Suicidal Mr. Bones
or one who loses loss, gains gain
(Krešimir Oremović, for the exhibition catalog 2016.)
The very name of the main character in the photonovel series by Janko Belaj questions the standard dichotomy between animate and inanimate. In “Belaj’s inversion” Suicidal Mr. Bones appears as the personification of the world of quantum physics, being dead and alive at the same time. So, let's lean here on the paraphrase of the emblematic line from the once popular book and TV series for children:
“He's dead, but he's alive. I mean, he's not so dead that he would not be alive, but would like to be dead in order to actually be alive.”…Read more
How to kill lifeless?
(Janko Belaj for first announcements)
I use photography to document diverse scenes to address customer preferences, or to document landscapes in which I find myself, but with a collection titled "Samoubojiti Kosturko" (Suicidal Mr. Bones) I set out to explore the outcome, which I am not trying to define in advance. The original concept of following Mr. Bones as a suicidal character from comic book “Alan Ford”, who is irrevocably lost in the reality that surrounds him, unsuccessfully trying to kill himself, becomes a sort of consideration of the alienation of the individual in general.…Read more