Eros And Thanatos

Tisma uses polaroids in very different ways, but the key system of combining them is based on the principle of Hegel's triads. In other words, he juxtaposes two different pictures and it is up to the viewers to draw a conclusion from them. On the one hand, there is life, represented by powerful erotic scenes. On the other, he takes objects from nature, which could be called "found" objects and scenes that represent the other, the Thanatos. In such combinations, Tišma makes us wonder about the objective of art, about the meaning of modern life and, indeed, about what is it that artists should be doing.

Slavko Timotijevic
(TV Novi Sad, "Videopis", June 1992)