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Finta - zavod za sodobne umetnosti
http://finta.si
Ziherlova ulica 8, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 31 524 626
RegionSI-1
Finta Studio
Trg Prekomorskih brigad 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Tina Smrekar, Producer
tina@finta.si
Špela Čadež, Animation Director, Producer
spela@finta.si
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Past Events




The Finta, Contemporary Arts Institute was launched in 2016. It evolved out of No History Institute of Contemporary Arts that was established in 2003 as a platform for interdisciplinary artistic research projects involving performance, visual arts and music (under the name ). Since 2009 animation has been put into focus: Finta has produced a bunch of animated films directed by Špela Čadež. The puppet animation Boles (2013) and the Nighthawk (1916) have received international acclaim.

Creative members of the Institute have included, among others: Mare Bulc, Špela Čadež, Jana Flego, Katja Kobolt, Žiga Lebar, Jure Novak, Katarina Petrov, Tina Smrekar, Leon Vidmar, Gregor Zorc.


Animation

Finta has produced several animation works by Špela Čadež: Nighthawk (Slovenia/Croatia, 2016); Little Prince Luka, production of animated sequences in documentary film produced by Staragara (2014); Boles, puppet animation (Slovenia/Germany, 2013); Good Night Missy, production of animated sequences in feature film by director Metod Pevec (2011); Last Minute, puppet animation film (2010, Germany/Slovenia), directed by Špela Čadež & Marina Rosset; Far East Film Festival Trailer, puppet animation (2009, Italy /Slovenia).

Performing arts background

Theatre director, performer and multimedia artist Mare Bulc, a co-founder of Dejmo Stisnt Theatre and the PEACE organisation, founded the No History Institute of Contemporary Arts as a vehicle for the No History/Know History Project, his first research project which featured annual performances and lecture-performances.

In 2009 the institute produced, together with Glej Theatre and Dejmo stisnt teater, the comedy Southern Scum go home! / Čefurji raus! directed by Mare Bulc and based on a novel by Goran Vojnović - the play went on to become one of the most successful theatre plays in Slovenian history with over 300 re-runs.

Mare Bulc has been a member of international SilentCell Network platform, and the No History programme included an annual SilentCell network presentation. Other activities included the projects Cream of Contemporary Slovenian Art (2004–2006), Pret-a-portret by Jure Novak and Mare Bulc (2006), The Last Egotistic Performance and Study for the Last Egotistic Performance by Mare Bulc (2006) and Adopt an Artist by Katarina Petrov and Jana Flego (2007), and the performances Crimes of the Heart, Made in Skopje, Sur*Vive*R and The Illusion of the Memory by Tina Smrekar (2007).

Art

The institute supported stations of the research visual SUR*VIVER project by Tina Smrekar - K2 SUR*VIVER group exhibition (2007, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb), coproduced group exhibition Article 23 with Škuc Gallery and several works from the SUR*VIVER series. Warmarkt inc. was a multimedia installation, website and performance by Katja Kobolt and Tina Smrekar, made in 2006.

Interdisciplinary artistic research was given priority in the first years through projects such as Cream of Contemporary Slovenian Art (2004–2006, by Jana Flego, Katarina Petrov, Mare Bulc), Pret-a-portret by Jure Novak and Mare Bulc (2006), The Last Egotistic Performance and Study for the Last Egotistic Performance by Mare Bulc (2006) and Adopt an Artist by Katarina Petrov and Jana Flego (2007), performance Crimes of the Heart, Made in Skopje.


Finta studio

The Finta studio encompasses a blackbox with a fixed multiplane table and a connected light room. It is located in Šiška Cultural Quarter.


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