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The idea for this documentary sprang from a personal experience. Five years ago I legally changed my name to Janez Janša together with two other Slovenian artists. Janez Janša was the Prime Minister of Slovenia at the time and suddenly there were more Janez Janšas acting together within the same physical and media space.

SYNOPSIS
In the documentary individuals, artists and academics from all over the world share their thoughts about the meaning and purpose of one’s name from both private and public perspectives. Reasons for changing one's name are explored as the film draws references from history, popular culture and individual experiences, leading us to the artistic case of a name change that caused a stir in the small country of Slovenia and beyond.

In 2007, I and two other artists joined the conservative Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) and officially changed our names into the name of the leader of the party, the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Janša. While each of us changed our names for personal reasons, the boundaries between our lives and our art merged in numerous and unforeseen ways.
Signified as an artistic gesture this particular name change provoked a wide range of interpretations in art circles in Slovenia and abroad as well as among journalists and the general public. From banter to conspiracy - you name it, they've named it.

THE NAMES
This documentary features a great deal of internationally known artists, theoreticians, and scholars. Among them are UBERMORGEN.COM, Vuk Ćosić, Franco and Eva Mattes, Jan Fabre, Stephen Kovats, Tim Etchells, Vaginal Davis, Mladen Dolar, Miroslav Košuta, Blaž Lukan, and, last but not least… Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša.

But wait, your name can appear in the film's credits, too!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The documentary is in its post-production phase, which needs some financial strengthening in order to finish the film and reach its audiences worldwide. Filmed in both English and Slovene languages, with a touch of Italian, Croatian, Spanish and French, so far the documentary is subtitled in English and Slovenian languages. We would like to raise € 6,000 for:
- finishing the sound mix,
- postproduction of the international cinematographic version and adaptation of the English version for shorter television format,
- DCP (Digital Cinema Package) copies of the film and HDcam copies for all 4 versions of the film (SLO, ENG, 67 min, 53 min),
- translation of the film (dialogues and graphics) into other languages and
- festivals' applications.

You can find out more about the film and all of the Janez Janšas at www.mynameisjanezjansa.com!

 

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My Name Is Janez Janša

My name is Janez Janša

My Name Is Janez Janša

My Name Is Janez Janša

Raised €7,185
of €6,000
100% funded Conseguido!
'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 5 years ago, when three artists officially changed their names into the name of the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Janša. I am one of them.
'My name is Janez Janša' es un documental sobre nombres y cambios de nombre, concentrándose en uno en particular que tuvo lugar hace 5 años, cuando tres artistas se cambiaron oficialmente sus nombres a los del primer ministro de Eslovenia, Janez Janša. Yo soy uno de ellos.
'My Name Is Janez Janša' è un film documentario incentrato su un cambio di nome piuttosto unico e particolare avvenuto 5 anni fa, quando tre artisti hanno cambiato ufficialmente i loro nomi assumendo tutti e tre quello del Primo Ministro Sloveno in carica: Janez Janša. Io sono uno di loro....
'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 5 years ago, when three artists officially changed their names into the name of the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Janša. I am one of them.

Thanks! This crowdfunding campaign ended on May 20, 2012.

 
  • Pledging €12
    27 PATRONS

    You'll get 'Special Thanks' credit on the film, on the film's website and social media.

  • Pledging €18
    27 PATRONS

    You'll be able to download the file of the documentary »My name is Janez Janša« and be among the first to see it + You'll get 'Special Thanks' credit on the film, on the film's website and social media.

  • Pledging €25
    65 PATRONS

    You'll get a copy of the limited edition DVD of »My name is Janez Janša« autographed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas + 'Special Thanks' credit on the film, on the film's website and social media.

  • Pledging €40
    36 PATRONS

    [ENG]
    You'll get one of 4 exclusive T-shirts of your choice + A copy of the limited edition DVD of »My name is Janez Janša« autographed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas + 'Special Thanks' credit on the film, on the film's website and social media.

  • Pledging €70
    11 PATRONS

    You'll get a 20x30 cm photo print of the artistic action »Mt. Triglav on Mt. Triglav« as seen in the film, certified and signed by 3 authors (non framed) + One of 4 exclusive T-shirts of your choice + A copy of the limited edition DVD of »My name is Janez Janša« autographed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas + 'Special Thanks' credit on the film, on the film's website and social media.

  • Pledging €100
    13 PATRONS

    You'll get one of the following books of your choice, with personal dedication and autographs of the 3 artists Janez Janšas: »Janez Janša Biografija« (SLO language) as seen in the film or »Name Readymade« (ENG language) with essays from participants of the film or »Signature« (SLO & ENG) from the 3 artists Janez Janšas + A copy of the »Letter to the Prime Minister Janez Janša« as seen in the film, signed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas (SLO and ENG version available) + A 20x30 cm photo print of the artistic action »Mt. Triglav on Mt. Triglav« as seen in the film, certified and signed by 3 authors (non framed) + One of 4 exclusive T-shirts of your choice + A copy of the limited edition DVD of »My name is Janez Janša« autographed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas + 'Special Thanks' credit on the film, on the film's website and social media.

  • Pledging €240
    1 PATRONS

    You'll get 5 copies of the limited edition DVD of »My name is Janez Janša« autographed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas + All 4 exclusive T-shirts + All 3 books with personal dedication and autographed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas: »Janez Janša Biografija« (SLO language) as seen on the film, and »Name Readymade« (ENG language) with essays from participants of the film, and »Signature« (SLO & ENG) from the 3 artists Janez Janšas + A copy of the »Letter to the Prime Minister Janez Janša« as seen in the film, signed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas (SLO and ENG version available) + 'Special Thanks' credit on the film, on the film's website and social media.

  • Pledging €1,000
    1 PATRONS

    You'll become an exclusive owner of one of the triptychs from the artwork »Signature« certified and signed by 3 authors + You'll get a copy of the
    limited edition DVD of »My name is Janez Janša« autographed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas + one of 4 exclusive T-shirts of your choice + All 3 books with personal dedication and autographed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas: »Janez Janša Biografija« (SLO language) as seen on the film, and »Name Readymade« (ENG language) with essays from participants of the film, and »Signature« (SLO & ENG) from the 3 artists Janez Janšas + A copy of the »Letter to the Prime Minister Janez
    Janša« as seen in the film, signed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas (SLO and ENG version available) + 'Special Thanks' credit on the film, on the film's website and
    social media.

  • Pledging €3,700
    THERE ARE 2 REWARDS LEFT (OF 2)

    You'll become an exclusive owner of the triptych artwork »Mt. Triglav on Mt. Triglav« certified and signed by 3 authors (edition of 3 - One is part of the permanent collection of the Museum for Contemporary Art Metelkova) + You'll get 'Associate Producer' Credit on the film, on the film's website and social media + 5 copies of the limited edition DVD of »My name is Janez Janša« autographed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas + All 4 exclusive T-shirts + All 3 books with personal dedication and autographed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas: »Janez Janša Biografija« (SLO language) as seen on the film, and »Name Readymade« (ENG language) with essays from participants of the film, and »Signature« (SLO & ENG) from the 3 artists Janez Janšas + A copy of the »Letter to the Prime Minister Janez Janša« as seen in the film, signed by the 3 artists Janez Janšas (SLO and ENG version available).

Thanks! This crowdfunding campaign ended on May 20, 2012.

 

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Janez Janša / AKSIOMA
>>>ENG>>> I am a conceptual artist, performer, producer and the co-founder of Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art in Ljubljana. You can find out more about me and my work at www.aksioma.org. ... Read more
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