Kovačič, Marko
No. 498
"Back to the USA"
Artist: Kovačič, Marko
Title: Back to the USA
Duration: 00:04:37
Year: 1984
Genre: Art video / Performance / Exhibition

 
ABSTRACT
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.

 
TEXT
Back to the USA
Avtorsko dokumentarni video o projektu "Back to the USA" skupine Irwin, ki je bil reliziran v Galeriji Škuc aprila 1984. Projekt se navezuje na eno najodmevnejših ameriških razstav, ki je leta 1983 potovala po Evropi z naslovom Back to the USA. Na razstavi so bile predstavljene rekonstrukcije del ameriških umetnikov. Z dokumentarnimi video posnetki, fotografijami, diasi, plakati in skonstruiranimi scenami je predstavljen ta enotedenski projekt, ki je vključeval vsakodnevni program in s svojim celostnim funkcioniranjem vzpostavil Galerijo Škuc kot stalno shajališče velikega števila publike. (vir: Škuc Forum)

 
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OTHER WORKS
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