Croatia 2017 9′ 28”
The film shows the fragility of our civilization. The film has a non-classical narrative structure. it is made up of five short films: Temple, Decline, Exodus, Death factory and Necropolis. A surrealistic illustration of the civilization in its religious and technological doubt. The clash of two opposite principles stimulates alienation, exodus, technological suicide. In the end, the demolition of the Temple represents a tragic release from the civilization’s identity paradigm. The films are mutually related to transmit the atmosphere, architecture and to interpenetrate the characters. Simultaneously, they are counterpointed in the atmosphere, tempo, music and noise. Humanlike characters are simplified and denuded like robot dolls. Other ‘participants’ are surrealistic creatures representing the clergy, army, mythological beasts, etc. they are shaped in the simple black-and-white design in conflict with the dehumanized architecture. The eyes and mouths represent the only admixture of humaneness which occasionally appears on the vertex of the dolls or on the walls of the temples. Their roles are different: the mouths displayed on the walls of the temples seem to count and separate the ‘sinners’ from the religiously unsound members of the flock, whereas the eyes and mouths on the top of the heads of the marionette believers express anxiety and resignation to their fate. Additionally, the anxiety is intensified by music and the expressive contrasts of the black-and-white interwoven with the elements of the cold architecture.
(Split, 1960) graduated with a Graphic Arts degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo in 1984, Graphic Department, in the art class of professor Dževad Hozo. Since 1985, he has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Croatia and internationally taking part in festivals of experimental and animated films. He has created a wide range of experiments in the field of graphics, animation and new media. He has obtained several international awards for graphics and short films.
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