Barbara Kapelj

Photo: Nada Žgank / Archive: City of Women

Biography

 

Barbara Kapelj Osredkar (1974) is an author, director and set and costume designer.
Her most acclaimed works include The Tasks of Women: Hemming, Knitting, Weaving, Sewing (2000), A.D. Anno Demoni (2002), Drive (2005), The City of Sights (2006), the audio-visual installations Ours and Yours (2008), Knitting (2009), One Day and One Night (2011) and Explosion (2011). Her co-authored projects Kapelj – Semenič v sestavljanju (2012, in collaboration with Simona Semenič) and The Debt of RS (2013) were selected for the Slovene Drama Week programme; the latter is also part of the accompanying programme of Maribor Theatre Festival. In 2011, she presented at the City of Women the performance T-Shit, and in 2012, the project Dear Duša. She currently lives and works in Oslo, Norway.

 

Between the years 2013 and 2014 she lived in Oslo, where she participated in the performances "Nok en Same" and "Jeg er eneste som var på manen", and worked in the Ø-zone association, where she represented the Slovenian film and literary heritage. For the City of Women Festival, together with Leja Jurišić and Teja Reba, in 2013, a living monument was set up to 141 important women from Slovenian history under the title "I Walk Behind you and I Watch you". There she explored the areas of Ljubljana marked by these women and provided an artistic guide to these locations. In autumn 2014, she designed the visual and dramatic image of Simona Semenič's "43 Happy Ends" projects in New York, and "Second Time" at the City of Women, and she was the scene designer of the play "The Antichrist." In December 2014 she presented the authorial project " Do you dig? ", Together with the writer and musician Damir Avdic, and spoke about the fate and problems of migrants. In the series Forgotten 2015, on RTV Slovenia, she appeared in the lead role in the documentary about Lili Novy "On her paths". In 1993, she received the Sever Prize for her work in performing arts.

 

Artwork

Art event

Documentation

Umetniška dela

Type Intervention art
Date 5 October 2005
City of production Ljubljana
Format 720x576
Duration 30:15

Type Public sculpture, Public art
Date 2013
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1920x1080
Duration 09:02

The project problematizes the low presence and representation of women in public spaces. It derives from a simple question: if the Slovenian capital has as many as 360 monuments of local significance, what is the number of annotations mentioning[]

Type Public art
Date 23 October 2013
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1920x1080
Duration 05:09

The project problematizes the low presence and representation of women in public spaces. It derives from a simple question: if the Slovenian capital has as many as 360 monuments of local significance, what is the number of annotations mentioning[]

Type Public art, Guided tour
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1920x1080
Duration 10:46

The project problematizes the low presence and representation of women in public spaces. It derives from a simple question: if the Slovenian capital has as many as 360 monuments of local significance, what is the number of annotations mentioning[]

Type Documentary theatre
Date 25 March 2013
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1920x1080
Duration 06:06

Štefka Drolc and Iva Zupančič; two brilliant Slovene theatre and film actresses, meet in a forest of memories where they talk about their lives. They go back to their childhood, their youth, to the source of their creative efforts. They[]

Type Concert, Contemporary dance
Date 8 November 2011 – 10 November 2011
City of production Ljubljana
Production Gledališče Glej

“Man is only an experiment, opposed by time, inevitability, fate and a stupid, constantly growing stronger prerogative of numbers. Humanity will kill man.” (Marguerite Yourcenar)

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Type Interactive installation, Public art
Date 28 October 2004
City of production Ljubljana
Production Sezam in Junina hiša
Format 720x576
Duration 13:15

"As a child I often wondered whether there truly is a benevolent God who sees everything, and how he manages to do that, how does he not forget anything: not the movement of a cloud in the sky, not all the movements and steps of every one[]

Date 5 October 2007
City of production Ljubljana
Format 720x576
Duration 01:39

Type Action
Date 7 October 2011
City of production Ljubljana
Format 1080x1920
Duration 02:59

 

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Type Documentary theatre
Date 10 October 2012
City of production Ljubljana
Format 720x576
Duration 76:31

 

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