Ana ČigonViews: 20
Ana Čigon
Name: Čigon, Ana
No. of works: 20
Countries: Slovenia
Born: 1982
 
Biography
Ana Čigon (1982) received a B.A. in Painting and a Master’s Degree in Video at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design. She received a M.A. also in Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design Linz (Kunstuniversität Linz). She is active in video, film and performance. Her documentary films mostly address feminist and social issues. Beside the production of documentary films, she is active also in performance and art video, either in frame of theatre or contemporary visual arts. She has presented her works in solo and group exhibitions in Slovenia and internationally and received awards and nominations for her video works.
Apart from exploring the characteristics of individual media and the possibilities of their integration, Čigon discusses also the position of contemporary art and its presentation. She tackles feminist topics, especially the issue of under-representation of female artists and female historic figures in general. Her interest in social issues and the role of women in the society has produced a number of works that question the patterns of historicization of art and works that explore public monuments, and how and by whom through them a certain kind of history is being constructed. In her artistic practice, a performative aspect is intense, either in the situation itself or in the action in which she is occasionally present as a performer.
 
Author's Works
Ana Čigon - Anima (ani+ma)Ana Čigon - Anima (ani+ma)Ana Čigon - Anima (ani+ma)
Ana Čigon - Anima (ani+ma) (0:04:22)
Production: Ana Čigon, 2007
Video is author's intimate tale set in nature and author's living space. This non-narrative piece makes driving on a foggy road, outlines and shadows seem like a dream. Melancholic soundtrack is becoming more and more positive and upbeat towards the end o...
Ana Čigon, Brina Torkar - Ulikses / UlyssesAna Čigon, Brina Torkar - Ulikses / UlyssesAna Čigon, Brina Torkar - Ulikses / Ulysses
Ana Čigon, Brina Torkar - Ulikses / Ulysses (0:24:00)
Production: Ana Čigon, Brina Torkar, 2005
Ulysses is a visual documentary, a video film about Dublin, where the authors went for a student exchange. The video paints different sides of this city and Ireland. It is composed from different parts each dealing with different aspects of Dublin followi...
Ana Čigon - Brezčasje / TimelessnessAna Čigon - Brezčasje / TimelessnessAna Čigon - Brezčasje / Timelessness
Ana Čigon - Brezčasje / Timelessness (0:04:03)
Production: Plesni studio Intakt, 2008
Dance video presents a dance show in a completely authorial way adding segments to the mere documentation. Author uses detailed shots from the woods and nature in general. We see a combination of long static shots and hand held camera manipulated with dif...
Ana Čigon - Nezlomljiva / UnbreakableAna Čigon - Nezlomljiva / UnbreakableAna Čigon - Nezlomljiva / Unbreakable
Ana Čigon - Nezlomljiva / Unbreakable (0:01:08)
Production: Ana Čigon, 2008
Video documents braking of the branches on trees; it gets harder and harder to break the branches and in the end the author gets to a branch that doesn't give in. Video consists of nine short scenes ending with freeze frames, eight of them forming a frame...
Ana Čigon, Cristiana Arena - Real PresenceAna Čigon, Cristiana Arena - Real PresenceAna Čigon, Cristiana Arena - Real Presence
Ana Čigon, Cristiana Arena - Real Presence (0:01:05)
Production: Ana Čigon, Cristiana Arena, 2008
This performative fiction art video places human figures in architectural niches, which freeze in different positions, eventually forming biblical iconographic motives (pieta, oranta …). Video is composed out of short and fast shots.
Ana Čigon - Odkritje onstran prosojnosti / Discovery Beyond the TransparencyAna Čigon - Odkritje onstran prosojnosti / Discovery Beyond the TransparencyAna Čigon - Odkritje onstran prosojnosti / Discovery Beyond the Transparency
Ana Čigon - Odkritje onstran prosojnosti / Discovery Beyond the Transparency (0:03:40)
Production: Ana Čigon, 2009
Video documents an exhibition of a bigger piece by artist Marko Tušek in Cankarjev dom. The author visits the venue many times in three days, looks for the exhibited piece and realizes it has been covered with a panel due to an event set in the same plac...
Ana Čigon - One More KickAna Čigon - One More KickAna Čigon - One More Kick
Ana Čigon - One More Kick (0:04:35)
Production: Ana Čigon, 2009
'One More Kick' is a performative video in which the author is tackling a wall, trying to move it with great effort. She tries really hard and seemingly pushes it around the frame, using the method of measuring the edges of the screen, used by the early v...
Ana Čigon - Dear Ladies, Thank You (Kapelica Gallery)Ana Čigon - Dear Ladies, Thank You (Kapelica Gallery)Ana Čigon - Dear Ladies, Thank You (Kapelica Gallery)
Ana Čigon - Dear Ladies, Thank You (Kapelica Gallery) (00:05:06)
Production: Galerija Kapelica, 2011
DEAR LADIES, THANK YOU - Ljubljana (second version) Performance presented in Kapelica Gallery 2011 Idea, performance and technology: Ana Čigon Additional technical support and programming: Vasja Progar The performance Dear Ladies, Thank You critica...
Ana Čigon - Dear Ladies, Thank You – Red DawnsAna Čigon - Dear Ladies, Thank You – Red DawnsAna Čigon - Dear Ladies, Thank You – Red Dawns
Ana Čigon - Dear Ladies, Thank You – Red Dawns (00:12:30)
Production: KUD Mreža, 2013
Dear Ladies, Thank You is an evolving performance that has been presented in several variations. The common thread that connects all versions is the discourse of the under-representation of women in art history, art theory, art institutions, and in the br...
Ana Čigon - PerspectiveAna Čigon - PerspectiveAna Čigon - Perspective
Ana Čigon - Perspective (00:05:07)
Production: Ana Čigon, Galerija Alkatraz, 2010
Delo je enokanalni video, ki združuje dokumentacijo večkanalne videoinstalacije v galeriji Alkatraz z originalnimi posnetki. Performans za video je bil predhodno posnet v prostorih galerije in nato predstavljen na treh dvo-kanalnih projekcijah v zanki. V...
Ana Čigon, Leja Jurišić, Teja Reba, Barbara  Kapelj Osredkar - Ljubljana City of WomenAna Čigon, Leja Jurišić, Teja Reba, Barbara  Kapelj Osredkar - Ljubljana City of WomenAna Čigon, Leja Jurišić, Teja Reba, Barbara  Kapelj Osredkar - Ljubljana City of Women
Ana Čigon, Leja Jurišić, Teja Reba, Barbara Kapelj Osredkar - Ljubljana City of Women (00:09:02)
Production: Festival sodobne umetnosti Mesto žensk, 2013
In the video action, Barbara Kapelj Osredkar and Teja Reba asked passers-by on the streets of Ljubljana whether they know about a monument in Ljubljana that would be dedicated to female personality and which woman would they choose if they could decide. T...
Ana Čigon - Remembering the Others (trailer)Ana Čigon - Remembering the Others (trailer)Ana Čigon - Remembering the Others (trailer)
Ana Čigon - Remembering the Others (trailer) (00:45:54 (trailer, 00:02:09))
Production: Ana Čigon, Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina - Kosovo, Mestna galerija Ljubljana, 2015
Remembering the Others (Spominjanje Drugih) je dokumentarni film o pomenu in moči javnih spomenikov. V filmu teoretičarke, aktivistke, študentke, umetnice in umetnik iz Prištine na Kosovu govorijo o javnih spomenikih. Ugotavljajo, kateri ljudje imajo...
Ana Čigon - OHOHOAna Čigon - OHOHOAna Čigon - OHOHO
Ana Čigon - OHOHO (00:01:30)
Production: Ana Čigon, 2015
Video se začne s posvetilom vsem organizatoricam in organizatorjem razstav, ki ne izplačujejo razstavnin. V ozadju se slišijo nerazločni glasovi različnih ljudi in blag ropot. Hrup spominja na zvoke z odprtja razstave. Posvetilo izgine, hrup se poča...
Ana Čigon - Ana at the Station Ana Čigon - Ana at the Station Ana Čigon - Ana at the Station
Ana Čigon - Ana at the Station (00:05:30)
The video is a document of an experimental research of Station DIVA. The artist was searching for a place for her artistic practice and fastened her own creations amongst the creation of other authors thus contextualizing her work through eclectic merging...
Ana Čigon - Finger in U.S.Ana Čigon - Finger in U.S.Ana Čigon - Finger in U.S.
Ana Čigon - Finger in U.S. (00:02:15)
In 2009 I received the OHO award. The prise was a residency in USA. I traveled to USA in 2010. To enter the country I had to give my fingerprints as every other non-US resident. I did not like this fact so I made a video to comment this event. The video w...
Ana Čigon - Za lunoAna Čigon - Za lunoAna Čigon - Za luno
Ana Čigon - Za luno (00:01:15)
Production: A.Č., 2015
Video je kratka feministična zbadljivka o astronomskih težavah pri doseganju enakopravnosti. (Vir: Ana Čigon) V videu, ki se zdi animiran, pa ni, vidimo pospešen dejanski posnetek potovanja polne lune po nočnem nebu. Spremlja ga zvočni posnetek i...
Ana Čigon, Saša Spačal, Ida Hiršenfelder - Flow (trailer)Ana Čigon, Saša Spačal, Ida Hiršenfelder - Flow (trailer)Ana Čigon, Saša Spačal, Ida Hiršenfelder - Flow (trailer)
Ana Čigon, Saša Spačal, Ida Hiršenfelder - Flow (trailer) (00:55:35 (trailer, 00:02:57))
Production: RAMPA Laboratorij, koprodukcija RTV Slovenija, 2016
Eight women working in the broad spectrum of scientific professions from artificial intelligence to programming and aviation, talk about the conditions in which they became interested in technical professions, the obstacles they confronted, and how they d...
Ana Čigon - Heroinat / Heroines Ana Čigon - Heroinat / Heroines Ana Čigon - Heroinat / Heroines
Ana Čigon - Heroinat / Heroines (00:15:00)
Production: Ana Čigon, Stacion Center for Contemporary Arts, Mestna galerijo Ljubljana , 2015
Heroinat / Heroines is a short documentary film on the erection of a problematic monument, which was uncovered in 2015 in Prishtina. It was dedicated to the women that contributed in the war of 1998-99 in Kosovo and all the women that were victims of sexu...
Ana Čigon - FranckaAna Čigon - FranckaAna Čigon - Francka
Ana Čigon - Francka (00:01:13)
Production: Ana Čigon, 2015
The idea for animation was created at the feminist assembly Feminism to the Streets, which was held in Ljubljana in 2014. On that occasion, the participants exclaimed various slogans, among them also 'Franckas Today Are Running Faster'. Francka is a chara...
Ana Čigon - MachoAna Čigon - MachoAna Čigon - Macho
Ana Čigon - Macho (00:03:00)
Production: Ana Čigon, 2015
An animation of what is happening in the macho world, if someone walks through it, who is not a macho. In the animation, a cat is walking through Ljubljana and is admiring the monuments in the city. The monuments are cat cartoon versions of real monument...
 
 
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