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Literary Evening, 3rd program
Tuesday, 10 Sept 2013, 21.00 – 21.40
Olga Tokarczuk, Vilenica Prize Winner 2013
Literary Evening, 1st program
Thursday, 12 Sept 2013, 21.05 – 21.45
Literary Evening on contemporary Swiss literature: Gluscht
Literary Nocturnes with Vilenica 2013 Guests
10 – 14 Sept 2013 19.00 – 19.10: 3rd program; 23.05 – 23.15: 1st program

Tuesday, 10 Sept
Mauro Covacich
Wednesday, 11 Sept
Milan Rakovac
Thursday, 12 Sept
Olli Heikkonen
Friday, 13 Sept
Sylvia Choleva
Sunday, 14 Sept
Brian Henry


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The project wants to demonstrate the theme of this year’s Vilenica colloquium dedicated to literature and moving pictures. The installation includes lit paper bags with portraits of five Slovene Vilenica authors which can be scanned with mobile devices (for instance cell phones) in order to access online video clips that accompany excerpts from the authors’ works. One of the questions raised by the intervention is the dilemma connected with contemporary cultural production: does consumerist litter become art? Or does culture become rubbish? DIY virtual publishing thus challenges poetic horizons at the dusk of the digital renaissance. Grab your phone, scan the bag, meet your author! The project will be presented by artistic initiative ČRN VRN et al. (Tomaž Grušovnik, Neža Mekota, Tina Merica, Jan Štrukelj, Marko Turkuš, Katja Utroša, Tine Vrabič-Nitz). ČRN VRN is an initiative that is committed to the transdisciplinary principle which fuses different modes of creativity (music, literature, performance, visual and video art) in an unusual and challenging way.

10–13 Sept, Faculty of Humanities of the University of Primorska (Forestry), Koper


Dice Throw


The 11th International Comparative Literature Colloquium will be accompanied by a web selection of Slovene artistic exploits on the verge between new media art and literature, entitled Met kock(Dice Throw). Referencing the project of the same name by Mallarmé and Broodthaers, the Slovene project emphasizes the question of visual art in language and the influence of chance, which inevitably barges in whenever an art piece is subject to digitalisation. The project processes works by the most important Slovene authors, works by established authors of the younger generation, as well as fresh new works by burgeoning writers such as Vuk Ćosić, Srečo Dragan, Boštjan Kavčič, Vanja Mervič, Teo Spiller, and Jaka Železnikar. Video “translations” of poems by Tomaž Šalamun created at the Academy of Design in Ljubljana unveil an additional view on the relationship between literature and moving images. The web exhibition platform was created at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana.

The Festival of Slovene Film

From 11 to 15 September, Avditorij Portorož will host another edition of the Festival of Slovene Film. In this year’s 16th edition, the audience and filmindustry will get a chance to enjoy a broad spectrum of the latest films made by Slovene filmmakers. In addition to the Vesna Awards, accolades include the Metod Badjura Award for lifetime achievement, accompanied by the award winner’s retrospective and exhibition. The Festival will devote special attention to the youngest film buffs, with screenings tailored just for them. While the festival is about motion pictures on the screen, it is also much more than that. Produced in collaboration with Media Desk Slovenia, its range of industry events includes roundtables and panels on various pressing issues, and a transmedia/crossmedia seminar. Add to this a wide array of other events, such as a special František Čap screening, a presentation of the recently published book on Silvan Furlan, a visit to and guided tour of the Museum of Slovenian Film Actors in Divača, Q&A’s with filmmakers, social evenings with music, and a bookstall with a good selection of film-related titles for all the bookworms.