Mar 12 & 14 – Encounters: Experimental Film and Animation from Croatia

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | March 8, 2015

Thursday, March 12th & Saturday, March 14th | Introduced by Alexander Stewart, filmmaker, curator, and Assistant Professor at DePaul University

Vladimir Petek, still from Encounters, 1963. Courtesy of the Croatian Film Association

Vladimir Petek, still from Encounters, 1963. Courtesy of
the Croatian Film Association

Zagreb, Croatia has long been an important hub for animation, experimental film, and avant-garde culture. Informed by unique cultural, intellectual, and political legacies, filmmakers there have produced decades of strong, challenging, and fascinating experimental work. Filmmaker Alexander Stewart (MFA 2005) presents a selection of films and videos produced in Croatia from the 1960s through today–much of it rarely screened in the US. Drawing upon research undertaken as part of a series of visits to the country over the past year, the program features gems by such notables as Vlado Kristl, Ivan Ladislav Galeta, and Dalibor Martinis, and encompasses animation, performative video art, and structural film.

1961–2011, multiple directors, Croatia/Yugoslavia, 35mm, 16mm and digital video, ca 70 min + discussion

Vladimir Petek, Encounters, 1963
Ante Verzotti, Twist, 1962
Vlado Kristl, Don Kihot, 1961
Nicole Hewitt, In/Dividu, 1999
Sanja Iveković, Personal Cuts, 1982
Ivan Ladislav Galeta, TV Ping Pong, 1976-78
Goran Trbuljak, No Title, 1976
Dalibor Martinis, Manual, 1978
Ivan Ladislav Galeta, Water Pulu 1869 1896, 1988
Ana Hušman, Market, 2006
Mladen Stilinović, Walls, Coats, Shadows, 1975

Encounters from Croatia Program Notes

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