Miha Vipotnik
Name: Vipotnik, Miha
No. of works: 30
Born: 1954


Miha Vipotnik (1954) graduated in painting in 1976 and in 1979 completed his postgraduate studies in video and television at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. In the 70's and 80's, he created numerous artistic videos, intros and animations, directed art-related programs and has pioneered the experimental usage of video technology for the public television RTV Slovenia. From 1987 to 1991, he studied MFA, Film and Live Action at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. Together with Marie Claude Vogrič, he was a co-founder and the Director of an international biennial video festival VIDEO CD in Ljubljana (1983-1987), during which a significant number of Slovene and international video art works were created with the state-of-the-art technical equipment in impromptu studios. From 1987 till 1991, he received a Fulbright stipend for his master's studies of Film and Live Action at the California Institute of the Arts in L.A. During this period he established the XYZX Production, through which he collaborated with TV stations and film studios across the globe. In 1994, he began managing the Long Beach Museum of Art Video Annex and with Elayne Zalis, he co-created the concept for digitization of their significant video collection in order to make it available online. This collaboration also resulted in numerous art installations and video art projects produced for international artists. LBMA Video Annex priceless collection of video art is now part of The Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute's Art Video Archives. Since 2002, Vipotnik lectured through video art workshops in Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Croatia and Slovenia. In 2014, he started working as a visiting professor of film and video at the Department of Digital Media, Cinema and Television at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts of USEK University in Lebanon and at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts ALBA in Beirut, where he teaches creative expression and art-related interdisciplinary studies. Vipotnik is primarily a painter, whose images and stories materialize in a form of movies and video art. From very early on, he used video as his main medium of expression - either through a single-channel video or as a constitutive part of his multimedia and interdisciplinary projects and art installations. Electronic media experimenting and the actual performative process are among key features of his artistic praxis, through which he explores the impact of such image transformations within his narratives. His artistic language includes elements of performance with an emphasis on the significance of timing and the gradual unfolding of enigmatic personal stories into a palimpsest of images, inscriptions and speech.

Author's Works
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Miha Vipotnik - Concurrences (52:00)
Production: Casablanca, RTV Slovenija, 2017
The story of the poet - the protagonist of the film, who, upon the release of his new collection of poems, receives a message about finding long-lost videos of the late writer, poet and essayist Jure Detela. Vipotnik's recordings, which was actually accid...
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Miha Vipotnik - Laughter (03:16)
Production: Miha Vipotnik, 2015
The video is divided into two vertical levels. The one above shows the scenes of military territories and interventions of the USA in Irak and Middle East. We see oil marks and empty cities in bird's perspective. A smiley face is added to all the shots as...
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Miha Vipotnik - Time of Aliquot Parts (12:00)
Production: Slovenski etnografski muzej , 2013
Video/Film was commissioned for the 90th anniversary of Slovene Ethnographic Museum and it shows the wealth of museum’s collections from different geographical regions. It uses various audiovisual material: film and audio documents/footages are reus...
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Miha Vipotnik - Lumino auro (23:39)
Production: Uho;Oko Institute for Art and Technology & M. V., 2011
The video constantly changes its format, which makes it rather complex. Variations of the surface are subtle, often barely noticeable and therefore make the viewer feel uncomfortable. Lumino Auro is a video which causes spatial anxiety on different levels. Th...
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Miha Vipotnik - Man of Hearken (19:17)
Production: RTV Slovenija, 2008
Experimental video and video-audio composition is a portrait of a composer Bor Turel, one of the most noticed Slovene composers of experimental and electroacoustic music. The author deals with sound in connection and comparison with image through the work...
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Miha Vipotnik - Človek poslušanja (19:18)
Production: RTV Slovenija, 2008
Eksperimentalna video-zvočna kompozicija je portret komponista Bora Turela, enega najvidnejših slovenskih skladateljev eksperimentalne in elektroakustične glasbe. Avtor se prek dela skladatelja ukvarja z zvokom v povezavi in primerjavi s sliko, g...
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Miha Vipotnik - METROUT ()
Production: 2007
A web page put up by Miha Vipotnik and his students as a school project contains amongst other art contents, four video projects by Miha Vipotnika. Conundrum of Time: Clepsydra (2002) Eriounios: Bringer of Luck (2005) Zirconia: Encrusted tweezers (2006)...
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Miha Vipotnik - Metroljub ()
Production: Famul Stuart, 2006
Underground City and metroLjub is an interdiciplinary project created at the school of applied arts Famul Stuart in collaboration with Miha Vipotnik. The goal of the project is to encourage a permanent pulse and current of energy in the city's underg...
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Miha Vipotnik - Atmosphere (10:15)
Production: Miha Vipotnik, 2004
The experimental video is a part of a larger digital composition and interactive sound program shown as an interactive multimedia visual-audio installation by Miha Vipotnik (Glass Courtyard and Gallery in Eurocenter, Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2004). It consi...
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Miha Vipotnik - The Power of Destiny (50:47)
Production: KUP, RTV Slovenija, 2001
The work was made in 2001 and 2002 marking the centennial of Giuseppe Verdi's death. The power of destiny is an experimental and polemic story about the making of a film intertwined with music by the Italian giant of classical music Verdi and his contempo...
YEARS 49 decades present
Ema Kugler - Hydra
Ema Kugler - Hydra (00:15:45)
V.S. Video, Forum Ljublja..., 1993
Hribernik, Jasna  - Hiša nasprotij / House of Contrasts
Hribernik, Jasna - Hiša nasprotij / Ho... (00:20:17)
TV Slovenija, 1998
Kovačič, Marko (2227) - I've Seen That... Like It Is
Kovačič, Marko (2227) - I've Seen That...... (06:20)
V.S. Video & Strip Core /..., 1993
Hribernik, Jasna  - Lok Telesa / The Body Bow
Hribernik, Jasna - Lok Telesa / The Bod... (00:18:21)
Sfinga, TV Slovenija, 1996
Gumilar, Marjan - Pogled
Gumilar, Marjan - Pogled (00:06:38)
Marjan Gumilar, 2002
Kracina, Damijan - Žeblji / Nails
Kracina, Damijan - Žeblji / Nails (00:06:34)
Akademija za likovno umet..., 1995
Saša Spačal - Liminoid
Saša Spačal - Liminoid (00:08:08)
Saša Spačal, Muzej sodo..., 2016
Hribernik, Jasna  - Carte Postale
Hribernik, Jasna - Carte Postale (06:32)
TV Slovenija, 1997
Saša Spačal - Mycophone_unison
Saša Spačal - Mycophone_unison (00:14:27)
Saša Spačal, Muzej sodo..., 2016
Kovačič, Marko - Naprej v preteklost / Forth Into the Past
Kovačič, Marko - Naprej v preteklost /... (0:09:30)
Forum Ljubljana, VPK, 1995
Korenc, Jurij - Svetloba sence
Korenc, Jurij - Svetloba sence (0:27:20)
Cankarjev dom, Viba film,..., 1987
Kovačič, Marko  - No More Heroes Any More
Kovačič, Marko - No More Heroes Any M... (0:18:15)
V.S. VIDEO/Forum Ljubljan..., 1992
Hribernik, Jasna  - Ballabende
Hribernik, Jasna - Ballabende (00:21:46)
TV Slovenija, 1995
Kovačič, Marko - Song of Flesh and Image Was Made Body
Kovačič, Marko - Song of Flesh and Ima... (00:15:56)
ŠKUC - Forum / koprodukc..., 1985
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