Tele-robot, the most sophisticated device in terms of hardware and software of the mentioned exhibition, was subsequently also featured in other Dragan's artistic projects. Among them was a particularly important project called Netropolis - Clavis Urbis with which the author took part in the exhibition U3, put on by the Ljubljana Gallery of Modern Art.  As part of this exhibition, the project was given a great deal of attention in the press, also by international critics.  The mentioned robot was also used in Dragan’s project Netropolis – Cyborg’s Eye, and was exhibited at the European Month of Culture in Ljubljana. 

Peter Weibel, Igor Zabel / M´ARS, Year IX, 1997, No.2 

Space is beyond Geopolitics 1 
Parallel institutional Spaces, Virtual and Telematic Spaces 

Our technological civilisation, with is machines and media, has created space that no longer takes account af geopolitical frontiers. Today there are many parallel, 
mutually intertwined spaces The world of electromagnetic waves / radio and television/, the space of printed media, the space of nonmaterial things. These spaces 
substitute for corporeality by means of virtual networks. Real space is becoming unstable. A body is no longer alone in real space. A human acts not only real space 
but also in the parallel spaces of the telematic civilisation. Presence is being joined by telepresence, physical existence by the remote existence of a robot. Real 
spaces are coupled by virtual, electronic, telematic ones. "The museum without walls" /McLuhan/ and "the imaginary museum" /Malraux/ are familiar examples of 
crossing the physical and spatial bordes of museum, made possible-and caused-by reproductive technologies and telematic machines. Artists, however, explore not 
only the limits af physical space, but also the legal, insitutianal and administrative limits of social spaces. The main element of the interactive project by Srečo Dragan, 
entitled Netropolis-Clavis urbis, is a robot telecontrolled via the internet.The robot can be directed via the internet to several locations in Ljubljana, represented in the 
gallery space by anamorfic images; at the same time, it sends a picture of the actual gallery space to the spectator-actor. But when the camera settles on the picture 
of the selected direction, the image on the screen transforms into a virtual, computerised picture of the city. The project thus connects the real gallery space with both 
the real and virtual spaces of the city of Ljubljana and with the dislocated word of computer networks. 


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