Its just been confirmed that the funding has been awarded to Fertility Fest for next year. Well done to Jessica Hepburn! This means that I will definitely be doing a workshop with The National Theatre – week commencing 26th February 2018, and also a talk in London about my work on May 12th 2018, for … More More good news regarding my artworks
LIP 29th ANNUAL EXHIBITION THE OLD TRUMAN BREWERY Unit 11, Dray Walk, London E1 6QL Located at street level, off of Brick Lane (MAP) Open Wed-Sun 11am-6pm; Mon 11am-5pm; Tue 11am-3pm 6-12 December 2017 I have one photo in this exhibition. From my project- “My Father’s land”
Song, “Mary, help us for all time” Posting in honour of my Dad. Died on May 11th, 2017 Mary pomagaj nam sleherni čas, is according to Dad, the song they sang at his brothers funeral, during the war. It also happens to be the song they used to sing when they were refugees in Austria and what … More Marija pomagaj nam sleherni čas (Mary help us for all time)
I have included a link about an article about good and evil. It talks about empathy and psychopathy but also how ordinary people do evil things and how empathy isn’t enough, as some people turn away to protect themselves. It relates to both my project about my father and also my project about childlessness. It … More What Science Tells Us About Good and Evil – www.nationalgeographic.com
The first of my photos about my father’s story. This is an experiment and may not be the finished photo, but it’s a start at trying to show what happened. I was lucky to get hold of some of Dad’s diaries, written when he was sixteen and with a death sentence on the whole … More “Go ahead and shoot the devil”
I’m amazed, I only started Slovenian evening classes in September, to help me with the project about my father and to try and have a conversation with him in Slovenian before he dies. Well, I have just looked over my posts and was astonished to find I understood some of the quotes that I wrote … More Learning Slovenian
I was recently back in Slovenia, doing more research about the war and trying to start some photography. This time I found that it was really difficult to tackle the subject without causing offense. I’m also seen as a tourist, which is odd because I see Slovenia as part of my family history and a second … More A strange kind of tourist.
Looking at the video, I can’t help wonder if I’m being cruel to show the files to him. Although he did want to see them. Hopefully, it will be better next week when we go over his diaries.
How I wish I could understand Slovenian to read my father’s diaries and police files! I’m learning but it’s going to take some years. In the meantime, I will have to use a translator. It may be quite a job, as my father used a mixture of languages, mostly Slovenian, including very old words not … More My father’s State Police files and diaries written during the war at age 16.