The future
Photography is a medium inherent to which are the characteristics of both absolute objective truth and the subjectivity of the author. The path of the beams of light through the lens and their lasting retention on the emulsion is a fact of objective copying of a part of reality and the truth of it. With the kinds of lenses in the camera and their deployment we can change spatial relations, but we cannot change what we are photographing. This characteristic is the element that gives photography its most important dimension and distinguishes it from other arts. The photographer has before him the reality and the medium he uses. We cannot affect reality, i.e., neither the present nor the past. The present is too short, and the past is behind us. Perhaps we can only affect the future. The future is not and cannot be a symbol or a sign, has only for some at sometime been what for us now is the past, just as our Future will at one time be for some others the past. Abstracting a large part of reality and restricting myself to the Future only as symbol of successful prediction of this time in which we live, I want to show how playing with the future can be dangerous for all those who offer us and plan our Future.
Darko Bavoljak

7 black and white photographs, silver gelatine, 100x150 cm made in a series of 5 pieces, numbered 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5 and 5/5
Property: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, Museum of Fine Arts Osijek, Author

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