The Lost Horizon: Programme II

Screening of Marko A. Kovačič’s film/video opus from 1983–2021
Screenings, exhibition and talks

Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 8 pm
Slovenian Cinematheque, Miklošičeva cesta 28, Ljubljana


An overview of the author’s video works, from the legendary multimedia project Casus Belli to the first births of performative detective characters immersed in models, installations and images of the Disney-noir macro video world. In this world, the author also places the politically engaged grotesque No More Heroes Any More, and in the end he allows us to return to the everyday social realism of workers’ utopias and dystopias.

After the screening, Peter Cerovšek and Igor Prassel will talk to the artist.

Casus Belli
Marko A. Kovačič, Slovenia (Yugoslavia), 1983, digital format (shot on VHS), colour, 17′
Song of Flesh and Image Was Made Body
Marko A. Kovačič, Slovenia (Yugoslavia), 1985, digital format (shot on VHS and U-matic), colour, 16′
Mirror Knows the Secret
Marko A. Kovačič, Slovenia (Yugoslavia), 1987, digital format (shot on U-matic), bw, 2’30”
American Dream
Marko A. Kovačič, Slovenia (Yugoslavia), 1986, digital format (shot on U-matic), colour, 6’45”
No More Heroes Any More
Marko A. Kovačič, Slovenia, 1992, digital format (shot on Beta SP), colour, 18’15”
The Four Horsemen
Marko A. Kovačič, Slovenia, 1993, digital format (shot on Video8), colour, 4′
I’ve Seen That… Like It Is
Marko A. Kovačič (music video of 2227), Slovenia, 1993, digital format (shot on Beta SP; Digital D3 mastering), colour, 6’20”
Long live May 1st – Labor Day
Marko A. Kovačič, Slovenia, 2000, digital format (shot on mini DV), colour, 1’20”
The Post at the Red Star
Marko A. Kovačič, Slovenia, 2021, digital format, colour, 2’40”


Programme at the Slovenian Cinematheque (December 2022 – March 2023)
6 December 2022 / 24 January / 28 February / 23 March 2023
The programme prepared by: SCCA-Ljubljana and Slovenian Cinematheque
Curators: Barbara Borčić, Peter Cerovšek

The programme of Marko A. Kovačič‘s artistic opus with screenings, an exhibition and accompanying programme is being prepared in cooperation with the Slovenian Cinematheque. We keep his works in the archive of DIVA Station and have been systematically researching them recently, as the artist is one of the important representatives of film and video creativity in Slovenia. From now on, Kovačič’s film and video opus will also be stored in the archives of the Slovenian Cinematheque.

For the first time, Marko A. Kovačič’s works will be comprehensively put on display and for consideration by experts and the general public, as well as the younger generation, who may not yet be familiar with them. Short films and video works are rarely shown here in cinemas or on television, more or less they can only be seen at festivals (e.g. FeKK short film festival and V-F-X Ljubljana festival of experimental audiovisual practices). The program, which will also be partially accessible on the Slovenian Film Database (BSF) online, will take us through Kovačić’s forty-year opus with screenings once a month from December 2022 to March 2023, which includes narrative, performative, experimental and documentary works, from the early analog on magnetic tape (VHS, U-matic, Beta) to later digital formats.


Coproduction:  SCCA-Ljubljana/DIVA Station and Slovenian Cinematheque
Partners: RTV SlovenijaBaza slovenskih filmov (BSF)
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture