Light Assemblage

Romina Dušić falls into the category of those artists who aside from her studious and profound knowledge of art theories, continually perseveres to awaken ideology, find traces of visual exploration, enrich various visual actions, and interpret her visual surroundings throughout her work. Over the past few years, she has imposed her illusions and reflections onto various themes. Her creative interests have been very well determined by the use of light impulses.

Romina Dušić does not present structures or states in traditional picture forms, but rather as projections that should be viewed as completely new forms that oppose traditional iconographic structures. Most often this involves classic photography that has taken a turn through various forms of technology, enabled by digitalization, thus providing a different ways of looking at things. The semblance of ambiguity of her work is actually a visual striving to appear and focus. Understanding this is the pathway to interpreting the heart of her work which is composed of a combination of varying levels of image finishing. Digitalization used provides a sense of cultural trace, without being burdened by physical existence. The cultural trace grows modestly, with perseverance. The author uses this style to silhouette her own way of thinking. Her style includes elements of action and the use of physical and transparent projections. The entire system of her work is defined through use of imaginary objects and modified lighting. While viewing video inserts or projections, old city core images are enriched by her spiritual grasp, which gives her work a new sense of connotation and space. It must be pointed out that the author’s tendency to create illusions through the use of light provides her work with a final expression that is drown in historic, spatio-plastic reality.

Focusing on the facade of a projection (or displayed photograph), an optical-artistic effect of its content is achieved, but in a special luminal-kinetic sense (considering that changing elements also cause composition fluctuation). It is necessary to understand that the opus created by Romina Dušić is like an optical experiment whose physiological experience is accented by the emphasis on space. The experience evoked by the presentation of an enflamed candle for example, relies on the flicker effect to provide an introduction to a new perspective and way to experience illusions. The entire content of the presentation by Romina Dušić is set free of light modulations and enables the city’s historical interiors and facades to step into a dynamic and luminous synergy. With that said, the work of this artist may be considered a kind of spatial assemblage of light illusions whose dynamic or suspended effects impose perceptions that demand consideration, while also presenting a sophisticated visual content that will not leave the public feeling indifferent.

Marino Baldini