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developed my creative idiom through learning and understanding of the
techniques of television production during the second half of the seventies.
I am a painter, and at that time I was interested in whether I could paint
in the spirit of the time. As I was interested in the creative process
rather than the product itself, I exchanged the ultimate substantial painting
for a live electromagnetic image on the screen. In the simultaneity of
the electronic intervention and the triggered effect on the screen I tried
to reach a technological illusion enabled by the sophisticated television
equipment. I discovered parallel time passing through the space of the
video screen, and felt the irresistible urge to express myself through
moving images, sounds, texts, and stories.
Born on 11 May 1954 in Ljubljana. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana (1976), where he also completed postgraduate studies in video and television (1979). In 1991 he graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles (film directing and video). Between 1980 and 1987 he was the director of several music and art programmes for TV Slovenia introducing experiments in video technology. He was the initiator and organiser of the Ljubljana video festival, International Biennial Video C.D. (1983-1987), and of the study of video and television at the Department of Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana at the time of its establishing. He has been engaged in directing and producing videotapes, installations and visual arts programmes for television. He lives and works in Ljubljana and US.
VIDEOGRAPHY: Art video
/ VIDEO GRAPHICS
attempts at computer animation by means of the interaction of the camera
and the monitor. The graphic sign is constantly moving, the effects are
changing with the interventions of the hand in front of the monitor.
With the layering of picture (double exposure, flowing changes of images, frosen image, solarisation) and sound, the artists and the objects in the television studio merged into electronic sensations - an infinite series of over-illuminated, perforated and broken images. The video was made on the basis of the multimedia project (screening and installation) of the same title, and it was presented as 'the deconstruction of screening' in the framework of experimental programme on television (RTV Ljubljana).
The video represents formal research into the space of the television screen. The artist walks along the lower edge of the screen. When he reaches the side edge, he begins to walk upwards, defying the rules of gravity. In the upper edge, the motion of turning onto the new edge is repeated. Rather than maintaining an upright position, the actor stands on his hands, and then shoves himself off the screen. The intense physical effort is evident in his body.
This video shows a friendly talk with the painter and philosopher Andraž Šalamun. It alters the succession of events, thus manipulating the text and creating a complex narrative without logic and continuity. The flow of impulses and associations is reminiscent of the performance and automatic action-writing of poetry.
The video is a reflection of the chain letters; it is filled with narratives about human destiny and mysterious events that took place in 1955.
/ SPACE 2
A contribution to Avtovizija (Autovision), an edition of the Integrali (Integrals) series.
TRIGLAVOM / BAPTIZED UNDER MOUNT TRIGLAV
This is an art video documentation of the production by the Sisters of Scipion Nasice theatre group. The reading of the first letter by the Sisters of Scipion Nasice, which is based on the ideas of the philosopher S. Bakhantoi, continues into the theatre spectacle. The spectacle does not rely on a dramatic text, but expresses itself primarily through the language of fine art attractions.
VIDEO 8 SKETCH
TAPE NO. 1
A video sketch of the performer Dee McMillan and her project Log on. The video touches poetically on the undeniable human freedom of creation. An insignificant sound from the background triggers a flow of associations and changes the course of editing. Despite its customary appearance, the electricity cable represents the umbilical cord and the measure of the duration of the video.
VIDEO 8 SKETCH TAPE NO. 3
U-matic, CalArts, Los Angeles 1988, 1' 22''
The mechanical measurement of time presented by a non-functioning clock is the background for the circling of the camera, and thus for the measuring of time. Noises of hammering and of editing procedures are heard in the background. The circling of the camera rhythmically cuts the frozen image. The suspense is growing and the image changes into a female body with the sounds from the background. A movement of the prone body, like the stretching of a ballerina's legs, gives the impression of lightness, which is emphasised by the upside-down shot and the rhythm of the camera, and accompanied by the heavy sound of an iron drawer closing.
DID YOU SAY
of the shooting of a video film by George Kuchar: sequences of incidental
shots from the backstage, edited directly in the camera.
When he returns to his homeland and wishes to carry out his project, a theatre director faces a number of problems. The difficulties manifest themselves as a nightmare.
The video was the basis of the installation and the television drama of the same title.
PATH OF CRAZY
A short dramatic story in the form of an interview by the musician Jim Rohing with the sculptor Eric Orr about his life and work in the sixties and seventies. The interviewer bombards his subject with questions, almost simulating a police investigation. The artist defends his positions and concepts. At another level, the story narrates the imaginative disappearance of Johnny. Citations from Orr's book are inscribed simultaneously onto the screen, presenting to the viewer the double dynamics of the spoken and the written word.
/ New Music
at Museum of Modern Art Paris
Stražišča / Andrej from Stražišče
zowie Zaoon in the Color Chase
Personal projects and installations
County Museum of Art
Blows Against the Empire: Video Art in Yugoslavia, cat. of the presentation in the American Film Institute, Los Angeles 1987
Group Exhibitions and festivals