A talk given at the “LACK II Conference on Psychoanalysis and Politics NOW” at Colorado College on Friday October 20th, 2017.
Continue reading Slavoj Žižek – Moebius Strip, Crosscap, Klein Bottle: The Twisted Space of Subjectivity (2017)
Ziva, Andrej and Gregor are best friends since high school. Gregor is a soldier who is about to embark on a mission to Afghanistan and Ziva is going to study abroad. Andrej is their gay friend who hates everything, himself included. They decide to go to a road trip to the seaside like they did when they were in high school. When they arrive, they get drunk and Ziva and Gregor kiss each other, what brings tension to their relationship, while Andrej doesn’t know anything and just makes fun of everything, mostly of Gregor and his army ideals. The conflict erupts when Ziva, in a fit of rage, destroys their tent and tells a secret that enrages Andrej. Only then the true problem is revealed – Ziva is not going to study abroad, she was lying because she didn’t want to pity her. Continue reading Nejc Gazvoda – Izlet AKA A Trip (2011)
The film captured the atmosphere of the 1920’s with effortless ease: this story of two school teachers Kristina and Ljiljana, the former a Slovene and the latter a Serb woman, lost somewhere in the Yugoslav provinces of the north is imbued from start to finish with the literary and visual spice of Dada and Surrealism. The story itself is hardly of importance; what’s important is that the teachers are forever dreaming of a new life in a big city. But – like those adrift on Gericault’s raft named Medusa in that classic painting of the French Romantic period – the important thing may just being on the move in a sea of chaos. The main question of the film is: did the avant-garde movement have a sense on the Balkans?
Continue reading Karpo Acimovic-Godina – Splav meduze aka The Medusa Raft [+Extras] (1980)
Fourth lecture from the ‘Notes Towards a Definition of Communist Culture’ Masterclass Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, 17. June 2009, 3:00pm
A two hour, wide ranging, and topical talk. Continue reading Slavoj Zizek – Populism, Democracy and Iran (2009)
After a long separation, a father and his son spend the day fishing on the river bank. On a beautiful autumn Sunday, surrounded by the majestic countryside, they seem to be alone in the world. They must start all over again. Continue reading Vlado Skafar – Oca AKA Dad (2010)