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                                                        WHORE

Timeless Ophelia
Cankarjev dom - Small Gallery, Ljubljana
Curator: Vasja Nagy
14 April - 22 May 2016



Stamping the book Whore with the stamp WHORE at the floor of the main cultural center in Ljubljana.

Link on VIDEO

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Red Star Over China, 2015

An art event in Shanghai's Gallery Big Space named after Edgar Snow book form 1937. Red Star Over China is a classic work that remains one of the most important books ever written about the birth of the Communist movement in China. The visitors have been invited to colour the star, but only in red.


Link on video HERE

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And not a Drop of Milk, 2012

Performing AND NOT A DROP OF MILK where I first tore up a book and then gave all the paper in the bottle. The book consist the parts of one image of a broken glass. The whole image is only on the cover. At the end, parts of the whole book are in the milk bottle.

At the Whitechapel Gallery, London on 22 September 2012.



Link on video documentation HERE.


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Exploded,
2012

A book Exploded is re-reding the news when, only a few days in the whole history, the commercial were not blinking around the world news.


Link on video HERE.


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Monument to the Unknown Heroes, 2012

book available here: blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2913785


Link on video HERE.


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No Rhythm (Nine Swimming Pools behind Broken Glass), 2010

I found some photos of bathers in swimming pools in some old Yugoslavian tourist brochures. They were taken at more or less the same time American artist Ed Ruscha took his photographs of swimming pools for his book Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass (1968). The Los Angeles pools were in the yards of luxurious homes, private and empty. The Yugoslavian pools were their exact opposite.


Link on video HERE.

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Whore, 2010

In 1977, Sanja Iveković made a book the Tragedy of a Venus, juxtaposing in it photographs of Marilyn Monroe with her own photos. I have photographed her book, printed it out, and stamped each page with the word whore. I put a photo of myself, also stamped with whore, on the cover. Sanja’s work was about the relationship between fame and everyday life. Today, with reality shows, anyone can have their fiveminutes of fame. Everyday life and fame are intertwined, with money in between.

Stamping the book WHORE at Offprint Paris, 17 November 2012.

Link on video documentation by Andreas Schmidt HERE.

Link on video documentation by Bojan Radović HERE.


Stamping the book WHORE at C/O Berlin Book days, 26 May 2012.

Link on video HERE.


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Hotel Kumrovec, 2007

 In a remote village in Croatian Zagorje, known only as the birthplace of the President for Life of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Marshal Tito, the Political School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia was built, and for the needs of its students, a luxury hotel. The hotel was built in 1974 in a modernist style. The best material and the substantial found for its construction were contributed by work organisations from all over Yugoslavia. Today, the hotel complex is empty, and has no guest, but it still employs a receptionist and maintenance staff, who try to slow down the process of dilapidation.



video, 7 min, 40 sek, 2007


Link on video HERE.

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The Wrong Place, 2006

On the way from Ljubljana to Florence my train stopped at a smaller railway station. The intimate situation was in complete contrast with the background of the railway station's impersonal public space.



video (55sek), 2006

Link on video HERE.

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No Remembrance, No Comradeship (with Dejan Habicht), 2006

In the summer of 2005 we invited a number of friends to join us, each first Sunday in the month, on a bicycle trip along the Trail of Remembrance and Comradeship. Most of them reacted to our invitation, morally supporting the project, but for a variety of reasons no one ever joined us.



DV-Video (5min), 2006

Link on video HERE.


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Avtokino Barje (with Dejan Habicht), 2004

We invited our artist friends whose work deals with mobility and the perception of the city. We watched six videos, and two artists performed a live Internet broadcasting. We drank non-alcoholic drinks and ate salted sticks, pretzels and biscuits. When we got cold, we went home.
With the temporary occupation of the Barje-South motorway stop on the Ljubljana ring road, and by organizing the "Avtokino", we wanted to draw attention to the shifting position of such constructions and related spaces in the city.



DV-Video (4 min), 2004

link on video HERE

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The State of Things
(with Nina Mesko), 2004

The State of Things is a video-dance installation in collaboration with Nina Mesko.The environment of professional morning dance classes at Ljubljana Dance Theatre was the stage for screen which will play a series of video interviews with Slovenian dance producers, choreographers and theoreticians. We discussed the state of contemporaray dance with five involved persons: Ursula Cetinski, Matjaz Faric, Nevenka Koprivsek, Mala Kline and Emil Hrvatin. The goal of the interviews is to try and acquaint the viewer with the position of contemporary dance within contemporary society, the arts, and the production system.

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Ideal Home
(with Dejan Habicht), 2003


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