photo: David Kranzelbinder
Tibor Hrs Pandur (1985, Maribor), received his Bachelors Degree in Comparative literature at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana with a thesis on Ezra Pound: The Song as Vortex and Hyperlink and on the relationship of art and politics in the works of Guy DeBord. He is the co-founder and editor of the literary magazine and paraliterary organisation I.D.I.O.T. where he publishes poetry, drama, translation and theoretical writings, and organizes spoken word performances combining literature and music. In 2008 he cowrote the text for the performance Don Juan.Who?, directed by Anna Furse and coproduced by Mladinsko theatre and Athletes of the Heart (published by Methuen in 2011: Theater in Pieces: Politics, Poetics and Interdisciplinary colaboration). In 2008 his first theatre play DREAM 59 premiered in Glej Theatre in Ljubljana, directed by Jana Pršuh, for which he received the prize for Best Young Playwright (2013). In 2010 the Center for Slovenian Literature published his first book of poetry ENERGYMACHINE and in 2011 his translations of Jim Morrison’s selected poetry OČIVIDEC. In 2015 he became the Project leader for the first International Festival of Developing Literary Practices: LITERODROME, produced by Cankarjev dom (Ljubljana). In 2016 he collaborated as co-dramatist on the performance Utopia (directed by Jan Krmelj, SNG Drama Ljubljana) and Immaculata (SNG Drama Maribor). His second book of poetry INTERNAL AFFAIRS, a dream epos or an subconscious autobiography, appeared in September 2017 (Litera, Maribor). A selection of the book, translated by Ivan Antić, was published by Knjižuljak (Beograd) in 2016. In 2018 his translation of Nikola Tesla’s essay: The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, including an afterword on Tesla’s physics and cosmology entitled: Tesla’s Hybris and the Laws of Nature, will be published by ZRC SAZU.