Jože Slaček 



Jože Slaček is an artist and creator working in the field of video, animation, and multimedia. In the 1980s, he was an active member of the creative group Inkriminalni kolektiv and a member of the anarcho-punk group Anarchromixz. During this period, he was mainly involved in photography, created by scratching the film, graffiti, and short comics, but later, he was attracted to the creation of cartoons and videos. In the early 1990s, he began to focus on computer art, organizing several series of screenings and presentations as part of the Virtual Reality program, and later also the series Theory of Contemporary Art. He is the first artist in Slovenia to continuouslywork in the field of intermedia art (since 1993) regularly, organizing lectures, screenings, exhibitions, and festivals. He is the initiator of international festivals of computer arts in Maribor, the first of which took place in 1995  He has been involved in numerous productions and book projects (Cyberfeminism, In the Insides of a Computer, Stelarc, The Future of Computer Art – 10 Years MFRU). From 1995 to 2008, he was the head and the occasional selector of the MFRU festival. He also participated in creating the MFRU hyperfilm and constructing the AV archive of the Computer Arts Festival. In 2009, he implemented the projects MFRU TV – Web TV, Robot Store, and Virtual Organisms. He participated organizationally and authorially in the implementation of VR projects – spaces and forms, hyperFacade on the facade of the Cultural Incubator, Museum of Robots (together with Meta Kordiš and UGM), nanoArt, and Cyber Theater.