This screening is part of a body of work in to pseudonymity at the Royal College of Art by doctoral researchers Ben Dalton and Emma Brasó and is supported by the Royal College of Art Film Night Series, the University for the Creative Arts and the AHRC Creative Exchange. The film night marks the beginning of a week-long residency by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša at the Herbert Read Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury with a special event on the 10th of December at Turner Contemporary, Margate.
Janez Janša, director of the film:
"The idea for this documentary sprang from a personal experience. In 2007, I legally changed my name, together with two other Slovenian artists, to Janez Janša. Janez Janša was the Prime Minister of Slovenia at the time and suddenly there were more Janez Janšas acting together within the same physical and media space. The system of reference of names started to crack … This made me reflect on issues such as identity vs identification, multiplicity vs multiplication, the name as an interface between the private and the public, and the personal name as a brand."