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Strange Culture documents the surreal nightmare of internationally-acclaimed artist and professor Steve Kurtz which began when his wife Hope died in her sleep of heart failure. Police who responded to Kurtz’s 911 call deemed Kurtz’s art suspicious and called the FBI. Within hours the artist was detained as a suspected "bioterrorist" as dozens of federal agents in Hazmat suits sifted through his work and impounded his computers, manuscripts, books, his cat, and even his wife’s body.

The film premiered January 19, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival was also shown in the 2007 Berlin Film Festival.

Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson
Starring Tilda Swinton, Thomas Jay Ryan, Peter Coyote, Josh Kornbluth
Music by The Residents
Running time 75 min.
Language English

Lynn Hershmann Leeson is a filmmaker and new media artist who has been awarded the Siemens-Medienkunstpreis award from the ZKM, Karlsruhe, as well as the Golden Nica Prize at the 1999 Ars Electronica.


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  • Boštjan Čadež - PD4

    From 19 December 2017 to 5 January 2018

    VR Installation

    Exhibition opening: TUE, 19 December 2017 at 7 pm

    Free entrance

    Aksioma Project Space
    Komenskega 18, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • My Name is Janez Janša

    Wednesday 10 January 2018 at 19:30

    Documentary screening

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    After the screening:
    JANEZ JANŠA AND BEYOND
    book presentation

    With: Mladen Dolar, Jela Krečič in Robert Pfaller

    The event is a part of the accompanying programme of the exhibition Janez Janša® .

    Kinodvor
    Kolodvorska 13, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • New World Order

    From 12 January 2018 to 9 February 2018

    Group exhibition

    Exhibition opening and talk by curators Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett: WED, 11 January 2018 at 7 pm

    Participating artists: Jaya Klara Brekke, Pete Gomes, Rob Myers, O’Khaos, Paul Seidler, Paul Kolling, Max Hampshire, Lina Theodorou and xfx (a.k.a. Ami Clarke)

    Free entrance

    Aksioma Project Space
    Komenskega 18, Ljubljana, Slovenia