Fruits of our Land

Film, SI, 2013, 11′ 43″
// in English //

The film was shot specifically for For our Economy and Culture, Jasmina Cibic’s project for the Slovenian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennial that explored issues around national representation and its framing. The film presents a recreation of a 1957 parliamentary debate set up to decide which artworks might be suitable (i.e. nationally representative enough) to ‘decorate’ the newly built People’s Assembly. It dramatizes the power paradigms inherent in the systems of authority as well as the contradictions present in the transmutation of a national identity from past to present, place to place.

Film is part of the group exhibition Cheers to Women! 25 Years of Film and Video, screened at the marathon Cheers to Women! in Kinoteka.

Tickets: €2


Production: MGML / Galerija Škuc, 2013; director: Jasmina Cibic; director of photography: Mark Carey; script: edited from the transcripts of the parliamentary debate of the Committee for the review of artistic works, 1957; actors: Daša Doberšek, Gregor Gruden, Branko Jordan, Marko Mandić, Pia Zemljič, Grega Zorc; editor: Michelle Deignan; music: Filip Sijanec; sound: Pip Norton.

Date and time of event: 
Oct 03rd 20:00
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