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Andrej Zdravič

Andrej Zdravič is the author of the installation Secrets of Soča. It’s home is at Dom Trenta (Triglav National Park Information Centre), where it has been a permanent exhibit since June 1995.


Andrej Zdravič (1952, Ljubljana) is an independent filmmaker, sound and media artist. He was educated in Ljubljana, Algiers and Buffalo, taking his BA (1975) and MA Degrees (1980) in Media Study at State University of New York/Buffalo. He was awarded a special recognition for artistic achievement (Doctoral Degree equivalent) from the Ljubljana University in 2006.
He taught at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and San Francisco State University and has been a Visiting Filmmaker at more than 30 others, including Stanford University, Royal College of Art, London, Malmö University, University College Falmouth in Cornwall and the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana.

He lived and worked in New York City in the years 1975-80 and in San Francisco during 1980-97. He was closely associated with the San Francisco Exploratorium, Museum of Science, Art & Human Perception, where he developed his video installation Water Waves-Time Horizon, a permanent exhibit since 1993.

Since his first film in 1973, inspired by music and nature, he has made over 27 independent films and soundtracks, and several Time Horizon installations focusing on the energies and spiritual aspects of natural phenomena, and has been commissioned to make a number of educational and scientific films (earth sciences, microsurgical transplantation).

His works have been screened in over 150 one-man shows and presentations across USA and Europe; in retrospectives at Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Cankarjev dom Cultural Centre/Slovenian Cinematheque (Ljubljana); in over 120 group shows and festivals, among others, in the United Arab Emirates, India, Brazil and Argentina, and broadcast on ARTE, KCET/PBS Los Angeles, ZDF, RAISAT, TV Slovenia - they were seen by more than 3 million viewers. He represented Slovenia at the World EXPO’98 in Lisbon and the Venice Biennale 1999.

He is the recipient of several awards, among others, the Western States Media Arts Fellowship, the National Science Foundation award (USA), and the Prešeren Fund national art Award (Slovenia).
Since 1997 he mostly works in Slovenia and Europe. In recent years he has been especially involved in his extensive feature film project - The Forest.


Independent Films (selected)
All Films: Film/Sound Producer, Writer, Director, Camera, Editing, Sound-Music Recording & Composition: Andrej Zdravič

ORIGIN   2001 24’ sound 16mm/BetaSP
OBON   2001 6’ sound 16mm/BetaSP   
HEARTBEAT   2000 9.5’ sound BetaSP
RIVERGLASS (V steklu reke)   1997 41’ sound BetaSP
TOKYO TSUKIJI   1994 13’ sound BetaSP 
OCEAN BEAT   1990 60’ sound 16mm  
RESTLESS   1987 12’ sound 16mm   
KRES (Bonfire)   1987 5’ sound 16mm   
AIRBORNE   1987 10’ sound 16mm   
AIR TRIO   1985 18’ sound 16mm   
ANASTOMOSIS   1982 58’ sound 16mm  
VSI SVETI (All Saints)   1981 5’ silent 16mm
VESUVIO   1981 10’ silent 16mm
VENEZIA   1981 7’ sound 16mm 
CURRENTS   1979 13.5’ sound S-8mm/16mm
DOM (Home)   1979 20’ sound S-8mm
VIA SOUND   1978 24’ sound S-8mm
NEW YORK STUDIES (I-V)   1977 37’ silent 16mm
BREATH   1976   7’ B&W sound 16mm
SUNHOPSOON   1976 7’ sound 16mm
CARBON ARC   1975 8’ B&W sound 16mm
PHENIX   1975 14’ sound 16mm
WATERBED   1974 5.5’ sound 16mm   
CAMERA DANCES   1973 15’ sound S-8mm

Time Horizon Video Installations
8-channel Video Installation, Sound, Software, Laserdisc

OCEAN LAVA   1999 30’ loop,
SECRETS OF SOCA   1995-98 33’ loop
WATER WAVES   1992-93  28’ loop

Commissions – Documentary and Scientific Films (selected)

NATURE and CITY   2006 15‘ sound HD/DVD
WATER CYCLE   1994 14’ sound U-maticSP  
MICROSURGICAL TRANSPLANTATION (Vol.I-IV)    1982 110’ sound 16mm (produced with Harry J. Buncke, MD)
PRESENT STATUS of MICROSURGERY in HAND SURGERY  1981 29’ sound 16mm (produced with Harry J. Buncke, MD)