Cameras rolling – all set up for filming… a documentary on Volpower project with APIS Institute that started in Bolzano, Italy. 6 more countries to go.
The project and thus the documentary explore the power culture and sports have in bridging individuals from different cultures.
A big thank you to Eleonora from Institute for Minority Rights – Eurac Research for the bellow image.
The art book Trubarjeva, Expressions of A Street in Transition, offers an intimate and anecdotal look at Trubarjeva street and the special life that has grown out of it over the decades, even centuries. The authors explore this unique street in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana through different artistic approaches and practices – through writing, photography, architectural sketches, collage and graphic design. An array of people’s stories as well as other verbal and visual testimonials are all interwoven to create this thoughtful and compelling – and visually flamboyant – publication.
Title: Trubarjeva, Expressions of a Street in Transition
©2019 APIS Institute and all authors
Texts: Jeff Bickert
Archi-sketches: Blaž Budja
Concept and portrait photography: Manca Juvan
Graphic Collages & Design: Sava Kosmač
Proofreading (SLO): Diana Pungeršič
Translations (SLO): Manca Juvan
Producer of Samosvoja Trubarjeva project: Romana Zajec
Media about TRUBARJEVA book:
ORDER YOUR COPY ON: http://trubarjeva.si/home/
In 2019 I have participated as a mentor of the photographic module and as part of the Institute APIS team in the MULTIVIZIJA Project: multimedia, theatre and dance training for Vulnerable groups, that is carried out by the APIS Institute and a partner consortium.
The primary objective of the project is to train members of vulnerable social groups ( (over 50) – especially people with mobility disabilities, refugees and immigrants, in the fields of photography, video, sound, dance and theatrical play, with an emphasis on the Theater of the Oppressed. The starting point of the project encourages “artistic expressions” that thematise patterns of stigmatisation due to differentness and related victimisation as a form of exploring different options, how to use the art form as a tool of empowerment, a tool for acquiring new knowledge for higher employability, a tool for mobilising, motivating and promoting the proactive action of vulnerable groups.
You can read more about the performance and its additional program HERE.
Algiers – Amman – Beirut – Limassol – Ljubljana – Marseille – Napoli – Palermo
1 DAY | 1 SEA | 8 CITIES | 272 PHOTOGRAPHERS
I have curated the exhibition One day in the Mediterranean, which has had another opening, this time in Cyprus. The exhibition presenting results of a collective photo action FRAME Photo Marathon was prepared in cooperation with APIS Institute, the Embassy of RS Athens, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, and FRAME from Beirut. It accompanied the working visit of the Slovenian and Cypriot Foreign Affairs ministers, which aimed to deepen the interrelations between the two countries. On view in Limassol up to 17. november 2019.
*Thank you Syntonistiko Symvoulio Politistikon Foreon Lemesou for cooperation and for the exhibition images
Hosted as part of the Rijeka 2020, European Capital of Culture programme, the photographic-documentary exhibition Last Witnesses contributes to the preservation of the historical memory of internment in Italian fascist camps for the sixth consecutive year. The guests at the opening will be last living witnesses of the internment in years 1942 and 1943.
The Croatian exhibition opening is announced on September 14, 2019 at the Principij Gallery in Rijeka. The focus of the exhibition is on the survivors, their relatives and friends from Slovenia and the purpose is to try and breake through a politically induced historic amnesia.
You can view the project, which was also published in a book form in 2016, through its web site: www.guardiansofthespoon.com
My short film ALI that was produced by APIS Institute and was made as part of educational materials on migration issues for high school students, was screened at 8. International documentary film festival DOKUDOC in Maribor, Slovenia. A short conversation about the film, its making and purpose followed the screening.
Thanks to Ali, for opening and sharing his personal story; thanks to the producer and editor Romana Zajec, narrator and color grader Igor Velše, and audio post-producer Ali R. Taha.
If you haven’t seen it yet, click HERE to watch the film.
Excited to invite you to this year of International documentary film festival DOKUDOC, where my short film ALI (made in production with APIS Institute ) will be shown. Join us for the screening and talk on Friday, September 6 at 8pm, in Sodni stolp Maribor, Slovenia.
Renowned and award-winning Slovenian architect Blaž Budja, graphic designer Sava Kosmač, writer Jeff Bickert and I have joined a collaborative process, interviewing creative mediums to document the life of a unique street of Ljubljana where local initiatives, family businesses, world cuisine, artistic, activistic initiatives, and multicultural social businesses coexist in a vibrant equilibrium with graffiti, various street art approaches, and lively squat area.
Out purpose is to emphasize what is special, perhaps unique, and in the light of the current refurbishment, is worthwhile to “handle with care”.
The project, co-financed by the City of Ljubljana, will come to fruition at the end of 2019 in the form of a printed publication – an art book, spatial interventions on Trubarjeva Street and a website.