Awaiting the Future

Screening of a new video program / 24th Anniversary of Metelkova City

Friday, 8 September 2017, 8.30pm
Studio of Andrej Pezelj, Metelkova City

Celebrating the 24th Anniversary of Metelkova City, SCCA-Ljubljana joins the celebration with a selection of works from its DIVA Station archive. Anita Budimir selected seven video works by Zemira Alajbegović / DJ Plasma, Maja Smrekar, Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Zoran Srdić Janežič, Mirko Simič and Jasna Hribernik. The screening will take in the studio of Andrej Pezelj (entrance near Alkatraz Gallery).

Awaiting the Future
Curator: Anita Budimir
Production: SCCA-Ljubljana, 2017
Duration: 41’
Premiere: 24th Anniversary of Metelkova City (Sep 8, 2017)

In an abstract harmony, the selected works make visual and sound video trance experience.
The footages disturbed by graphic signs, animated drawings and computer imagery, are crossing different times and cultures. While achieving audio-visual expressions of unconscious, video works escape everyday reality and are cunningly turning conventions into absurd in motion.

As the Zurich Radical Artists wrote in their manifesto in 1919: “The means that serve abstraction are of synthetic, anorganic and impersonal sort, meaning an operation with formal and sensual essence. The abstract is the primary form of art. Abstractions are the essential human abilities slumbering in everyone. Abstract art means the enormous broadening of the sentiment of freedom of man.”

  • Zemira Alajbegović / DJ Plasma, Vortex, 4’
    TV Slovenia, 2000
  • Maja Smrekar, Repeating Coincidence, 3’42’’
    Maja Smekar, 2009
  • Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Čas? / Time?, , 2’
    TV Slovenia, 1990
  • Zoran Srdić Janežič, Trash Robots, 2’
    Gulag Institute for Contemporary Art and Cultures, 2010
  • Mirko Simić, Out of memory, 5’
    Bris, VPK, V.S. Video / Forum & KUD Naprej Idrija, 1994
  • Mirko Simić, Positive Connection II, 3’28’’
    Bris & V.S. Video / Forum, Ljubljana, 1990
  • Jasna Hribernik, The Body Bow, 18’
    Sfinga, TV Slovenia, 1996

Cover image composed of: Zemira Alajbegović / DJ Plasma: Vortex, 2000, Maja Smrekar: Repeating Coincidence, 2009 in Zoran Srdić Janežič: Trash Robots, 2010.

Anita Budimir (1989, Croatia) is an active member of Klubvizija film laboratory (Zagreb). Analog photographer, video artist and experimental filmmaker. Interested in found footage practice of finding new concepts from old sources, analog and digital glitch processes as well as it’s aesthetic. She has a bachelor’s degree in TV, Film and New Media Design, at the moment collaborating with DIVA Station Archive of video art in Ljubljana.

Videospotting is a series of curated programs of video art in Slovenia produced and presented by SCCA-Ljubljana in solo screenings, exhibitions, lectures, and at international festivals, exhibitions, meetings.



Thanks: Andrej Pezelj