ELEVATOR by Lidija Raletic

ELEVATOR by Lidija Raletic

I’m a student at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and this series deals with the space, or non-space, of the elevator and how people interact with it and perceive it.

The elevator itself I found interesting because people usually don’t pay attention to it and the short journey that we go on almost every day. When in motion, its interior can be understood as a kind of non-space or in-between space; the lift is the means through which a certain relation on the vertical axis is traveled, and every moment of that journey represents movement of restricted (non-)space.

A mirror is almost mandatory in every elevator, and this element really caught my attention – by entering the elevator, we are directly welcomed by our own reflection, our being.

The reason why mirrors are placed in lifts is very simple, almost banal and somewhat ironic – to make our time pass more quickly.

Can the space of the lift and the short journey that it provides us be seen as opportunities for a brief introspection? Is man really so self-centered that he cannot help getting bored in a space that does not reflect his character in any way? Or is the mirror just a reminder of the importance of introspection and confronting our inner world? Is an elevator some sort of modern oasis, or even a confessional in which we should listen to ourselves?

Lidija Raletic Elevator Uncertain Magazine

Lidija Raletic Elevator Uncertain Magazine

Lidija Raletic Elevator Uncertain Magazine

Lidija Raletic Elevator Uncertain Magazine

Lidija Raletic Elevator Uncertain Magazine

Lidija Raletic Elevator Uncertain Magazine

Lidija Raletic Elevator Uncertain Magazine

Lidija Raletic Elevator Uncertain Magazine

Lidija Raletic Elevator Uncertain Magazine

Lidija Raletic Elevator Uncertain Magazine

Lidija Raletic Elevator Uncertain Magazine