she wishes to depict how internet phenomena and cliche and iconic pop-cultural references influence our perception. The dense amount of short clips from known series and films, animated GIFs, internet memes, videos and other images from online platforms creates a feeling of layeredness, as the viewer can read a number of parallel associations, linked to recognising individual material, in addition to the basic story.
Sara Bezovšek (1993) holds a master's degree in Visual Communications, majoring in Graphic Design, from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. In 2018, she held a solo exhibition titled (◉_◉) at the Aksioma Project Space in Ljubljana, and received the ALUO Prešeren Award for the ZNAM mobile application. Her work was also featured in the Computering solo exhibition at the Kamera Gallery as part of Kino Šiška’s 10th anniversary in 2019. In 2020 she exhibited an interactive installation titled Dark Mode with Dorijan Šiško at Osmo/za, participated in the Open Studio artist residency at the DobraVaga Gallery and held a solo exhibition titled N̶a̷t̶u̵r̶e̶ ̸a̷n̶d̶ ̵S̴o̴c̸i̵a̴l̸ ̵S̷t̴u̷d̵i̵e̷s̵ at GT22 in Maribor. In 2021 she had a solo exhibition titled Encyclopezine at DobraVaga Gallery and participated in The Internet Yami-Ichi in Ljubljana. -Lara Mejač