THE PARACOSMIC DOCUMENT
Croatia, 2018, 19”
Gravitational waves are passing through every existing dimension, even the almost undetectable ones. The scientific experiment, in its basic utilitarian nature, is aimed at the understanding of the multidimensional structure of things and has the potential for an uncanny experience. The device has successfully detected the unknown dimension at an infinitesimal scale and set up the parameters for magnification and tracking of all the activities in the ambient of non-place visible to us. By its typology, the universal architecture of non-place is optimized for documenting the unknowable and determining the topology of the unexpected. The film follows the course of the intense activities of the entities present in the N dimension that generate a sort of beyond-human experience. In its stereoscopic 3D version, the work is affecting the viewer in an almost physical way, setting up a mode of radical otherness in an audiovisual experience.
b. 28.8.1967 in Zagreb, Croatia. During high school education at the Center for Culture and Art, he participated in activities of Kinoklub Zagreb, and made several experimental films. From 1989 to 1993 he studied at the Academy of Dramatic Art (film / TV dept.) in Zagreb and one semester at the De Vrije Academie (audiovisual dept.) in Den Haag. Primarily engaged in audiovisual research and creating works using recorded video material, digital photography, micro-animation, stereoscopic 3D technique and generic electronic sound in an attempt to create a new experience of watching the movie media. In the focus of interest are concepts related to the marginal areas of real categories, the novelty images, digital aesthetics, utilitarian / fantastic constructs and the consequences of technological and scientific research on human experience. He won awards at festivals in Split, MFNF (Grand Prix, 1997), New York, Be Film Underground Film Festival (2015 Best 3D) and Karlsruhe, Beyond 3D, (2015 Best Short). He has also won two Oktavian Prizes (Croatia Film Critic Asocciation Award for the best experimental film in 2010 for Arhcheo 29 and in 2015 for A.D.A.M at Days of Croatian Film festival. He participated in exhibitions HT Awards for Contemporary Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb in 2016 and 2018. A.D.A.M, was shown in the digital edition of the Machine Minds and Digital Neurons, Labocine in New York, 2018. He worked as a curator on TV projects, all related to the presenting of contemporary art, experimental films and videos, Videodrome (TV show 2002-2004), 25fps (International Festival 2005-2009), TV-performance DM talks to DM (HRT 1, 2010) animated film series Animatik (HRT 3) and New Collections (HRT 3). Since 1989, his films have been shown at festivals, exhibitions and presentations in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan, Brazil… As a TV director, he mostly worked on programs for culture and art (Second Format, HRT 1, (2005- 2014). In 2010 he directed a TV documentary New Tendency which was screened at the Venice Biennale in 2014 in the program Meetings on Architecture.