earliest alternative works could without any doubt be classified as conceptual
art works. For instance, 'Self-portrait' from 1973, in which he took photos
of his painted self-portrait in different urban environments in order
to explore the impact of context on the final outcome of an artistic work.
From the same year, and with a similar intention, there is also a work
'My space' that repeats the same approach but in an outdoor (countryside)
environment. Here the landscape circle around self-portrait making the
subject the 'centre of the world'. The rest of the works could be linked
back to visual poetry using the collage technique, early explorations
of mail art and rubberstamps as well as 'One second of my presence' (1979),
a verbal-vocal and visual piece in which Tisma communicates with the recipient
via technical aids - eg tapes from a tape-recorder and postal stamps as
symbols of social alienation.
(Andrej Tisma, "Communication : Art", Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, 2013)