We close our eyes and see a flock of birds, 2013

Ivana Franke
We close our eyes and see a flock of birds, 2013
Wooden construction, polystyrene panel, white LED lights, micro-controller bench
Dimensions variable
Installation view
Photo by Alfredo Rubio


In her installations, Ivana Franke's uses ambiguous visual phenomena and arresting spatial structures to create unexpected connections within the spatio-temporal matrix we inhabit while offering a profound challenge to our habitual perception and understanding of the environment. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines such as neuroscience, mathematics, optics and architecture, Franke redirects photons, confuses the gaze, hosts ghosts, multiplies spaces and makes what is not there appear.

Franke represented Croatia at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004 alongside architects Petar Mišković, Toma Plejić and Lea Pelivan, and again in 2007 at the Venice Biennale, this time with the solo exhibition Latency. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions at institutions including MoMA PS1, New York, USA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, Manifesta 7, Italy, and Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France. The Artist has created a number of public works including Room for Running Ghosts in Rovinj, Croatia in 2011.