No Nails, No Pedestals
Miha Knific: A World Where Anything Is Possible
Exhibition, screening and presentation
Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 7am
Project Room SCCA, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana
The exhibition will be on display until 18 December
Join us in the SCCA Project Room on 9 December for a presentation of films and animations by Miha Knific. Have you ever wondered how a trained sculptor copes with moving images, and how he moves between various production roles from director, screenwriter, and photographer to producer? The artist will put his works on display by means of a screening and an exhibition, and talk about his methods and techniques.
The event is a part of 12th edition of the festival Animateka 2015, taking place in Ljubljana (7-13 December 2015).
Miha Knific, Lisica v lisičjem jeziku (Fox in Fox Language), 2009. Photo: Nejc Saje
Miha Knific, Pikapolonica hoče odrasti (Little Ladybird Wants to Grow Up), 2011
Miha Knific was born in 1976, in Kranj, Slovenia. He graduated in Sculpturing at the Ljubljana Academy for Fine Arts (1995-2000). He postgraduates on the Kungliga Konsthogskolan (Royal college of arts) in Stockholm, Sweden (2005-2006). In 2007 Miha made the move from conceptual artist (more than 20 group exhibitions: Akademie der Kunste Berlin - E.U. positive, Villa Manin, Udine - Instant Europe, Moderna galerija Ljubljana, - 95-05, Biennale of the youth Bucharest; and Mala Galerija Ljubljana; News from Moderna Galerija and over 12 solo shows in galleries over the Europe: Škuc gallery Ljubljana, ON gallery Poznan, Poland, Gallery Platform Vaasa-Finland and Modern Art Oxford, England...) to film director with his debut film Let me sleep (Noc/En Natt) and has been involved in film ever since. Miha has directed a number of short films, directed adverts for major international clients (more than 50 TV commercials in last 6 years, for different international markets (Rusha, Serbia, Poland, Monte Negro, Croatia and Slovenia) for client as T-mobile, Krka, Mobitel, Siol, Wolksvagen, BMW...) and directed multiple music videos (over 30 music videos: The tide, Non, Sausages, Elvis Jackson, Vlado Kreslin, Loney, dear SWE, Bullet for my Valentine UK and Rambo Amadeus MNE).
Knific focuses primarily on human stories and in his movies researches extreme situations and their outcomes, with a particular interest in the concept of freedom that these situations create. He deals with worlds that fatally change an individual, his own relationship towards the world and the world itself.
No Nails, No Pedestals 2015 (Project Room SCCA, Metelkova 6, Ljubljana) 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.
Inivted artists in 2015:
Sanela Jahić (11. 2.–20. 2. 2015), Ana Čigon (27. 10. 2015), Miha Knific (9. 12. 2015)
Photo: Scca-Ljubljana archive
[Published December 4, 2015]