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Event Horizon
28.75" x 30.75"
Mixed media
2009

Event Horizon is one of two works Cvijanovic created in response to the structure in the exhibition Low Country Babylon that he and his students produced at SCAD for an intensive painting course themed “Painting a Memory Palace.” The project was designed to evoke the ideas of individuals speaking their own language to create a collective story—a story of Savannah, Georgia—inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s The Tower of Babel (1563). Rooted in the structure of Russian Constructivist art and architecture and a dash of outsider art aesthetic, Low Country Babylon honored the tradition of painting. Each artist created one or more paintings, which hung on the surface of a winding wood tower structure. The square and rectangular panels in this piece converge at a point in the lower left-hand quadrant that resembles a vortex. In direct response to Low Country Babylon, Event Horizon shows an interpretation of the interior view of the original structure in the accompanying work, Globe.