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No Nails, No PedestalsDušan Kastelic: Chicory 'n' Coffe
Behind the scene of an animation film production
(documentation, presentation, discussion)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at 6 pm
SCCA Project Room, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana

Dušan Kastelic, Chicory 'n' CoffeIn the framework of the No Nails, No Pedestals series, every year one interdisciplinary event is focused on animation production. Last year, we hosted Kolja Saksida, this year we are happy to be able to invite Dušan Kastelic, illustrator, animator and 3D designer.

The screening will be followed by presentation and discussion which we are eager to experience. In the Project Room SCCA, Dušan Kastelic will introduce the audience to the backstage work on his animated film Chicory 'n' Coffe (2008) and its virtual scenery. We will discuss the possibilities of modeling 3D figures and whether 3D software programs are able to create objects in a similar way as the sculptors model their sculptures.


Dušan Kastelic, Chicory 'n' Coffee

Director’s statement
"In this crazy world, every couple of years, a creative person should take a break from his everyday job and make a project for "his soul". For me "Chicory 'n' Coffee" suppose to be such a break and a beautiful project for the soul. At least that was a basic idea... But all of the sudden everything went wrong and after working on a project for almost three years, I'm even bigger nervous wreck than I was before. And I have a lot less hair. But despite all - animation turned out pretty well!"

Dušan Kastelic, Chicory 'n' Coffee

About film
"A story about a small deception – the wife has been making Chicory for her ruffian husband instead of real Coffee for all their lives. He has never caught on to the deception. For him the slush tasted better than the best coffee.

A story about how we're unable to tell people we're close to how much we love them- until it's too late..."

Dušan Kastelic, Chicory 'n' Coffee

Script, director, modeler & animator: Dušan Kastelic
Lyrics, music & performing: Iztok Mlakar
Crew: Uroš Hohkraut (modeling), Mateja Starič (sound), Cory Collins, Ken Heslip (animation)
Technical information (video): animation technique: 3D computer animation; duration: 7'58'' (25 fps); format: Betacam SP, PAL, DVD PAL, region 0, 16:9; sound: Dolby Stereo
Production: Bugbrain, Institut fot animation, 2008

Dušan Kastelic, Chicory 'n' Coffee

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Dušan KastelicDušan Kastelicwas born in a small mining town in the middle of Slovenia. As a sickly child he was unable to carry on the family tradition and get a decent job as a miner. So he became an animator.



  • "Perk", an animated music-video, 2002 (Director, Executive Producer, AnimatorI
  • "Not suitable for kids under age of 15!", series of short TV commercials, 2003 (Director, Producer, Animator)
  • "Animated autobiography of animator", short animated film, 2004 (Director, Producer, Animator)
  • "The Sad Stories", series of short animations, 2007 (Director, Producer)
  • "Chicory 'n' Coffee", a short animated film, 2008 (Director, Producer, Animator)
  • "Happy", series of short animations for kids, 2009 (Executive Producer)

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.

[Published December 9, 2010]



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