Janez Janša https://janez.bitnik.org Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:15:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.3 Janez Janša končno svoboden https://janez.bitnik.org/janez-jansa-free-at-last/ https://janez.bitnik.org/janez-jansa-free-at-last/#respond Mon, 18 May 2015 11:45:28 +0000 http://www.janezjansa.si/janez-jansa-free-at-last-2/

Režiserjeva verzija filma Jaz sem Janez Janša je odslej brezplačno na voljo prek spleta.

Domačim gledalcem je namenjena posebna verzija filma v slovenščini:

Vsi ostali si lahko film ogledajo s podnapisi v angleškem, ruskem, italijanskem, španskem, češkem in hrvaškem jeziku:

Osvoboditev filma predstavlja zadnji korak v seriji spletnih izdaj in objav projekta [FREE] Janez Janša, ki jih je navdihnil prav omenjeni dokumentarec.

Projekt FREE] Janez Janša se je začel decembra 2014 z objavo eseja svetovno priznanega filozofa, kulturnega teoretika in filmskega kritika Mladena Dolarja z naslovom »What’s in a name?« (»Kaj je ime?«), ki je pod svoj filozofski drobnogled vzel imena in poimenovanja, pa tudi fenomen preimenovanja treh umetnikov, odsihmal znanih kot Janez Janša, Janez Janša in Janez Janša.

Od letošnjega januarja do maja smo lahko uživali v branju artikuliranih in navdihujočih objav na blogu, s katerimi je Vuk Ćosić, znan tudi kot »No Land’s Man« in začetnik net.arta, redno dražil naše intelektualne brbončice, spodbujal in hranil našo radovednost. Z avtorskim vpogledom v tematike, kot so sodobna umetnost, poimenovanje, psevdonimi, multipla imena, neprava imena itd. je pospremil več kot 50 doslej neobjavljenih odlomkov, ki niso bili vključeni v končno verzijo filma Jaz sem Janez Janša.

Vpogledi, ki jih s svojim razmišljanjem omogočajo Mladen Dolar, Lev Kreft, Jan Fabre, Ubermorgen, Eva in Franco Mattes, Antonio Caronia, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Marco Deseriis, Geoff Cox, Catherine Soussloff in številni drugi, so zbrani TUKAJ:

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Janez Janša free at last https://janez.bitnik.org/janez-jansa-free-at-last-2/ https://janez.bitnik.org/janez-jansa-free-at-last-2/#respond Mon, 18 May 2015 11:45:28 +0000 http://www.mynameisjanezjansa.com/?p=53070

The director’s cut of My Name is Janez Janša is now available on-line for FREE with additional subtitles in English, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Czech and Croatian languages:

A special edition of the movie has been made for the Slovenian-speaking audience:

The liberation of the film is the final step of the triple publishing initiative [FREE] Janez Janša, a series of on-line publishing events inspired by the documentary film itself.

FREE Janez Janša started in December 2014 with the publishing of the essay What’s in a Name? by Slovenian philosopher, cultural theorist and film critic Mladen Dolar. The essay takes us on a philosophical joy ride through the name and naming as well as the name changing of the three artists known as Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša.

The second publishing event involved the launch of a special guest blog. From January to May 2015 the “No Land’s Man” and pioneer of net.art Vuk Ćosić teased our curiosity and stimulated our intellectual desire by presenting a series of articulated blog posts on topics such as Names, Pseudonyms, Multiple Names, Improper names, etc.. The posts also included over 50 clips that never made it into the final cut of the film My Name is Janez Janša.

Contributions by Jan Fabre, Ubermorgen, Eva and Franco Mattes, Antonio Caronia, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Mladen Dolar, Marco Deseriis, Geoff Cox, Catherine Soussloff, Lev Kreft and many others have been collected HERE.

Many thanks to Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, steirischer herbst, Graz, Artribune, and the platform Masters&Servers for supporting this project.
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What’s In a Name? https://janez.bitnik.org/whats-in-a-name/ https://janez.bitnik.org/whats-in-a-name/#respond Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:12:46 +0000 http://www.mynameisjanezjansa.com/?p=11165

For several years now, steirischer herbst has been accompanying Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša. It was with them we made our first major exhibition and published the book NAME Readymade back in 2008.

Now, we are back there: same festival, same gallery… Forum Stadtpark.

This time we take our documentary movie My Name is Janez Janša as the starting point for the project [FREE] Janez Janša, a series of on-line publishing events, presenting content and free materials related to the film which will be delivered to you over the next months: the first one is a brand new essay by Mladen Dolar. A special guest blog written by Vuk Ćosić will then be launched on January 6th 2015. And finally in April a FREE online release of the movie will be made available online to everyone with subtitles in seven languages. All of this thanks to our partners and friends from steirischer herbst and Artribune.

The essay What’s in a Name? by Mladen Dolar is already out. The Slovenian philosopher, cultural theorist and film critic gives us a philosophical joy-ride through the name and naming as well as name change of the three artists known as Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša.

You can get your free e-copy (pdf and ePub) or purchase your own printed booklet HERE. The Print on Demand copy doesn’t really cost much. Anyway, should you want to pay even less please visit us at the Aksioma | Project Space in Ljubljana or go to the steirischer herbst’s online shop and you’ll get it for 5 Euro only!

In about an hour we’ll be presenting Dolar’s new work for the first time in public at Forum Stadtpark introduced by the screening of our movie.

Here goes a short preview for our online followers… enjoy it!

Janez, Janez, Janez

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Janez Janša is Back Home! https://janez.bitnik.org/janez-jansa-is-back-home/ https://janez.bitnik.org/janez-jansa-is-back-home/#respond Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:39:01 +0000 http://www.mynameisjanezjansa.com/?p=9439

Dear supporters, dear followers,

It seamed I will never make it, but I’m finally back home!

It was tough hard and stressful. One just need to understand how the system works, persevere and never give up. That’s what I did and they finally let me go. I was the most happy man in the world when I could finally hug my family and my kids after such an odyssey. Now the nightmare is over. I’m back on tracks, ready to continue with renewed spirit and with more determination than before!

My friends and I celebrating the end of troubles at Heathrow Airport, 12 Dec 2014.

What happened?

Flights disrupted at Heathrow as computer failure caused chaos. My flight was delayed and missed the connection in Zurich. Had to spend the night there after cueing for hours to reschedule the flight and get a place to sleep. Exhausting…

No matter, the tour in UK was well worth it anyway. The screening of My Name is Janez Janša at the Royal College of Arts was well attended. Among the audience Richard Barbrook, Rod Dickinson and Bernadette Buckley, to spice up a bit the Q&A.

The main problem though is always the same: to make sure a local audience identifies at its best with the issue you are addressing. So this time we decided to help them a little:

Trust, Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2014

After London we moved to Kent for two more gigs: one at the UCR Canterbury and the other at the Turner Contemporary in Margate where we involved the local audience in an experiment related to our next project titled Trust.

To know what the project Trust is all about I’m afraid you’ll still have to wait a bit. For now, just know that we challenged the audience to give us their valid Credit Cards that we then signed (all three of our signatures on the back of each card) in front of their eyes.

Trust, Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2014

Thanks again to Emma Brasó and Ben Dalton for the impeccable organization and the quality audience they were able to involve!

Janez Janša

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Janša over the English Channel with his friends on tour https://janez.bitnik.org/jansa-over-the-english-channel-with-his-friends-on-tour/ https://janez.bitnik.org/jansa-over-the-english-channel-with-his-friends-on-tour/#respond Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:20:18 +0000 http://www.mynameisjanezjansa.com/?p=5253

Getting ready to leave for a series of presentations and events in the UK. The schedule is quite intensive but the entire mini-tour looks promising.

On MON 8 at 6.30pm we screen My Name is Janez Janša at the Royal College of Arts in London (Battersea) as part of the RCA Film Series 2014/15.
The venue is called, Gorvy Lecture Theatre and the event is open to all. No admission fee. After the screening we’ll be there spending some time answering questions from the audience. Thanks to our friend Ben Dalton for organizing this!

The day after we move to Canterbury where we’ll have a talk at the University for the Creative Arts as part of their Visiting Lecturer Series. The event, in the framework of the exhibition Despite Efficiency: Labour, will start at 12.45pm sharp at the Cragg Lecture Theatre. It’s mostly meant for all Fine Art BA and MA students, but I’m sure one can manage to sneak in easily, if she really wants…

And finally on December 10 we are at the Turner Contemporary in Margate where we present Name Readymade (lecture/performance starting at 6pm), the concept of Collateral Art we are developing in the last couple of years, and the outlines of Trust, the upcoming net-based project we are developing together with UCA Canterbury.
This event is part of the public programme designed in parallel to the exhibition English Magic by Jeremy Deller.

Special thanks to Emma Braso for the coordination of this challenging set of events. We are really looking forward!

Janez, Janez, Janez

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Umetniško sodelovanje z dr. Ivanom Štuhecom https://janez.bitnik.org/slovenianumetnisko-sodelovanje-z-dr-ivanom-stuhecom/ https://janez.bitnik.org/slovenianumetnisko-sodelovanje-z-dr-ivanom-stuhecom/#respond Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:05:13 +0000 http://www.mynameisjanezjansa.com/?p=2047

Četudi ni v navadi, da bi o projektih govorili v fazi priprave, se ne moremo upreti skušnjavi. V veliko veselje nam je, da lahko obvestimo umetniško in splošno javnost o novem umetniškem projektu Janeza Janše. Tokrat gre za tesno umetniško sodelovanje z dr. Ivanom Štuhecom, znanim slovenskim teologom in filozofom morale verjetno neutemeljeno povezanim z grobimi finančnimi malverzacijami mariborske nadškofije.

Projekt je nastal na pobudo dr. Štuheca, ki je v tedniku Družina predstavil temeljni umetniški koncept. Idejna skica skupnega projekta izpod peresa dr. Štuheca se tako glasi:
„Slovenska kulturna alternativa bi bila velika in angažirana, če bi se umetnik Janez Janša brez honorarja dal zapreti v kletko v Murglah.“
(Ivan Štuhec, „Antikrist in Đilas”, Družina, 09. 11. 2014)

Ta trenutek potekajo pogovori o drobnih, operativnih aspektih projekta, kot so avtorske pravice, izbira lokacije in podobno. (več o tem v pripetem pismu Družini)

Prvi rezultat sodelovanja z dr. Štuhecom je že pripravljen:

Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša
„Slovenska kulturna alternativa bi bila velika in angažirana, če bi se umetnik Janez Janša brez honorarja dal zapreti v kletko v Murglah.“, Ivan Štuhec, „Antikrist in Đilas”, Družina, 09. 11. 2014, triptih
Digitalni tisk, 37,22 x 18,86 cm
Edicija 10
Foto: Janez Janša
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Award! https://janez.bitnik.org/award/ https://janez.bitnik.org/award/#respond Sun, 04 May 2014 18:27:54 +0000 http://www.mynameisjanezjansa.com/?p=1439

The jury of the Red House Art Doc Prize (Casa Rossa Art Doc), composed by Marco Antonio Bazzocchi (chairman), Ermanno Cavazzoni, Chiara Lagani, Cesare Malfatti and Valentina Vannicola, has assigned the award for best documentary dedicated to the art to My name is Janez Janša by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša, with the following motivation:

For the construction of the documentary, constantly surprising, for the originality of the theme, treated in narrative form with a very broad philosophical value, but regarding at the same time very specific cases. The jury has recognized and appreciated the ironic gaze on contemporary art and its paradoxes; on politics and its vulnerability and on the way a performance can leave the boundaries of the art territory and spread its tentacles into the social sphere.

Founded in 1983, the Bellaria Film Festival is one of the first Italian festival dedicated to independent cinema.

None of the Janšas was present at the ceremony. The prize was received by the associate producer Giusi Santoro (POPcult).
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Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop https://janez.bitnik.org/beezow-doo-doo-zopittybop-bop-bop/ https://janez.bitnik.org/beezow-doo-doo-zopittybop-bop-bop/#respond Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:07:34 +0000 http://www.mynameisjanezjansa.com/?p=1312

It took Jeffrey Wilschke a while to save $300 to legally change his name in Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop, but he accomplished it Nov. 28 2011 in Dane County Circuit Court, Wisconsin. inflatable water slide Asked to give a reason for the name change on a court form, Beezow wrote, “I believe this is a much more fitting name for myself.”

In an interview, Beezow said his first name represents “the explosion of awareness of the interconnectedness of the infinite love in the universe.” Doo-doo “is the struggle of our daily lives with that awareness, that with love comes chaos.” Zopittybop-bop-bop “is the outcome of that struggle, which is often ironic, especially because all life ends in death.”

He is very particular about the way his name is capitalized and hyphenated because he says it came into his head just that way about two years ago. He isn’t very religious but believes in God and assumes a higher power was involved. “When I sing my name on the streets in a falsetto tone” — he stops to illustrate — “it has a spiritual resonance.”

After Beezow’s name went viral, people started writing songs about him and posting videos on YouTube. They say he looks like Jesus or a Johnny Depp character in a Tim Burton movie.

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Television Killed the Cinema Star https://janez.bitnik.org/television-killed-the-cinema-star/ https://janez.bitnik.org/television-killed-the-cinema-star/#respond Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:41:38 +0000 http://www.mynameisjanezjansa.com/?p=1193

19 March 2013. A special day for us. The day of the “Triplete” as José Mourinho would put it. Our movie My Name is Janez Janša was in fact screened in three different locations simultaneously: in a cinema hall in the town of Kranj, at the Oslo International Theaterfestival in Norway, and on TV SLO 1, the first channel of the Slovenian national television.

The TV screening happened at 9 pm, prime time, and got a share of 12.5 %, that correspond to 88.869 spectators. Not a bad result for a documentary movie. So… bravo Janša!

But, on the other hand, with this great shot, we lost the chance to screen further our doc at Kinodvor, the City Cinema of Ljubljana. Folks there maintain it makes no sense to keep it in their program after the TV broadcast.

Never mind. We are leaving Kinodvor after over 4 months of programming there and a total of 113 screenings.

Thanks Kinodvor for the professionalism and for the great experience. And thanks also to the TV SLO, of course. It was a pleasure to work with you!


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Janša’s second government ousted https://janez.bitnik.org/jansas-second-government-ousted/ https://janez.bitnik.org/jansas-second-government-ousted/#respond Sat, 16 Mar 2013 09:50:46 +0000 http://www.mynameisjanezjansa.com/?p=1175

Hi buddies, long time no write.

Have you thought you got rid of Janez Janša?
Sorry, to disappoint you… here I am, still, alive and kicking!

I wasn’t posting much on the English session of the blog in the last couple of months. I beg you pardon for this, but I was rather busy with the distribution of the movie all throughout Slovenia and following the actual political situation and the ongoing series of protests in various towns in this country, demanding the resignation of political elites, including Janša (the politician) and several members of his cabinet.

Recently Janša’s second government was ousted in a vote of non-confidence.

Photo: Radio Študent

How did this happen?


In January 2013, the 2012–2013 Investigation Report on the parliamentary parties’ leaders by Commission for the Prevention of Corruption of the Republic of Slovenia revealed that Janez Janša and Zoran Janković systematically and repeatedly violated the law by failing to properly report their assets. It revealed his purchase of one of the real-estate was indirectly co-funded by a construction firm, a major government contractor. It showed that his use of funds in the amount of at least 200.000 EUR, coming from unknown origin, exceeded both his income and savings.
Immediately after the release of the report, Civic List issued an ultimatum to Janša’s party to find another party member to serve as a new PM. Since Janša was ignoring the report and his party didn’t offer any replacement for him, all three coalition parties and their leaders left the government within weeks and were subjected to ad hominem attacks by Janez Janša who accused the SLS’s leader Radovan Žerjav of being “the worst (economics) minister in history of Slovenia”, while the leader of the Civic List Gregor Virant has been mocked by Janša as engaging in “virantovanje” (a word game on kurentovanje, a Slovenian carnival festival). On 27 February 2013, Janša’s government fell, following a vote of no confidence over allegations of corruption and an unpopular austerity programme in the midst of the country’s recession. Positive Slovenia‘s Alenka Bratušek was elected as the Prime Minister-designate to form a new government. Foreign media noted that it will be difficult for Bratušek to form a new government and questioned whether she would continue with the reforms initiated by Janša’s government. Janša’s government has replaced experts in various state agencies, such as the Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency, that were previously staffed by a renowned professor Ivan Prebil, an expert in car collision research, Vesna Kerstin Petrič, herself an expert in car crash injuries research, and Tomaž Tollazzi, an expert in roundabout civil engineering, by members of SDS without any expertise in the field, such as Mirko Brnič Jager from a local SDS branch in Ljubljana, Borut Kurmanšek from a local SDS branch in Domžale, Damjan Meško from a local SDS branch in Žalec, and Robert Sever from a local SDS branch in Pivka.

Click, Janez

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