Kiddo - The Slingshot /
Mulc - frača
Behind the scene of a stop-motion animation
film production (photography and video documentation, lecture)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Project Room SCCA, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
Kolja Saksida has been involved in stop-motion (puppet) animation film for years now, significantly contributing to its development in Slovenia as one of the most penetrating and active creators in the period that highlighted this exciting technique. In the Project Room SCCA, Kolja Saksida will introduce the audience to the backstage work on his latest animated film Kiddo - The Slingshot (the first part of a series of animated films). The film will have the premiere at 12.th Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož in October 2009.
Kolja Saksida will present the background of his stop-motion animation with lecture, photo and video documentation. He will even allow us to get intimately acquainted with his main characters.
Kolja Saksida, Mulc, photo 1.jpg
Kolja Saksida, Mulc, photo 2.jpg
Kolja Saksida, Mulc, photo 3.jpg
Kolja Saksida is a multimedia artist, active mainly in the field of film as a director, animator, actor and producer. His animated films have been shown at festivals and broadcast on television worldwide. Together with Marko A. Kovačič, he directed three animated short films featuring the Plastos Civilization. Up till now his most notable production was an animated series Koyaa that has been shown on the Slovenian national television throughout the 2005 season. This year, a numerous new team realized a short stop-motion animated film entitled Kiddo - The Slingshot. Kolja Saksida participated as an artist in residence at CEC Arts Link (New York), Open Workshop (Denmark), the Berlinale Talent Campus (Germany). He is a co-founder and director of production house ZVVIKS, Institute for film and audiovisual production, based in Ljubljana.
No Nails, No Pedestals is presenting authors, working in the field of contemporary artistic practices (installations, performances, video, interdisciplinary & web projects). The artists can present their works by using different media and program tools for presentation on computer screens, television sets and wall projections. The audience is encouraged to reflect the works and intervene in the discussion and thus add to the interpretational level of artistic practices with their feedback.
SCCA-Ljubljana program is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana.