My name is Janez Janša / Jaz sem Janez Janša
Janez Janša, Slovenia, 2012.
Directed by: Janez Janša
Script: Janez Janša, Janez Janša
Producer: Marcela Okretič
Production company: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art
Cinematography: Darko Herič
Editing: Jurij Moškon, Giusi Santoro
Music: Riccardo Nanni, Giancarlo Di Maria
Format: video
Running time: 68'

A name. Everybody has one. Individuals, artists and academics from all over the world share their thoughts about the meaning and purpose of one’s name from both private and public perspectives. The problem of homonymy and other reasons for changing one’s name are explored as the film draws references from history, popular culture and individual experiences, leading us to the case of a name change that caused a stir in the small country of Slovenia and beyond. In 2007 three artists joined the conservative Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) and officially changed their names to that of the leader of that party, the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Janša. While they renamed themselves for personal reasons, the boundaries between their lives and their art began to merge in numerous and unforeseen ways. Signified as an artistic gesture, this particular name change provoked a wide range of interpretations in art circles both in Slovenia and abroad, as well as among journalists and the general public.

Directors Biography
Janez Janša (1970) is a conceptual artist, performer and producer. His work has a strong social connotation and is characterized by an inter-media approach. He is co-founder and director of Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana. The basic activities of Aksioma are the production, promotion and distribution of new media art projects.

Location and screening schedule:
GRIČ CINEMA, Thursday, October 18th at 12.00
GRIČ CINEMA, Thursday, October 18th at 18.00
DOKUKINO KIC, Friday, October 19th at 19.30
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Sunday, October 21st at 18.00