-5 minutes. Short Video Biennale



Institute of Contemporary Art
invites you to a screening and presentation

-5 minutes. Short Video Biennale

in collaboration with the Zvod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. & P74 Gallery & Center, Ljubljana

The short video biennale was initiated by the Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. & P74 Gallery & Center, Ljubljana, 2006.
The first two editions of the biennial were focused on Slovenian authors, and the next two, from 2010 and 2012 that we present in this program, are international.

The title of the 2010 Biennale was Simple living – also called “sufficient simplicity” characterized by the choice of a simple life for various personal reasons such as spirituality, health, increasing “quality time” for family and friends, reducing one’s own ecological footprint, reducing stress, personal taste or moderation. Nine papers were selected that year.


For the fourth edition of the Short Video Biennial -5 Minutes we have collaborated with German art historian and curator Silke Opitz, who proposed the theme Into the Real World.

After reviewing the 39 video works that were submitted to the international open call in May and July 2012 the expert jury consisting of Silke Opitz, Jaka Železnikar, and Polonca Lovšin selected two works for presentation: the video Utopia by artist Wanja Kimani and the video Waiting Panorama by tandem Tina Helen and Søren Thilo Funder.

This year’s biennial is connected to the artworks of Finnish artist Pilvi Takala. Her video works and installations are presented in the accompanying solo exhibition Aside. The common characteristic of the video works in the biennial as well as those in the accompanying exhibition is the thin line between reality and fiction.


Program: duration cca 1 hour
Clarina Bezzola: Judgement Day
Filmowski (Luka Kos, Martin Hafner): Na drugi strani zice
Martina Korosec: Stranisce-plesisce 09
Lemeh42: Pancakes
Jonas Nilsson: Self-Muser
Joanna Pawlik: Trying on, Walk
Stephan Ruderisch: Anselm Ruderisch
Natalia Saurin: Dance, dance, dance
Zora Stancic and Nebojsa Seric Shoba: Kava


The program will be presented by Polonca Lovšin, an artist and architect who is currently completing her PhD in visual arts in Weimar, Germany. She is internationally recognized for her interventions in the public space, and her work in the fields of video, performance and animation. She has won several scholarships and awards.


Tina Helen and Soeren Thilo Funder: Waiting Panorama
Wanja Kimani: Utopia