SPECIAL EVENTS | Exhibitions
Date and time: June 3 - 16, 2014
Venue: Matica hrvatska Gallery, Zagreb
Lea Vidaković’s triptych Sisters, a puppet film shown in Animafest 2014 Student Competition, will be accompanied by a namesake exhibition at the Matica hrvatska Gallery (Matica hrvatska Street 2, Mon-Fri 13-19 h, Sat 11-13 h), opening on Tuesday, 3 June.
In this puppet animation the artist presents three parallel stories of three sisters captured in melancholy, which is anchored in the anxiety because one them is missing. The fourth sister is presented as a miniature scale model of an empty room. The narration is a sequence of wide shots and close ups, rather than of a linear structure. It is inviting the observer to be active and engaged in every story itself, because of having the freedom to move between the films and model. This animation is an experiment with storytelling, and goal is to establish active dialogue between audience, characters, stories and objects.
The exhibition, previously displayed at the Royal Academy of Art KASK in Ghent and the Koksijde Chapel, includes a synchronised projection of the triptych and a miniature scale model of a room which is only highlighted in the film, and the visitor is given a full voyeuristic view as a possible key to understanding the film. The exhibition reveals an inspiration with the melancholia of Flemish painters, but also acts as an experiment exploring the possibilities of out-of-frame narration – expanded cinema and animated film in a gallery context.
Lea Vidaković, a multimedia artist born in Vojvodina, graduated in Zagreb and now lives and works in Belgium.