Fotograf Magazine


Like to like

Irwin’s project called Like to Like (2003–2004) consists of six largescale color photographs presenting actions and projects in landscape. For anyone familiar with Slovene art after 1945, the images are easily recognizable as projects of the group OHO. 

OHO was the most important Slovene neo-avant-garde group of the 60s and early 70s. The word itself is a combination of oko (eye) and uho (ear) and is, at the same time, an expression of astonishment. Roughly, OHO’s activity could be divided into three main periods. In the first period (1969–1968), it functioned as a multi- and inter-media movement (objects, drawings, film, books, actions, visual poetry, music, etc.) with a broad range of members and collaborators. In the second period, OHO (1969–1970) was organized as an art group, and its activities included contemporary and avant-garde art forms, from arte povera and process art to land art, performance, body art, and conceptual art. In the last period (1970–1971), OHO was transformed into a community and developed a specific type of conceptual art which aimed at establishing a spiritual communication and ties between the members of the group and between the group and the world. In 1971, OHO – on the threshold of international success – decided to abandon art as a separate field and try to find a synthesis of art and life by establishing a community in the village of Šempas. 

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