„Registrations“ is a three-year program of film presentations giving insights into the international artistic avant-garde. The idea of „Registrations“ is to make available to the public films not included in the category of films, but which are live performances of performances, happenings, concerts, street acts, ephemeral performances from the border of visual arts, theater and music.
The first edition of the program will show the activities of the avant-garde movement of the 60s and 70s from Eastern and Western Europe. The actions performed on the streets of Nice, Vienna, Ljubljana show the practices of radical artists who were then at the margins of the official circulation of art and now classics of 20th century art. This year's edition of the show also shows film registrations of alternative music scene and artistic and social manifestations in Poland in the 80's.
The film exhibition is accompanied by an exhibition of photographic documentation.
15 - 18 November 2017
Introduction: Dorotea Fotivec (Institute for Research of the Avant-Garde, Zagreb), 15 November, 19
The OHO group was active in 1966-1971, its members used a variety of media, including drawing, photography, concrete and visual poetry, film, video, realization of happenings, street actions, publishing their own publications. At first their interests were connected with the notion of Reism and the desire to go beyond the anthropocentric vision of the world towards a world without a hierarchy of things. By undermining the traditional division between art and life, members of the group wanted to put their artistic practice into their daily lives. By rejecting the artist's idea as a unique, creative personality, they offered to sell, sometimes on the street, products such as matchboxes with specially designed labels. In the following years the group's activity was connected with various forms of the then avant-garde - conceptual art, body art, performance, land art, art povera, experimental film. At the end of the 1960s, the group performed a number of performing arts in Ljubljana.
Under the "Registrations" programme is shown, among others. film Naško Križnara Triglav, a record of the 1968 action. In Zvezda park in the center of Ljubljana, David Nez, Milenko Matanović and Drago Dellabernardina formed a living sculpture from their bodies, presenting it as a New Year's gift to the inhabitants of Ljubljana. The triangular figure is a reference to the Slovenian national symbol and the name of the highest mountain in Slovenia. Triglav, considered to be one of the iconic works of the Slovenian avant-garde, was an ironic way of cultivating national pride. In 1971, while resigning from the world of art for a life in harmony with nature, the members of the group established a community and settled in Šempas village, in the Vipava valley in Slovenia.
The founders of the group were Marko Pogačnik, Iztor Geister, and then joined the group. Milenko Matanovic, Andraž Šalamun, Tomaž Šalamun, David Nez, Matjaž Hanžek, Naško Križnar, Vojin Kovač Chubby, Aleš Kermavner, Franci Zagoričnik.