In the mini-series of works under the title of Universal Objects: Observers, avatars are observing iterations of themselves displayed in a gallery environment. The avatars are symptomatic, actual, real, present, but also absent in their ethereal being.
With her works, Tatjana Tanja Vujinovic Kušej explores the culture of playfulness, the poetry of noise and anthropomorphization, using software applications, custom electronics and objects. In her works, noise appears as an agent of serendipity, enabling new discoveries. Her works are also inspired by the relationship between noise and signal as described in information theory.Since 1997, her audio-visual works, digital prints and installations have been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, such as the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf, the Museum of Contemporary Art - Denver, Kunsthaus Meran, the Medienturm International Forum in Graz, the Cornerhouse Gallery in Manchester, the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, MMC Kibla Maribor and Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana. Her works have been presented at festivals, such as ISEA2009, The 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Ars Electronica Linz, Kinetica Art Fair in London, the Spor Festival in Arhus, the Zeppelin Sound Art Festival in Barcelona, FILE - Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo and FILE RIO in Rio de Janeiro, among others. She has presented her internet-based works as part of the Ctheory Multimedia's NetNoise, the Web Biennial Istanbul, Helium by Ballongmagasinet and NIFCA, and Sinnlos WebArt.— www.ultramono.org