literatura / literature


It seems that Sieberer's combining of two such different and technologically diametrical fields of artistic expression (video and literature) gives him the edge. He successfully transfers certain work procedures from one field to another, thus enriching his own expression.8

From his writing, one can recognize author's unique, unconformable and critical views that present the basic antagonisms of human society in an ironic way.9

ill. Jakob Klemenčič

ilustracija / illustration: Jakob Klemenčič

Sieberer possesses a fresh, lapidary style that in its own way resembles a screenplay. Jessi’s Perpetual trips through time and space are described in short chapters, barely establishing the scenery. Instead, the stress lies on social and human relations. Despite the futuristic milieu and extraordinary technology (portrayed ironically by Sieberer), the reader easily recognizes the contrasts of a modern society. It’s precisely this meander of political and business contrarieties and intrigues, ecological unawareness, racism, sexism, to name a few, that reveals our true life. This just might be the greatest feature of this futuristic novel.10
8. Jure Potokar, Ljubljana, 10. Feb. 2003;
9. Frenk Nissan, v: Rok Sieberer Kuri: Zgodba Frenka Nissana, Forum Ljubljana, 2002;
10. Jure Potokar, Rok Sieberer: Jessijeve zgodbe, Ljubljana, 1996;