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What is the common feature of our early robust video products, the austere So Young and the indulgent The Triumph of Will, the wild wastelands of Intolerance and The Old and the New, or the short stories of Autobus and The Sand Collectors? Video combines several layers of images and sounds - layers that can create profound emotional spaces on the glistening surface of the screen. Although the images move and we can hear them, video takes much more from comics than it does from film. It was comics that encouraged sequencing and the combination and movement of images, sounds and stories.
Alajbegović, born on 9 January 1958 in Pula.
Neven Korda, born on 9 July 1956 on the island of Rab. Studied sociology on the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana.
members of the FV 112/15 theatre group
VIDEOGRAPHY: Art video
Carefully selected shots of the porno universe: the ceaseless repetition of fragments of a sexual act creates the atmosphere of industrial work. Images, deprived of all artistic remainder, are a metaphor of the society which consumes and condemns these images at the same time.
A collage of representations of socialistic victories and funerals, melodramatical films and family TV shows, accompanied with singing of a popular Yugoslav singer, Tereza Kesovija. The society which was ruled by senior men and socialistic populism; the public and the private intertwine, both joined in a boring and fusty rhythm of time which is dying out.
SEN / YUGOSLAV DREAM
The story of a youngster, diligent and committed to Tito: the shots of glorious Tito's appearances in front of masses are accompanied by his speech about the brave new world of socialism, read by an enraptured young voice, which is being interrupted by a nostalgic melody from the sixties, the golden era of socialism. Do these video images point to a parody, or do they merely wish to provoke the nostalgic sentiment of the romantic myths of childhood?
which has been gradually becoming a prevailing force.
a novel by Lela B. Njatin, an extremely fragmented piece of narrative.
The film retains all characteristics of the original text, introducing
the fragmentariness both in the video image and music score. The heroine
experiences only fragments of events, she gets involved in meetings which
start but never end, she has wishes which are outlined, but never consumed.
In the video film, all these fleeting and intolerable moments, transvestism
and changes of identities are indicated with layering of visual levels
and mixing of different
TV Slovenija, Ljubljana 1993, 11'
The dance performance by a man and a woman presents a story of timeless attraction and rejection. Despite of our desire for closeness, the curse of the greatest love for ourselves is omnipresent; sometimes the dancers come together, and then again they challenge and fight with each other yet they never get together. The theme of the stage choreography is partly transferred onto the street.
PESKA / THE SAND COLLECTORS
A story of an art collector as remembered by herself in her old age, and as narrated by her friend, a psychoanalyst. Here also, the rich and multi-layered image presents the story of the individual, combining it with different theoretical reflections on the place of art and artist's mission. Words on art in different languages create the ambience of the lively avant-garde spirit of the first half of this century.
NOVO / THE OLD AND THE NEW
The Old and the New reconstructs the lively bustle of the 'Ljubljana subculture scene' in the eighties, and it was made by two insiders. With minute and swift editing of the picture and sound, the makers have succeeded in compiling a number of documents and video shots - made between 1982 and 1988 - into an hour long narrative. The video combines the emotions and personal views with the socially-critical subculture and the wider historical context of the Yugoslav socialist system. It was inspired by Eisenstein - the title is from one of his films - and the Russian avant-garde movement. The Old and the New features theatre performaces and concerts by punk bands (Otroci Socializma, O!Kult and others), shot in the underground club, and multi-media performances by the electro-rock group Borghesia; clips from porno films alternate with images of aged socialist leaders and political rituals; we witness the start of the first gay and women's club as well as the discussions of philosophers, such as Slavoj Žižek, on the relationship between punk and rulling class. The subculture insipred and heralded the changes in the socialist regime during the 80s; The Old and the New revisits this 'heroic' time. It preserves the marginal and peripheral part of its official history, and documents the history of those who were left out.
Pjer 46 /
/ Image 1-5
družinskega albuma / Pictures From the Family Album
/ So Young
družinskega albuma 2 / Pictures from the Family Album No. 2
hard-core scena / The Ljubljana
časa / In Search of the Lost
America (NEO VIDEO)
ŠKUC - R.O.P.O.T.
/ The Triumph of Will
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