Leisure, Discipline and Punishment

Leisure, Discipline and Punishment, 30th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, 2013, presentation of videos in front of MGLC Švicarija.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

The project, co-financed by the European Commission, included four biennials: Contour Mechelen Biennial of Moving Image (Belgium), Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (Sweden), Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art (United Kingdom) and the Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana (Slovenia). Newly commissioned works presented at all four biennials were created especially for the project by the following artists: Petra Bauer, Sonia Boyce, Keren Cytte, Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet, Agnieszka Polska, Marinella Senatore, Dario Šolman and Peter Wächtler. They dealt with such topics as discipline and dissipation, success and failure, guilt and punishment. They responded to places of business, social, spiritual and recreational nature in public spaces. The project coordinators were Lela B. Njatin, Nevenka Šivavec and Lili Šturm.

Presentations of projects and film projections:

14. 9.–24. 11. 2013, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana
Dario Šolman, The Heart of Perspective, the Making of the Film project, 2010–2013. Film was part of the main Biennial exhibition Interruption.

24. 9. 2013, temporary exhibition site at Vošnjakova 4, Ljubljana
Petra Bauer & Marius Dybwad Brandrud, Choreography for the Giants, screening of the film and presentation of the publication. An original artist’s view of Mechelen Ommegang, a special event – a procession that takes place only every twenty-five years in the Belgian city of Mechelen.

8. 10. 2013, in front of MGLC Švicarija, Pod turnom 4, Ljubljana
An evening of art film screenings:

Keren Cytter, Corrections, 2013, 10 min,
Sonia Boyce, Move, 2013, 11:33 min,
Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet, The Waterway, 2013, 5 min,
Agnieszka Polska, Future Days, 2013, 20 min,
Marinella Senatore, The School of Narrative Dance, 2013, 20 min,
Peter Wächtler, Untitled, 2013, 4 min.