Ulay Performing Life
by Damjan Kozole, 
Slovenia 2013, 91'
WRITTEN BYTevž Logar   SOUND: Julij Zornik
PHOTOGRAPHY: Matjaž Mrak   PRODUCTION: Vertigo Film
EDITING: Jurij Moškon   DISTRIBUTION: I wonder
MUSIC: Silence   LANGUAGE: English

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2014

When asked what moved him to allow this film to be produced, Ulay -a pioneer of body and performance art who for a long time was companion of Marina Abramović- answered that an artist becomes a lot more interesting when he’s about to die. He received a cancer diagnosis a few months before filming began. The documentary follows him from Slovenia to Berlin, New York to Amsterdam (where he spent his youth), and becomes an opportunity to re-live forty years, meeting friends and artists who knew him -Marina Abramović, Chuck Close, New York gallerist Sean Kelly, director of Performa RoseLee Goldberg- and the editing of archival footage of his works and performances: a genuine cinematic diary to discover what he built and what he’ll leave behind.

Damjan Kozole 
Born Brežice, Slovenia 1964, is an award-winning filmmaker whose directing credits include the 2003 critically acclaimed Spare Parts and 2009 worldwide released Slovenian Girl, among others. Spare Parts was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 53rd Berlin International Film Festival. In 2005, a Kozole film retrospective took place in the United States and Canada, hosted by the American Film Institute. In 2012 he received Lifetime Achievement Award at the Rome Film Festival.


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