Gola pomlad (Bare Spring) (1987)

“I’ve learned everything by watching. Without those pictures we wouldn’t exist either,” says the male protagonist, in reply to his friend’s question about his cross-dressing habits. This “road video,” dedicated to the “road movies” of Wim Wenders, aims to portray the sensibility and specificity of the 1980’s rock generation in Slovenia / ex-Yugoslavia. The identity of this generation was represented, not through the psychology of an individual, but through the formation of a new visual and cultural space, via the recycling of stereotypes. Bare Spring also includes stereotypical, prototypical and typical images of women from Grzinic / Smid’s in collaboration with Mandic earlier video work Cindy Sherman, or Hysteria’s Production Presents a Reconstruction of Sherman’s Photographs (1984).
BARE SPRING, U-matic, 4 min. colour; produced by ATV, Ljubljana,1987
Original title: Gola pomlad
Directed, written by
Marina Grzinic & Aina Smid
Actors: Borut Mauhler and Mare Mlacnik
Camera by Andrej Lupinc
Sound by Jurij Korenc
Edited by Marjan Osole Max
Costumography by
Marina Grzinic & Aina Smid
Language: Slovenian; subtitles: English
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