• Ljubljana / London
Miha Colner

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Solidarity Network

Solidarity Network

About the documentary, entitled Solidarity Network (2013) by artist and filmmaker Gildo Bavčević. The short text was initially published in VASA Journal for images and Culture. The Solidarity Network documentary is a compilation of direct actions and protests against the repressive apparatus of transitional elites in the city (and surrounding areas)…

Photography as Testimony of Time and Space

Photography as Testimony of Time and Space

The essay was written in 2012 for the publication of the Aftermath. Changing Cultural Landscape project that displayed and analysed tendencies of engaged contemporary photography on the territory of former Yugoslavia after its break-up. The publication is available as e-book at Photon online bookshop and the content is partially available…

Confronting the death… again

Confronting the death… again

A introductory text for Goran Bertok‘s exhibition Survivors that took place in January 2013 at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography in Ljubljana “One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic” Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin Wars, states of emergency and continuing repression are immense breeding places for the pogroms…

Fly-Posting Prohibited: The Story of Buldožer

Fly-Posting Prohibited: The Story of Buldožer

Extensive essay about group Buldožer, one of the first rock bands and counterculture phenomena from Yugoslavia. The entire text is published in a book accompanying the retrospective exhibition “Fly-Posting Prohibited: The Story of Buldožer” that celebrates the fortieth anniversary of formation of the band – in Photon – Centre for…

In Dialogue with Photography

In Dialogue with Photography

The essay was written for the exhibition of Goran Micevski & Ivan Petrović: “In Dialogue with Photography” at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography (12 March – 18 April 2014) Goran Micevski and Ivan Petrović detect and deliberate the reality of their cultural and social milieu in very peculiar ways.…

When Victims Become Heroes: Propaganda Features in the Film Broj 55

When Victims Become Heroes: Propaganda Features in the Film Broj 55

About the Kristijan Milić’s heroic saga on the Croatian civil war (1991-1995) I somehow like genre of war films even though they are most often terribly biased. Their usual purpose is, unfortunately, pure propaganda. However, there are rare exceptions of war films which are ambivalent in their discourse dealing with…