Zelenci

I just realized that I didn’t post any photos from my trip to Zelenci, at the start of September. So a bit late, but I think it still counts, since photos are photos and it doesn’t matter when they were taken since it is landscape photography… =)
So there you go, some photos from a beautiful place called Zelenci, located in Gorenjska region of Slovenia, and this is actually one of the springs of Sava river.

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54th October Salon in Belgrade, Serbia

As I said in my previous blog post, I’ve been very busy lately. One of the things that occupied me the most, was a video project curated by Red Min(e)d group. I was invited to make a video documentation of some events and debates during the first few days after opening of 54th October Salon, a modern art exhibition in Belgrade, Serbia.
At first I was a bit scared, because I always have this feeling that I’m not up to the task, I see what could go wrong, I see so many reasons why I shouldn’t accept the offer and so on. But then I realized that I already did this sort of job for the same group last year and obviously they liked what I did, otherwise they wouldn’t ask me to do this one more time. So yes, I accepted the offer, because I knew this is a great opportunity and also it was quite a big step for me, because this is the first project out of school, that wasn’t in Slovenia. It is one step closer to my dream – have a job that allows you to travel, see new places and meet new people. And that is exactly what it was.
I was in Belgrade for only four days (actually it was more like three full days) and I was very busy most of the time, so I didn’t have much time for sightseeing, but I didn’t mind. I loved the feeling of being in some large city for the first time, seeing new streets and buildings just by passing by while going to the location of exhibition, having contact with local people… But what gave me even more inspiration was meeting all these international artist, just listening to their stories, about their art works and even to actually talk with some of them. It really inspired me and made me want to create more art, to dare more…
So yes, I’m very grateful for this opportunity. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it, because this experience really was priceless.
You can check a playlist of videos I made there.

Main hall of the building with exhibition
Main hall of the building with exhibition

Free time spent cycling along Sava river in Belgrade
Free time spent cycling along Sava river in Belgrade

Alumnus Primus recognition

I’ve been very busy lately, more blog posts and info coming soon… For now let me just write a short post about a recognition I got yesterday. I am the first graduate of my generation of program Digital Arts and Practices at School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, so that is why I was nominated and got a recognition Alumnus Primus.
It doesn’t feel like I achieved something special, but when you are at the event and you get some fancy paper in your hands it kind of does feel like maybe you did achieve something that you should be proud of. =)

Boštjan Potokar, dean of School of Arts; Me; Valerija Zabret (got recognition Alumnus Optimus); Rene Potokar, Program Director at School of Arts
Boštjan Potokar, dean of School of Arts; Me; Valerija Zabret (got recognition Alumnus Optimus); Rene Potokar, Program Director at School of Arts