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DIASPORA

Venue: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport

Daily, between 8 and 13 December 2008

 

Diaspora is an inter-media work set up in an airport building. The artists use the format of video, audio and graphic announcements presented on flight information video displays, through public address systems and on graphic displays. The short messages suggest the state of the local community in the wider economic or political sense. This work is part of a series of inter-media projects about migrations that the authors have been working on since 2002. 

Format: 

Video – FIDS (Flight Information Display System); a series of 60-second video clips   

Audio – PA (public announcement), a series of 30-second audio spots 

Graphics – informational graphic notices 

Language – Slovene / English

Tours for passengers:

ARRIVALS: video – 1/ FIDS arrivals, audio – public announcement

DEPARTURES: video – 2 /FIDS departures, 3/ FIDS departures SCH, 4/ FIDS first floor, near border control, audio – public announcement 

Content:

Diaspora / dispersion, dia-spore, 

prefix: through, across       root: spore – meaning seed, semen or reproductive cell   

The term diaspora is explained as planting, insemination, embryo.

“The term diaspora refers to any group of people sharing a common ethnic identity who were either forced to leave or voluntarily left their settled territory, and became residents in areas often far removed from their homeland. Diaspora is the opposite of nomadic lifestyle. Diaspora’s cultural development often assumes a different course compared to the population in the original place of settlement and tends to vary between remotely separated communities in culture, traditions and other factors.

The video clips were made in Berlin, Sarajevo, Hong Kong and the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. The audio spots are excerpts of the general terms connected to diaspora. The opinions of a member of the local community and a state institution are also used. 

 

Colophon:

Authors: Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman, www.cona.si
Narrators: Jelena Ličanin, Matic Munc

Production: Maska, producer: Tina Dobnik
Co-production: Cona
Partner: Aerodrom Ljubljana, d. d.
For the festival East Dance Academy

The project was supported by the City of Ljubljana, Department for Culture.