SCCA Ljubljana, Jake Yuzna
No. 1555
"Back2Back: Jake Yuzna – The Alternative Is Hard To See"
Artist: SCCA Ljubljana, Jake Yuzna
Title: Back2Back: Jake Yuzna – The Alternative Is Hard To See
Duration: 1:19:36
Year: 2021
Genre: Documentary video / Screening
Production: SCCA-Ljubljana

 
SYNOPSIS

The Alternative is Hard to See


In America, we don’t have alternative culture. Instead, our transgressive and progressive movements – namely counter-culture and underground culture – exist in relation to the dominant culture they rebel against. Their forms are forever shaped by the very thing they work to oppose and subvert. Unlike its American counterpoint, Slovenian alternative culture avoids such trappings.


Existing simultaneously within and outside of dominant culture, alternative culture complicates these relationships. Bubbling with mutant ruptures, it is amorphic, ever-shifting, and ungovernable. It is a place where the boundaries that define culture are unmoored and break down. In the resulting fissures new spaces, forms, and paths appear.


Gathered together, this selection of works loosely traces a trajectory of alternatives found within the DIVA archive. Whether documents of Radio Študent and Klub Tiffany, experiments in form, or ecstatic celebrations, these works collectively construct a history of alternative paths, positions, and spaces. Taken together, they make visible the radical potential alternatives have for instigating change – of both the personal and public varieties.


Like Slovenian culture itself, the subtle power of the alternative lies in its ability to stand apart. It is an unquietly powerful vantage point that reveals new languages and new visions with which transformative potential can be realized. The alternative to our past, present, and future continues to lurk all around us. The only question that remains is if we want to see it.


Jake Yuzna


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Jake Yuzna (1982) is an artist, filmmaker, and curator from Minneapolis, USA. Their debut feature, OPEN, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival where it became the first American film to receive the Teddy Jury Prize. In addition, Yuzna’s work has been presented by the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, Red Cat, British Film Institute, Strelka, as well as at the Cannes, Berlin, Oberhausen, and London Film Festivals, among others. For this work, Yuzna has received grants and awards from the American Film Institute, Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital, Jerome Foundation, Frameline Foundation, Creative Time, McKnight Foundation, IFP, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Yuzna founded the cinema program at the Museum of Arts and Design (NYC) and the Inclusive and Socially Conscious Filmmaking Lab at FilmNorth (Minneapolis). They have curated projects for Performa: The NYC Biennial of Performance Art, the Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, the City of Los Angeles, and Queeruption. They are the author of THE FUN: The Social Practice of Nightlife in NYC and NYC Makers as well as a contributor to Artforum.
www.jakeyuzna.com



 
OTHER WORKS
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SCCA Ljubljana, Andreja Džakušič, Simon Macuh, Iva Tratnik, Keiko Miyazaki - Video evening with DIVA Station: Andreja Džakušič, SIVA and IvAnKe (57:47)
Production: SCCA–Ljubljana, Galerija Photon, 2021
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SCCA Ljubljana, Mila Peršin - Back2Back: Mila Peršin (01:25:54)
Production: SCCA-Ljubljana, 2021
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SCCA Ljubljana, Milena Kosec - Video evening with DIVA Station: Milena Kosec (01:01:51)
Production: SCCA–Ljubljana, Galerija Photon, 2021
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SCCA Ljubljana, Nataša Skušek - Video evening with DIVA Station: Nataša Skušek (45:57)
Production: SCCA–Ljubljana, Galerija Photon, Nataša Skušek, 2020
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Production: SCCA-Ljubljana, 2017
Okrogla miza v okviru projekta/razstave SCCA LAB o videospotih v 80. letih in danes, organizirana na festivalu kratkega filma FeKK leta 2017 (ZVOČNI POSNETEK). Sodelujoči: Neven A. Korda, Barbara Borčić, Matevž Jerman, Maja Prelog, Sašo Štih in P...
 
YEARS 2 decades present
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Mila Peršin - Auntie Milena (09:06)
AVA - Akademija za vizual..., 2019
Keiko Miyazaki - A Hole
Keiko Miyazaki - A Hole (00:01:58)
K.M. & SCCA-Ljubljana, 2018
Nataša Skušek - Heri
Nataša Skušek - Heri (04:02)
N.S., 2013
Nataša Skušek - khm_khm
Nataša Skušek - khm_khm (6:34)
N.S., 2013
Nataša Skušek - Golica
Nataša Skušek - Golica (03:54)
N.S., 2013
Andreja Džakušič, Simon Macuh, Iva Tratnik (SIVA) - Motnje oblačenja – Prevelika obleka
Andreja Džakušič, Simon Macuh, Iva Tr... (00:04:04)
Likovni salon Celje, 2011
Andreja Džakušič, Simon Macuh, Iva Tratnik (SIVA) - Motnja – Krzno
Andreja Džakušič, Simon Macuh, Iva Tr... (00:07:10)
Likovni salon Celje, 2011
Andreja Džakušič, Simon Macuh, Iva Tratnik (SIVA) - Obleka...človeka - otvoritvena zakuska
Andreja Džakušič, Simon Macuh, Iva Tr... (00:03:19)
Likovni salon Celje, 2011
Andreja Džakušič, Simon Macuh, Iva Tratnik (SIVA) - Motnje oblačenja – Brez obleke
Andreja Džakušič, Simon Macuh, Iva Tr... (00:04:55)
Likovni salon Celje, 2011
Andreja Džakušič, Simon Macuh, Iva Tratnik (SIVA) - McButo
Andreja Džakušič, Simon Macuh, Iva Tr... (00:30:39)
Likovni salon Celje, 2011
Nataša Skušek - Huzar
Nataša Skušek - Huzar (01:05)
N.S., 2011
Kosec, Milena - Marička B. Pomagaj ante portas
Kosec, Milena - Marička B. Pomagaj ante... (00:09:10)
Državica Ptičjestrašil..., 2009
Skušek, Nataša - Vrt
Skušek, Nataša - Vrt (00:00:20)
2008
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