Newsreel 65 – “We have too much things in heart…”

A series of video fragments accompanied by a booklet with contributions by Tara Najd Ahmadi, Andreja Hribernik, Jošt Franko, Ciril Oberstar, and Andrej Šprah

Edited by Nika Autor

2021
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Moderna galerija

Nika Autor is a Slovenian artist and a member of the Newsreel Front (Obzorniška Fronta), an informal collective active in the fields of film theory and art practice. Autor’s practice consists primarily in experimental videos and documentary films, film essays, photographs, collages, drawings, and spatial video installations. The focus of her work is research into invisibilities/inaudibilities in relation to concealed topics of the forgotten past and the silenced present. The project Newsreel 65 – “We have too much things in heart…” is a collection of 21 video fragments and audio materials, functioning as an ongoing, open archive accompanied by a booklet, Newsreel Shreds. It provides a broken insight into a place where refugees daily try to cross the border of the European Union, and into the solidarity of the local community. In Newsreel 65, Autor again broaches refugee topics. Moderna galerija has collaborated with the artist in many other, related projects (e.g., with The Train of Shadows, Autor represented Slovenia at the 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia in 2017; If the Forests Could Talk, They Would Dry Up with Sadness was her solo show at the +MSUM in 2022). Newsreel 65 is included in Our Many Europes e-learning materials because it enables a genuine and empathic encounter with people who have not lost their humour, humanity, and hope despite being trapped in no-man’s land between Bosnia-and-Herzegovina and Croatia due to the cynical rules of the EU bureaucracy.

The publication can be found here.