Rene Maurin

Location

Maribor, Slovenia

Biography

Rene Maurin is Slovene author born in 1971, rightfully accused of roaming several mediums. After his graduation in theatre directing, he filmed a series of documentary films for the Slovenian National Television and won the attention of the critics with films »I saw Elvis!« (1999) and »Life, as From Inside« (2000). For the next decade, he takes over the artistic leadership of Ptuj City Theatre in Slovenia and directs some performances that reap wide acclaim and selected awards in Slovenia and abroad.
Lately, his foci shifted again on film and photography. In 2014 he premieres his first short fiction film »Bright Black« (2014) and wins several awards. His photographic work serves as an expression contrasting the narrative and verbal treatment of cinematic storytelling and nests in the photographic contraction of time and the capacity of uncompromised expression of intimate testimonies and visual langue. In 2013 he co-founded the photo-textual magazine REBUS dedicated to pondering the lesser established relationships of image and text.
As of 2012, he lectures at the Institute of Media Communication at the University of Maribor. He lives and works chiefly but not exclusively in Maribor, Slovenia.

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