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International premiere of Catlands at ShorTS, Maremetraggio

30 June 2024 at 9.15 pm
Giardino Pubblico Muzio de Tommasini – Via Giulia 2 (entrance from Largo Tomizza, Trieste, Italy

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The animation Catlands will have its international premiere as part of short film competitive programme Maremetraggio on 30th of June 2024 in Trieste. Kindly invited!

Catlands is a satire that mirrors Europe's pressing political issues through the daily ups and downs in the relationships of neighbouring cats. You may watch the trailer of the film below, and are kindly invited to view the webpage of the film where you can find more information about the film, see images from individual scenes and find the PressKit with interesting information about the background of the story.

More about the event: https://www.maremetraggio.com/en/2024-edition/programme-2024/

 


Work in Progress. For a Better World.

27 - 30 June 2024
Opening of the exhibition and artist talk: 28 June 2024 at 16:00
Mašinhaus Gallery, Hrastnik

Kamerat Drawing9

Participants: Vesna Bukovec, Tia Čiček, Ana Čigon

The exhibition Work in progress. For a Better World, will present the video Prekariat sveta ... (Precariat of the world ..., 2022), in which trade unionist Tea Jarc (Youth Plus Union), Dr. Svetlana Slapšak (retired professor, classical philologist, anthropologist and writer) and Jadranka Vesel (Rise, research institute for social economy) present their views on work in contemporary world. Also included in the exhibition are the series of drawings Work in Progress (2022) by Ana Čigon, the series of drawings Vesna Bukovec And Yet I do Bother (2019) and Heritage (2022) and the drawing Another World is Possible (2021).

Work in Progress draws attention to the fact that current forms of work and activity need to be reconsidered and certain behavioral and repressive patterns need to be recognized, unlearned and opposed. We see ways of recovery and empowerment in sharing knowledge, creating communities and establishing different living and working conditions. We see the transformation of the existing hierarchy of values, which neglects the worker for the sake of profit and false "progress", as the key to creating a fairer world.

More about the exhibition: https://kamerat.org/2024/05/29/delo-v-nastajanju-za-boljsi-svet/

 


Premiere of Catlands at Animafest Zagreb

8/6/2024 at 3.30 pm
Cinema SC, Zagreb, Croatia

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The animation Catlands will have its premiere screening as part of the Croatian Film Competition 2 of Animafest Zagreb on 8th of June 2024in Zagreb. Kindly invited!

2D digital cut-out animation, 9'44'', 2024

Scriptwriter, director and art director: Ana Čigon
Animators: Kata Gugić, Ana Čigon, Ana Horvat, Bernarda Kristan, Lea Vučko, Damir Grbanović
Background design: Julijana Božič
Editing: Iva Kraljević
Music: Tomaž Grom
Sound design: Boštjan Kačičnik
Voice actors: Aphra Tesla, Tea Vidmar, Jošt Jesenovec, Blaž Šef, Ana Čigon
Image postproduction: Teo Rižnar
Producer: Viva Videnović (URGH!)
Co-producer: Vanja Andrijević (Bonobostudio)
Co-production: URGH!, RTV Slovenija (SI) / Bonobostudio (HR)
With the support of: Slovenian Film Centre, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Viba film.

Catlands is a satire that mirrors Europe's pressing political issues through the daily ups and downs in the relationships of neighbouring cats. You may watch the trailer of the film below, and are kindly invited to view the webpage of the film where you can find more information about the film, see images from individual scenes and find the PressKit with interesting information about the background of the story.

More about the event: https://www.animafest.hr/en/2024/program/croatian_film_competition_2_8/1
More about the animation: https://anacigon.si/film_catlands.html

 


10. festival Lezbična četrt / 10th Lesbian Quarter festival

28/5/2024 at 8 pm- Fem TV
29/5/2024 at 8 pm - Phoney Sights
Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana

Spregledani razgledi 8 Fem TV 2024 Lezbicna_cetrt

Kindly invited to visit the Lesbian Quarter festival, within the framework of which the Fem TV collective will perform on 28th May 2024 at 8 pm in Škuc Gallery. The next day - on 29th May 2024 at the same time an same location also kindly invited to come see my experimental film Phoney Sights.

More about the festival: https://skuc.org/lezbicna-cetrt-2024

 


Film by Mihe Vipotnika: Pošvedrani klavir / Broken Piano on RTVSLO 1

19/5/2024 at 10.20 pm
RTV SLO 1

Posvedrani klavir

The film by Miha Vipotnik Pošvedrani klavir / Broken Piano was shown on national TV station RTV SLO 1. I have animated wonderful drawings by Ciril Horjak for this film. The film has received an award for original music score (composer Gregor Strniša) and an award by the Asociation of film publicists.

The film will be available online until 1/6/2024: https://365.rtvslo.si/arhiv/dokumentarci-kulturno-umetniski/175046725

 


goEast, 24th Festival of Central and Eastern European Film

25/4/2024 at 7.45pm
Murnau Filmtheater, Wiesbaden, Germany

Rebellious2

Directors and films: Anton Shebetko-Simeiz (UKR); Ana Čigon-Rebellious Essence (SVN); Catarina Leal, Eva Matarranz, Anna Savchenko-God's Mistake (SVN); krëlex zentre, Ruthia Genrbekova, Maria Vilkovisky-Layer (KAZ)

The animation Rebbelious Essence was presented at the goEast, 24th Festival of Central and Eastern European Film. The animation was presented as part of the Symposium Precarious Joy, which was curated by Jasmina Šepetavc and Yulia Serdyukova.

Curators text:

"…we live here — in this precarious joy
and we have found preciousness, still."
The opening night of the goEast Symposium highlights the stories, struggles and precarious joys of the “other queers” in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Central Asia. Some you find in Simeiz, a small Ukrainian seaside town in currently-occupied Crimea which has been a legendary queer meeting spot since the Soviet era, bringing together the LGBT+ communities from the region for decades. Others you spot on picturesque Croatian islands, staging a queer play in a pine forest, coming out as their true selves through performing. As joy, queer histories are also often precarious – ephemeral traces and memories of communities, political struggle, love, life – that can be violently erased by wars, homo- and transphobic laws and hateronormative dominant narratives. This is where films, as documents of queer existence, come in. They are connecting us to our past, and teach us how to fight for our future – for the small queer bars in villages, for human and even inter-species diversity, for a world in which we can live freely and without fear and for the right to tell our stories.

More about the event: https://www.filmfestival-goeast.de/en/short-film-programmes/

 


The Art is Ours, group exhibition

19/3 - 9/5/2024
Ptuj City Gallery, Ptuj

Ours

 

Curator: Gani Llalloshi
Artists: Majda Skrinar, Aleksij Kobal, Lara J. Marconi, Joni Zakonjšek, Tilen Žbona, BridA, Aleš Sedmak, Ana Čigon, Jaka Jeraša, Igor Andjelić, Anja Kranjc, Gani Llalloshi, Erik Mavrič

Group exhibition of the works of artist from Primorska region. At the exhibition, you can see my short documentary film Heroinat/Heroines

The curator and artist Gani Llalloshi wrote the following about the exhibition:

"The Second World War had a devastating impact on countless lives. The end of the winter of 1944 was a turning point for Nazif, a 17-year-old boy who joined the partisan army. One of the Kosovo Corps brigades was ordered to help drive the occupying forces out of the Western Balkans. The journey of these partisans from Shkodër to Trieste was long and exhausting. Nazif and his comrades walked 1,200 kilometers from battle to battle. He returned home in 1948. Nazif was my father.
/../ My father’s story made me reflect on the past, on my work and my fate that brought me close to the place that marked my father’s youth. From his words, starting with the legendary cry of the Slovenian patriots in Primorska, “Trieste is ours!” , and from my own experience of everyday life in Slovenian Istria, I sensed that the word “ours” may have a deeper meaning than it first appears, one that transcends the mere linguistic context. It expresses a connection to the homeland, to the community and to the recent history that has shaped us. It is an expression of emotional attachment to the land on which we grew up, and to the people with whom we have shared these paths."

More about the exhibition: http://www.galerijamp.si/

 


Fem TV 6.0 in podelitev anti-nagrade bodeča neža

7. 3. 2024
Klub Gromka, Ljubljana

The collective Fem TV consists of: Eva Jus, Danijela Zajc, Pia Skušek, Ana Grobler, Ana Čigon, Vasja Progar, Jaka Andrej Vojevec, Slobodan Malić, Bernarda Kristan, Tadeja Pirih, Hay.
Make up: Avalon; Technical support: Jaka Korošec; Design of the poster and graphic design: Ariane Podlesny
Organization: 25th International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns
Coproduction / co-organisation: Spol.si/Association Vita Activa, Fem TV, Matafir Association, Club Gromka
Contacts for media and press: Spol.si
Financial support: City of Ljubljana – Culture Department

The Feminist Year is around and it’s time to re-declare the Thistle Anti-award. This dishonorable title can befall anyone who publicly attacks, humiliates, and insults others on the basis of gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation. The audience will choose the winning, most daring statement at the award announcement, which will take place as part of the Fem TV 6.0 show. All of you who will follow the event will be able to vote live for your favorite” among the 5 selected statements.

Fem TV is a burlesque-cabaret show, consisting of short sketches that parody television shows and news programs and provide a sharp critique of current social events.

More about the event: https://rdecezore.org/?p=17949&lang=en&l=2024

 


Feminist Wikimaraton 2024

24/2/2024
Museum of Modern Art, MG+, Ljubljana

Wikimaraton 3 For Your Pleasure

Assistants: Ana Čigon & Ida Hiršenfelder
Postproduction: Museum of Modern Art, MG+, Ljubljana
Soorganisation: Ida Hiršenfelder, Ana Čigon
Production: Rampa Lab / Kersnikova Institute

Kindly invited to join us on Saturday to write about female artist that are part of the exhibition For Your Pleasure. Feminist Positions in Visual Art in and from Slovenia on Slovene Wikipedia.

Wiki page of the event: https://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedija:V_%C5%BEivo/Feministi%C4%8Dni_WikiMaraton
Webpage of the event: https://www.mg-lj.si/si/dogodki/3887/delavnica-feministicni-wikimaraton-2024/

 


Catlands, new animation

January 2024
country of production: Slovenia & Croatia

Catlands 4

2D digital cut-out animation, 9'44'', 2024

Scriptwriter, director and art director: Ana Čigon
Animators: Kata Gugić, Ana Čigon, Ana Horvat, Bernarda Kristan, Lea Vučko, Damir Grbanović
Background design: Julijana Božič
Editing: Iva Kraljević
Music: Tomaž Grom
Sound design: Boštjan Kačičnik
Voice actors: Aphra Tesla, Tea Vidmar, Jošt Jesenovec, Blaž Šef, Ana Čigon
Image postproduction: Teo Rižnar
Producer: Viva Videnović (URGH!)
Co-producer: Vanja Andrijević (Bonobostudio)
Co-production: URGH!, RTV Slovenija (SI) / Bonobostudio (HR)
With the support of: Slovenian Film Centre, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Viba film.

The animation Catlands has completed its creative adventure and we are sending it on a hopefully successful festival journey. Many thanks to all collaborators for their contributions, creativity and perseverance.

Catlands is a satire that mirrors Europe's pressing political issues through the daily ups and downs in the relationships of neighbouring cats. You may watch the trailer of the film below, and are kindly invited to view the webpage of the film where you can find more information about the film, see images from individual scenes and find the PressKit with interesting information about the background of the story.

More about the animation: https://anacigon.si/film_catlands.html

 


For Your Pleasure. Feminist Positions in Visual Art in and from Slovenia

Opening 27/10/2023 at 8.00 pm
27/10/2023 - 21/4/2024
Museum of Modern Art,

MG+, Ljubljana

For Your Pleasure Heroinat Tok

Participating artists: Lina Akif, Zemira Alajbegović, Milijana Babić, Mirjana Batinić, Urban Belina, Saša Bezjak, Vanja Bućan, Vesna Bukovec, Jasmina Cibic, Lea Culetto, Ana Čigon, Eclipse, Elena Fajt, Andreja Gomišček, Olja Grubić, Marina Gržinić, Dejan Habicht, Đejmi Hadrović, Ida Hiršenfelder, Hiša na hribu, Maja Hodošček, Tjaša Kancler, Jasna Klančišar, Andrea Knezović, Tatiana Kocmur, Neven Korda, Mankica Kranjec, Anka Krašna, Rok Kravanja, Meta Krese, Tanja Lažetić, Agate Lielpētere, Aprilija Lužar, Dušan Mandič, Lela B. Njatin, Daniel Petković, Jovita Pristovšek, Tadej Pogačar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. muzej sodobne umetnosti, Urška Preis, Marija Mojca Pungerčar, Maruša Sagadin, Duba Sambolec, Simona Semenič, Mojca Senegačnik, Zvonka T Simčič, Nataša Skušek, Maja Smrekar, Alenka Spacal, Saša Spačal, Zora Stančič, Aina Šmid, Ajda Tomazin, Jasmina Založnik, Lana Zdravković (KITCH), Nada Žgank
Curator: Martina Vovk
Assistant Curator: Kristjan Sedej

The exhibition presents artistic production focusing on gender and gender-related discrimination, on sexism and the inequality of women (and all who identify as women), with discrimination manifesting at the intersections of gender and other categories and circumstances, such as class, labor, race, nationality, sexual identity, and age.

My following works are part of the exhibition:
- Short documentary video Heroinat / Heroines, 15 min, 2015
- Medium-length documentary film Flow, co-authors of the film: Saša Spačal and Ida Hiršenfelder, 55 min, 2016

More about the exhibition: https://www.mg-lj.si/en/exhibitions/3820/for-your-pleasure/

 


Video Precariat of the World ... Talk with: Tea Jarc, dr. Svetlana Slapšak and Jadranka Vesel

1/5/2023
online access

Prekariat sveta

Script: Vesna Bukovec, Tia Čiček in Ana Čigon
Director: Ana Čigon
Talk with: Tea Jarc, Sindikat Mladi plus dr. Svetlana Slapšak, 9upokojena redna profesorica, klasična filologinja, antropologinja in pisateljica
Jadranka Vesel Rise, raziskovalni inštitut za socialno ekonomijo

On Labor Day, I am publishing the video Precariat of the World ..., which was created in collaboration with Vesna Bukovec and Tia Čiček and was presented for the first time as part of the exhibition Work in Progress. Reflections on Communities Beyond Capitalism. In it, we talked about work and the system we live in with Tea Jarc, dr. Svetlana Slapšak and Jadranka Vesel. This content is only available in slovene.

Link to the video: https://youtu.be/XTH1fJX9aK0

 


Group exhibition: Kindly Not Invited

3 -18/4/2023, opening at 7.00 pm
Kino Šiška, Kamera Gallery, Ljubljana

Za luno

Artists: Nika Autor, Sara Bezovšek, Ana Čigon, Jasna Hribernik, Marko A. Kovačič, Damijan Kracina, Andrej Lupinc, Kolja Saksida, Rok Sieberer – Kuri, Miha Vipotnik
Curator: Varja Močnik

History teaches that experimental film is intended only for a narrow circle of the public. Is the (difficult) accessibility of this type of content an issue of physical display spaces or curation environments? Perhaps of limited and at the same time overcrowded spiritual contexts? Such questions will only be deepened by the exhibition of experimental audiovisual works by Slovenian authors. And multiplied.

More info: http://www.scca-ljubljana.si/en/kindly-not-invited/

 


BREZODRA. Exhibition and performance: Work in Progress. Utopian Rest

18/3/2023 at 4.00pm
18/3 - 7/4/2023 - exhibition
GT 22, Maribor

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Exhibition: drawings on paper and drwings on wall, video and instalation
Vesna Bukovec, Tia Čiček, Ana Čigon

Production: Society NAGIB
Curatorial process: Petra Hazabent

COMMUNITY OF CREATORS: Tery Žeželj in Alicia Ocadiz, Anja Bornšek, Vesna Bukovec, Ana Čigon in Tia Čiček, Saška Rakef, Tina Kozin in Bojana Šaljić Podešva, All the children – Petja Golec Horvat, Lan Žiga Anderlič, Jerca Smrečnik in Simona Bobnar Radenković (z umetniško podporo Petje Labovića inToni Soprano Meneglejte), Andreja Kopač, Jaka Berger and Miha Šajina / Shekuza, etc.

Webpage of Brezodra, Nagib: https://www.nagib.si/delo-v-nastajanju-utopi%C4%8Dni-po%C4%8Ditek
Webpage of the exhibition space GT22: https://gt22.si/delo-v-nastajanju-utopicni-pocitek/

BREZODRA (Stageless) is a continuation of Nagib’s long-standing process of research, experimentation, reflection and performance beyond established spaces and production structures. This time, BREZODRA is designed as a multi-hour manifestation of various practices, formats of coexistence and co-creation, deliberations and discourses, aimed at finding and questioning new perspectives and performance strategies, which are created by considering the construction of (new) communities and ways of different presence, attention and action. It is an idea and a contribution to the development of new models of cultural production that depart from the established systems of producing and perceiving works of art. It is an experiment that invites the viewer to an experiential insight into creative methods, processes and (artistic) work in general.

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition in GT22 and the implementation of the event as part of BREZODRA (Nagib), we preparED a performative reading about an utopian rest with the aim of taking a short rest during the whole day’s events.

 


Autobiography of a Project Space

16. 1. 2023 ob 19.00
Projektna soba SCCA, Metelkova 6, Ljubljanaa

SCCA

Discursive Event and Exhibition

Invited speakers Damijan Kracina, Barbara Borčić (heads of the programme No Nails, No Pedestals), Saša Nabergoj (head of Studio 6), Borut Savski (artist and member of Cirkulacija 2) and Ana Čigon (artist) will discuss how SCCA-Ljubljana has developed a discursive and supportive programme in culture. The discussion will be moderated by Dušan Dovč (former head of production). The discussion will be accompanied by the exhibition intervention And yet I do bother by Vesna Bukovec

From 2004 to 2019, SCCA-Ljubljana established a production and experimental space in the SCCA Project Room with the Studio 6 and No Nails, No Pedestals programmes, encouraging invited artists to prepare spatial, conceptual, visual and intermedia installations. The uncertainty of 2021, when all of us Metelkova 6 users received an appeal from the Ministry of Culture that we would have to leave M6, also influenced the programming of events in the SCCA Project Room, but at the same time, prompted us to reflect on past and present programmes. In light of the currently resolving issue of using public cultural infrastructure and the changing generations at SCCA-Ljubljana, we decided to look back in time and reflect on our activities..

Več: http://www.scca-ljubljana.si/en/autobiography-of-a-project-space/

 



Ana Čigon