Kovačič, Marko
No. 498
"Back to the USA"

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Artist: Kovačič, Marko
Title: Back to the USA
Duration: 00:04:37
Year: 1984
Genre: Art video / Performance / Exhibition
Country: Slovenia
 
SYNOPSIS
Video je nastal v okviru razstave Back to the USA skupine R IRWIN S (katere član je bil takrat Kovačič) v Galeriji ŠKUC. Poleg dokumentarnih posnetkov z razstave in spremljajočih dogodkov, so bili kot performans uprizorjeni prizori iz slik na razstavi. Ženska in moški uprizarjata statične poze iz stenskih poslikav. Poslikave prikazujejo jazzista s trobento in par, ki se ljubi v ležečem položaju. Statične poze in igranje na trobento spremlja jazz glasba, ki jo prekini občasni računalniški napis "You can't play jazz". V drugem delu posnetka spremljamo otvoritev razstave s publiko in posnetek Kovačičeve instalacije - silhuete delavca s kladivom. Posnetek prekine napis "Retro princip Diktat motiva". Nazadnje spremljamo dva umetnika, ki nosita dve omenjeni silhueti po ulicah Ljubljane, mimo policaja in jo nazadnje postavita pred kip pisatelja Ivana Cankarja na Trgu republike v Ljubljani.
 
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