12:30pm – 1:45pm
Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša – My Name is Janez Janša (Slovenia, 2014)
68 minutes | Segal Theatre
Slovene with English subtitles
My Name is Janez Janša is a documentary film about names and name changes, focusing on one particular and rather unique name change that took place in 2007, when three Slovenian artists officially changed their names to the name of the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Janša.
For Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša, life, artistic practice, theoretical reflection and political involvement are not divided. For almost 10 years now, through their work, they have been building a complex narrative structure on topics such as proper names, identity and the signature, particularly focusing on the legal aspect of art practices and on the political imaginary in law. The central characteristic of their production is an ambivalence on multiple layers, crossing the borders of formal and media conventions.