Tilen Sepič : Interview

Tilen Sepič is a multidisciplinary designer, new media artist and promoter of “open source” culture. His experience with light is manifesting in light-design objects, iot design, product photography and sound-light installations. Currently he is developing a practice on research and development of his own products in fields of light design and sound-light installations.

1. Why did you decide to come to Hildesheim and participate in the EVI Lichtungen 2018?

I met Bettina in Portugal at my installation site, she presented me the EVI Lichtungen festival, and we talked that the installation Light Oscillator would fit nicely.

2. What impact has „light“ on your life? When did you notice first it had one?

I started to note it when I was exploring the natural light in photography/videography, and later artificial light in studio photography practices. I also like the medium, because it is not that “formal” in sense of material. It can be bigger than the material itself.

3. What is your definition of „public“? What does it mean for you to work in „public“ and what do you hope to achieve with installing your works in public spaces?

I think about two aspects, when I hear the word “public”. One is that the location is public, so it has its own history, was used publicly before by many human beings, different cultures etc. and it has some architectural, cultural or natural imprint. As an artist I try to work together with the available space, and use its potential, to create another story in the timeline of that space. I try to adapt as possible to the space, as the installation and the space should work together seamlessly.

Other thing is that the “public” exhibits are available to anyone, anyone can enjoy the work, so nobody has the possession over the experience of the work, as I think it should be with most artistic forms, knowledge and so on.

6. Please describe your perfect working atmosphere.

For me the perfect workspace should be quiet calm environment, with all the tools needed in one place, organized efficiently. It is also nice to have enough space for communication, collaboration with others or just for testing the experiments.

7. What is your favorite feedback that you ever got for one of your artworks?

Do not have the favorite one, but I like when the people are honest about what the work did to them or how did they experience it, as anyone could have different interpretation, based on their previous experiences.