Imagery of music video created by Andrej Kolencik in the context of the residential project was directly inspired by a Slovenian mythological creature – kurent and as the author notes, “the beautiful Slovenian landscape”. Video is presenting it as central, vertical landscapes represented with schematic portraits of trees, conical bushes, electric power lines, and in the second part of the video animation with a suggestive mountain - some sort of transmission – receiving central pyramid composition with enigmatical luminous activity and with the power of transforming main actors in the video – kurents. They are, coming from everywhere, gathering on the top of the transformative lighthouse. Author’s metamorphosis of these creatures is through drawn animated depiction based on sampling procedures with a black line and the construction of the flat ambient. In the author’s interpretation kurent loses the key attribute, which is sonority produced by heavy metal bells attached to the waist. He is wearing the reindeer antlers that by sudden growth and stretching announce radical transformation. Artist’s character of Kurent is associatively open. The procedure of the artwork evokes one more in the series of references which is also important cultural heritage in the Slovenian area. Emphasized pattern of lines reassembles to bobbin lace patterns, filigree weaving of thin threads. The mask of this, by local folk tradition scary creature, with passionate, arbitrary, frightening look is softened, wrapped in the orderliness of pattern repetition.
Text: Petra Kapš