Projekt: rak

Project cancer

  • Documentary Film
  • 91’
  • 2013
  • Slovenia

The camera follows Ulay, a radical conceptual artist from Amsterdam, for a whole year. Ulay was a pioneer of body art, performance art and polaroid art; he was a transvestite, a half man - half woman, a social activist, but he is most famous for his years long collaboration with Marina Abramović and their performances that have achieved iconic status. In 2009, Ulay moved to Ljubljana. When talks a

The camera follows Ulay, a radical conceptual artist from Amsterdam, for a whole year. Ulay was a pioneer of body art, performance art and polaroid art; he was a transvestite, a half man - half woman, a social activist, but he is most famous for his years long collaboration with Marina Abramović and their performances that have achieved iconic status. In 2009, Ulay moved to Ljubljana. When talks and plans on the film were already under way, Ulay was diagnosed with cancer, and all plans changed. The first scenes were shot in November 2011 at the Ljubljana Institute of Oncology, where Ulay was receiving chemotherapy. When his health slightly improved, he decided to visit his friends around the world and the camera followed him on this so called farewell journey: to Berlin for the premiere of Marina's film, then to New York and finally to his own city, Amsterdam. Ulay treats this illness as his biggest and most important project ever, hence the title of the film Project: Cancer.

Writing

screenwriter

Direction

director

Production

producer

Cinematography

director of photography

Editing

film editor

Sound design

sound designer
DI producer

production

music performance
Alternative title
Project cancer (english)
Production countries
Slovenia
Languages
bosnian, english, slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 // 16:9
Duration and length
91 minutes
Colour
Colour (some sequences in b/w)
Sound
stereo
Screening formats
digital DCP
Budget
Budget estimate
145,490 EUR
Grants
70,000 EUR
public call / for Audio-visual Projects
2012

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