LAZNIA 1 2012 - The Intermediality of Images and Politics:

This major video retrospective of works by these Slovenian artists in Poland is being organized to mark thirty years of creative activity.

Marina Gržinić and Aina Šmid have been working together producing video since 1982. Previously they belonged to the alternative/underground music scene in the former Yugoslavia, where they combined performance art and punk culture. The artists’ shared output includes more than 40 video art projects, video installations, films, documentaries, TV programs and new media installations. The artists have presented their work at more than 100 video festivals and new media exhibitions around the world. They have received numerous prestigious awards and honours for their artistic achievements. Marina Gržinić is an artist and professor at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Ljubljana. Aina Šmid is an artist, contributing editor of an art-design magazine, and art historian in Ljubljana.

Katarzyna Kosmala is a professor of cultural studies and media art at the University of the West of Scotland in the UK. She does research in cooperation with the Centre of Gender Excellence (GEXcel) at the Department of Gender Studies at Linköping University and Örebro University in Sweden and with the Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro. She is a curator and contemporary art critic, and regularly writes articles on video art and new media. She lives in Edinburgh.


The show will travel from Gdańsk to Glasgow in Great Britain, where during the multi-media event Translating Russian and East European Cultures it will be presented at the Centre for Contemporary Art on 28–29 September.


Moscow Portraits (1990) video 12 min 11 sec

Luna 10 (1994) video 10 min 35 sec

Post-socialism + Retro avant-garde + Irwin (1997) video 22 min 05 sec

Cindy Sherman (1984) video 3 min

The Girl with Orange (1987) video 9 min 35 sec

Naked freedom (2010) video  19 min 50 sec


Total running time 77 min 16 sec

More information about the event

Municipal Institution of Culture