co-authored with Hristina Ivanoska

Contemporary Art Center Skopje 2003

A project consists of drawings, photographs, an architectural model, video and sound recordings filtered through a variety of references: primary school textbooks (Nature and Social Studies), classic 70s earthworks (Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and Walter De Maria’s New York Earth Room), music by early Belle & Sebastian, and an advertisement from Purple Magazine from the Summer of 1999. These encounters explore the way in which memory is inscribed in the experience of identity.

Following a now-classic strategy of recording a particular process through all of its consequences, Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski assigned themselves the task of traveling on a route conforming to the shape of a spiral through their native Macedonia. Nature and Social Studies: Spiral Trip, the multilayered work generated by this charge, first conceived in 2000, continued to unfold until 2003. Starting from Izvor, the geographic midpoint of the country, and proceeding to Skopje, its cultural and political hub, Ivanoska and Calovski proposed to make this journey in seven consecutive days, employing any means necessary. Harnessing the forward drive stored in this elemental form to animate their journey through a territory, tempered at the time by political and social flux, the team performed the spiral as a physical drawing. Humble in its material essence, it is monumental in its scope.

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About YC

Yane Calovski studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, (1992-1996) and Bennington College (1997), and has participated in the post-graduate studio programs at both the CCA Kitakyushu (1999-2000), and the Jan van Eyck Academy (2002-2004)...Read more

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