Awaiting the Future (2017)

Curator: Anita Budimir
SCCA-Ljubljana, 2017
Duration: 41’
Premiere: 24th Anniversary of Metelkova City, Studio of Andrej Pezelj (Sep 8, 2017)

In an abstract harmony, the selected works make visual and sound video trance experience.
The footages disturbed by graphic signs, animated drawings and computer imagery, are crossing different times and cultures. While achieving audio-visual expressions of unconscious, video works escape everyday reality and are cunningly turning conventions into absurd in motion.

As the Zurich Radical Artists wrote in their manifesto in 1919: “The means that serve abstraction are of synthetic, anorganic and impersonal sort, meaning an operation with formal and sensual essence. The abstract is the primary form of art. Abstractions are the essential human abilities slumbering in everyone. Abstract art means the enormous broadening of the sentiment of freedom of man.”

Zemira Alajbegović / DJ Plasma, Vortex, 4′
TV Slovenia, 2000
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Zemira Alajbegović, Vortex

Maja Smrekar, Repeating Coincidence, 3′42″
Maja Smrekar, 2009
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Maja Smrekar, Repeating Coincidence

Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Čas? / Time?, 2′
TV Slovenia, 1990
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Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Čas?

Zoran Srdić Janežič, Trash Robots, 2′
Gulag Institute for Contemporary Art and Cultures, 2010
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Zoran Srdić Janežič, Trash Robots

Mirko Simić, Out of memory, 5′
Bris, VPK, V.S. Video / Forum & KUD Naprej Idrija, 1994
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Mirko Simič, Out of Memory

Mirko Simić, Positive Connection II, 3′28″
Bris & V.S. Video / Forum, Ljubljana, 1990
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Mirko Simič, Positive Connection II

Jasna Hribernik, Lok telesa / The Body Bow, 18′
Sfinga, TV Slovenia, 1996
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Jasna Hribernik, The Body Bow