EnaBanda Association

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Društvo kvalitetnih kulturno-umetniških praks SMEHOMAT
Dolenjska cesta 40, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 40 477 090
Marko Kumer Murč
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Past Events
  • 3 October to 20 October 2019
    Screenings of Stitches, co-produced by Nora Production Group; My Last Year as a Loser, directed by Urša Menart, produced by Vertigo and co-produced by NuFrame, Sinhro Studio 100, and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia); Consequences, directed by Darko Štante and co-produced by Temporama, Zwinger Film, NuFrame, and Sinhro Studio 100; God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya, co-produced by Vertigo; My Grandpa Is an Alien, co-produced by Senca Studio and Art Rebel 9; and Fundaments, a documentary by Peter Cerovšek (EnaBanda Association); at the Central and Eastern European Film Festival CinEast at Ciné Kursaal, Cinématheque, Ciné Utopia in Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    programme organiser
  • 3 October to 20 October 2019
    The screening of Fundaments, a documentary by Peter Cerovšek (EnaBanda Association); at the Balkan Beyond Borders in Athens, Greece
    programme organiser
  • 22 September to 24 September 2016
    Screenings of Mother, directed by Vlado Škafar (Gustav Film), A Comedy of Tears, directed by Marko Sosič (Arsmedia), Dora, directed by Rok Sanda (Little Rooster Productions), Manhole, directed by Urban Zorko (Smehomat Association), Here a Little, There a Little, directed by Davorin Marc, We Have All Been Here Since Forever, directed by Peter Cerovšek, Matevž Jerman and Neža Grum (Luksuz Production), Half-Half, directed by Eva Materranz and Florence Guenaut, and Diving-in, directed by Simon Intihar, at the K3 Film Festival Villach at City Cinema Villach in Villach/Beljak, Austria

Established in 2010 in Ljubljana, the EnaBanda Association (formerly known as Smehomat) is a non-profit organisation that engages in artivism (public installations, ecology art projects, social critique and cultural activism) and audio-visual production. Multimedia projects address diverse issues of cultural creation and contemporary society. All are well documented on the association website.

EnaBanda is a flexible platform consisting mostly of a younger generation of artists, activists and media freelancers with diverse professional backgrounds and experience.


EnaBanda integrates cultural practices and social activism into artivism, i.e. engaged and critical art practices that open up or create a new space for interactions with people and environments.

One of the earliest project was Marko Kumer's growing poetry: in the Robba Fountain next to Ljubljana Town Hall the verse of Slovene poet Dane Zajc Dež groze pada na moje oči ("The rain of terror is falling on my face") was grown.

In June 2011 the eco-installation entitle Air was created in the centre of Šoštanj to raise awareness about the problem of air pollution and the issues related to the building of the Unit 6 of the Šoštanj Thermal Power Plant.

Another project was Miša Gams's intervention into public space entitled Garbage Poetry, presented in Maribor within the 2012 European Capital of Culture programme.

Audio-visual production

The film Zelena utopija [Green Utopy], which deals with the urban community eco-gardening, was shown at the Festival of Slovenian Film in 2013. Na robu odra [The Border of the Stage] is a documentary about a small theatre community with a huge social impact. One of the latest international projects was a video poetry experimental film about a young Belgian artist Bardthesque Jaques.

LifeTouch video production

In 2012 EnaBanda Association was involved in the LifeTouch programme strand of the Maribor, European Capital of Culture 2012 programme as an AV documentation team that covered various aspects of the rich programme turning it into a lasting document.

The Living legends project presents 16 unique personalities through their original stories on almost forgotten traditional professions and crafts. LifeTouch video team provided a multi-faceted insight into everyday life and work, thus restoring some intangible heritage of the Eastern region of Slovenia (Prekmurje, Slovenj Gradec, Maribor, Novo mesto, and the Šalek Valley). The Living legends exhibition presented the whole research and multimedia project post festum at the K8 Gallery in Maribor, while the videos were shown at the Kino Otok - Isola Cinema Festival and abroad (two times in Beijing). The 16 records are available also on DVD.

EnaBanda produced also a documentary on Guimarães, which was along Maribor one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2012. 5 Pieces of Heart delved into the five topics: passion, fear, culture, laziness and oddity.

Stand-up comedy documentation

EnaBanda Association has produced two documentaries about the stand-up comedy: Leto [A Year], is an experimental work by Perica Jerković whose video diary outlines a brief history of stand-up comedy, while Romanian tempo documents the stand-up comedians Balkan journey.

Last but not the least: EnaBanda Association is an open platform for stand-up comedy authors Perica Jerković, Andrej Colarič - Cole, Klemen Bučan and Marko Kumer - Murč who were engaged as Komikaze group in the period 2007–2010.

EnaBanda has organised several stand-up comedy workshops for Bosnian immigrant community.

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