In 2007 three artists from Ljubljana changed their names, made themselves new IDs and started to sign their works by using the name of the Slovene Prime-Minister, Janez Janša. The statement accompanying their actions was the following: “We live for the things that we create and, with your permission, we would like to quote from the letter you sent us when we entered the Slovene Democratic Party: ‘The More of Us There Are, the Sooner We Will Reach Our Goal’ ” .
The essay “Who’s the Real Prime-Minister?” analyses the legitimizing process carried out by every single individual through what she/he does, becoming part and parcel of the power relations in which the person is embedded. Present in Bucharest in 2012 with the performance act “The More of Us There Are, the Faster We Will Reach Our Goal”, one of the artists who had changed their name claimed that the boundary between the voters and the elected is indeed very flimsy. Artists, philosophers, street-vendors, immigrants, children, they all utter one single sentence: “I Am Janez Janša”. This statement implies identification with power structures which, for most of time, remain unreachable for those that actually name the power, bringing it into existence. A social transfer takes place, from the em-powered to those who em-power, those who elect, vote and have the right to behead the powers-that-be, because they make them what they are: Janez Janša trashes hierarchies and brings power back to the streets, where those who created it are and live.