Private Project

The Swallows

Swallows are a specific symbol in the Calabria region. The birds represent migration, love and luck. In “The Swallows” these birds shapeshift into three women: Alma, Alta and Amantea. We find that these women are on a quest to see if Amantea, the youngest of the three will permanently relocate to her hometown and separate from the flock.

  • Slavica Ceperkovic
  • Slavica Ceperkovic
  • Slavica Ceperkovic
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 5, 2019
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Director Biography - Slavica Ceperkovic

Slavica Ceperkovic is an artist and educator based in Toronto, Canada.

Her contemporary art works have shown in major museums including Palais de Tokyo, Grand Palais Museum, Musee d’art Modern de Villeneuve D’Ascq, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle and Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains and has been reviewed in Art Press, Liberation, Le Figero, Beaux Arts Magazine and books published by MIT Press.

Slavica has hosted lab workshops, exhibited her work and has lectured on new media and contemporary issues in Europe, Canada, United States, Asia, South America and United Arab Emirates. She previously taught at Alberta College of Art and Design in the Media Arts Digital Technologies department and Ryerson University in the New Media Studies program. She has also developed curriculum in Canadian incubators such as The Banff New Media Institute, and the Canada Film Centre’s Media Lab.

Slavica Ceperkovic holds a BFA from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, a Post Diplôme (MFA) from Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains and a Masters of Design from OCAD University. She is currently a PhD candidate at York University in Cinema and Media Studies.

Slavica Ceperkovic is currently a full-time professor at Seneca College at the York University Campus in the School of Media.

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