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Damir ocko
Experimental film | 4k | color | 19'46'' | Croatia | 2015
Departing form an eight part poem the artist constructs a complex polyphonic work in which poetry meets movements, sounds, silences, bodies, and ¬endurability in order to project the ideas behind the work. Several topics constantly reoccurring through out the work are brought forward by a meticulously scored narration, in which pause and silence are equally important as the spoken or written word. Poem itself depicts on various images, starting as a morning song in which a question of a routine and a rotation turns the engine on for work to move towards more difficult imagery. People gather in dangerous constellations to act in violence, to observe silently, or to setup the false feeling of tranquillity which is constantly turned upside down by the various mechanisms of the film itself. Heavy things get stuck in the throat, stones used as tools and voices come to unrest.
Damir Očko (b. 1977, lives and works in Zagreb) is one of the most prominent Croatian artist of his generation. His videos, films, poetry and works on paper have been exhibited recently in Temple Bar Gallery in Dublin (2014), KM - Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien in Graz (2014), Yvon Lambert gallery in Paris (2013), Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2012), Galleria Tiziana Di Caro in Salerno (2012), and Kunsthalle Dusseldorf (2011). He participated in numerous collective exhibitions with institutions such as MUDAM, Luxembourg, FRAC Le Plateau in Paris, Kunsthalle Wien, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb among others. His works are part of many public and private collections around the world.