Ondrej Rudavský (*1966, Bratislava) studied illustration and graphic design at the Arts and Crafts College, and spent a year at the Animation and Experimental Film Production at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 1986, aged 20, he emigrated to the USA. He works with a range of media – film, animation, photography, video installations, digital art, jewellery, costumes, sculpture, music. His films earned a lot of awards, including the Golden Eagle, Monitor Award, and nominations for the American Grammy and the main MTV Award for a clip Kiko and The Lavender Moon for a music group Los Lobos. He has made music videoclips for singer Moby and a group Dead Can Dance. His works were presented at prestigious film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, New York Film Festival and in exhibition halls such as the Museum of Modern Art/New York.
2014 Slovensko 2.0
Pravidlá hry (Orig.) / 2014 / Slovakia / 10 min
“I was born here and lived here during communism. Then I emigrated, thus somewhat tearing myself away from this context. Yet it remains one of my homelands. I like coming back here. For my film I reviewed history of Slovakia. It is not, however, just a film about Slovakia..."
Slovensko 2.0 (Orig.) / 2014 / Slovakia / 112 min
What is “Slovakia”? How to explain the notion of “Slovakia” of the past 20 years to an unknown stranger, a visitor from another planet? What is the genetic makeup or the software for “Slovakia”? How to use it? How does it change?