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)