Rađanje fašizma / The Rise of Fascism
Slobodan TomićCroatia / 2015 / 4' 1''
Museum of Contemporary Art, 18:42 h
A series of animated sequences depicting architecture in interaction with humanoid puppet-robot figures embodying soldiers and civilians. And while soldiers move in strict formations, the civilians wake over an abyss or uncontrollably roll down the stairs of infinite architectural structures (references to Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, the Tower of Babylon, Escher’s surreal spaces), sometimes colliding and falling into the abyss... The scenes are reduced to minimalism in 3D technique, alternating in different rhythms of sharp black and white contrast, accentuating the atmosphere of loneliness and the anxious premonition of fascist terror.
Slobodan Tomić (1960) was born in Split and graduated from the Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts in 1984, under professor Dževad Hozo. Since 1988 he has held many group and solo exhibitions in Croatia and internationally, as well as taking part at festivals of experimental and animated film. He explores graphics, animation, and new media and has won several international awards for graphics and short film. He lives in Split and works as assistant professor at the Split Arts Academy, teaching graphics and 3D design.
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