Dora Budor’s work exists as a homeorhetic system that records sound frequencies from a renovation process nearby, and transmits them to a series of environmental dust chambers. These frequencies act as a live score for the creation of ‘unstable images’; activating the air flows inside the chambers, diverse particules, dusts and pigments are continuously lifted and circulated in the air. Their movements and hues are reanimated from the polluted atmospheres of J.M.W. Turner’s paintings, which are said to be the first time that the visible changes in the Earth’s atmosphere, due to industrial pollution and volcanic dust, were portrayed in culture.

Dora Budor (b. 1984, Zagreb, Croatia) lives and works in New York. Using installation and sculpture, Budor’s work inhabits cinematic ecosystems and protean architectural environments. Her works are constructed as complex systems, in which each element exists in interdependency with the other. Selected solo exhibitions include I am Gong, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2019); Benedick, or Else, 80WSE, New York (2018) and Spring, Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York (2015). Her work has been part of Baltic Triennial 13, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2018); Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016); and Inhuman, Fridericianum, Kassel (2015).

EXHIBITED WORKS

Origin III (Snow Storm), 2019
Custom environmental chamber (reactive electronic system, compressor, valves, 3D printed elements, aluminium, acrylic, LED light, glass, wood, paint), organic and synthetic pigments, diatomaceous earth, FX dust, felt
Dimension of chamber: 152 × 160 × 86 cm
Dimension of felt: variable

Origin II (Burning of the Houses), 2019
Custom environmental chamber (reactive electronic system, compressor, valves, 3D printed elements, aluminium, acrylic, LED light, glass, wood, paint), organic and synthetic pigments, diatomaceous earth, FX dust, felt
Dimension of chamber: 152 × 160 × 86 cm
Dimension of felt: variable

Origin I (A Stag Drinking), 2019
Custom environmental chamber (reactive electronic system, compressor, valves, 3D printed elements, aluminium, acrylic, LED light, glass, wood, paint), organic and synthetic pigments, diatomaceous earth, FX dust, felt
Dimension of chamber: 152 × 160 × 86 cm
Dimension of felt: variable

Courtesy the artist and Kunsthalle Basel.
Co-produced by the 16th Istanbul Biennial and MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain.

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