A touch of new realities
Our main motto last year was “Community in the Time of Corona Virus,” reacting to the shock of a sudden new situation that removed us from the everyday life we used to know. In the meantime, we have had to acknowledge that it wasn’t just a short break; its full impact will take a long time to discover. Our first garden at AE is planted by a selection of student works from the past few seasons, but with a view ahead. It tells us stories and sends us greetings from the future. The University of Nova Gorica is a small research-oriented university in the region near the Slovenian-Italian border. Its School of Arts is situated between the Slovenian town of Nova Gorica, which was constructed according to socialist ideas after WWII, and the ancient town of Gorizia/ Gorica/ Görz on the Italian side. The two towns are building their common future towards GO! 2025, the European Capital of Culture in 2025, and we are part of this journey. We have always been very attentive to our social and geopolitical realities. We believe we are helping to enrich the dialog and interactions between the towns‘ citizens and their temporary residents, among them our international students, and we have made this a part of our core activities, implemented at a deep level in our curricula. #animation #videofilm #photography #newmedia #contemporaryarts #artsciencetechnology
Valerie Wolf Gang (SI), Miha Godec (SI)
Have we lost our touch but gained new awareness? What is the impact of the Artificial Intelligence on Life? What will the hybridization of Life and Artificial Intelligence mean for us? These are just some of the questions that are posed in the work by two alumni of the School of Arts, Valerie Wolf Gang and Miha Godec.
Peter Purg (SI), New media Carrier module leader Rene Rusjan (SI), Contemporary art practices Carrier module leader Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Art & Science guest mentor
School of Arts is a part of a small but distinctly international University of Nova Gorica, which provides a fruitful environment for interdisciplinary research. In addition to participating in humanities projects, at this institution art finds ways to cooperate with natural sciences, environmental sciences, karstology, physics and astrophysics.
Jasna Hribernik (SI) Sarah de Günther (HU) Immanuel Hofman (GR), Ivana Kalc (HR), Vasily Kuzmich (UA), Luka Mavrič (SI), Nabil Nazeem (PS), Kristian Petrovčič (SI), Matej Rimaič (SI), Adriana Kostja Ronkali (SI), Una Savić (RS), Parisa Zaeri (IR), Staš Zupanc (SI)
TV Free Europe explores the possibilities of freedom (especially freedom of speech) and change, it aims to transgress social bubbles and connect voices, locations, times and stories, historical topics with today’s and tomorrow’s facts and fictions.
Katarina Blažič (SI), Irena Gatej (SI), Sandra Jovanovska (MK), Ivana Kalc (HR), Aljaž Lavrič (SI), Boris T. Matić (HR), Anja Paternoster (SI), Ana Prebil (SI), Miha Reja (SI)
Through pre-existing impressions of sensitivity, the student film program questions the transience, limitation, silence, closeness, voice, touch, pleasure, fears, long before the arrival of the “new corona reality,” which threatens to engulf everything in us, and paralyze an even more uncertain future.
Rene Rusjan, Programme director & Contemporary Art Practices carrier module leader
Rok Govednik, Producer & Coordinator
Peter Purg, New media carrier module leader
Jasna Hribernik, Space and Time in Moving Image course & TV Free Europe project
Robertina Šebjanič, Visiting mentor (CAP, AST)
Kolja Saksida, Animation carrier module leader
Boštjan Vrhovec, Videofilm carrier module leader
Tina Smrekar, Digital practicum module leader
Kristina Pranjić, History and Theory of Arts and Media module leader
Valerie Wolf Gang, Visiting mentor & Alumni
Miha Godec, Visiting mentor & Alumni
Sarah Günther, Visiting mentor (TV Free Europe project)
Urša Bonelli Potokar, Technical support