Presque Rien: ainsi continue la nuit
experimental / 11'34" / 16mm film transferred to 2K video
English title: Almost Nothing: so continues the night
Release date: May 2017
For us, a thought always presupposes a society, a culture and above all the consciousness of time. We are haunted by immortality, human notion par excellence. As if the world was here to fascinate us. And to disappoint us. The film travels around the bulb like the Earth around the Sun. Light makes the film visible. A fragile film, like our existence. In the orbit of the film tragedy and our reality, the image resists the cruelty of the experiment.
"Our eye is made of the same material as that which constitutes the Sun. It was shaped by the Sun, and that's why we see. Between the eye and the Sun the contact is constant, intimate."
"The gaze needs distance to perceive. Light is no longer there when we perceive it. So there is a sort of absolute distance."
"In an experiment, I destroy to achieve what I want to know. In an experiment, some images are nowhere, they do not yet exist. Some images are created in the very act of transformation, they fade away in front of our eyes."
Filmed in Korčula, Zagreb Observatory, Roza Kuća Studio.
Disintegration of unprocessed film within the magnetic loop
experimental / 12'58" / 16mm film transferred to 2K video
Disintegration of the film strip within the magnetic loop.
The film breaks and burns.
The film is made as a part of a comissioned project by Antun Motika Collection and it's shaped as a dialogue of abstraction and experiments with light. The mineral magnetite is used to scratch the film emulsion till the moment when the light comes thorugh.
Blue arpeggios is a time work which avoids the structural narrative and can be grasped as a metaphor for consciousness, perception or as a reflection on the individual position in nature. The fixed gaze becomes an exploration for subjective world of perception, cognition and imagination.
The music composed by Francisco López evokes and strengths the inner landscape of associations.
"Sometimes the landscape is the subject; other times it shares the moment in balance with an action taking place within it; yet always its energy is present and felt for what it is – the natural raw material of the human psyche." – Bill Viola
experimental / 7'30" / BETA SP (PAL)
Through multiple crackling structures The River spreads audiovisual resources to create atmospheres that combine narrative and aesthetic concepts beyond one photography, Versus, captured with 82 years old camera-box which portrays the social landscape that is devoid of any romanticism. The work investigates and examines the human like the unforeseeable active presence between the nature and technology, analogue and digital, static and dynamic. It explores and reveals a research for the essence of seeing and hearing, for ontology of the audiovisual landscape.
Ana is gone
found footage - video poetry / 2'50" / Super8 mm
The video reedits the silent found footage from the end of the 70’s reconstructing the possible happened story - a lost love in the life of one young poet. The old poet Rade Vojinović merged his poem “Ana is gone” to the footage, and the music interpretation was directed by Croatian composer Ivan Arnold. watch video
experimental documentary / 6'50" / BETA SP (PAL)
The video portrays the abandoned military island in Pula (Croatia) where at the time lived more than 4000 soldiers. The island named Katarina was closed to the public view for 50 years. Through slow dissolve the images are deconstructing one into each other.