Morning Programme

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  • 2011
  • 5'38"
  • digibeta, DVD, blu-ray
  • color
  • Orig. Title: Jutarnji program

This allegorical short video is about people who are constantly close but never meet. The video has a structuralist approach and plays with continuity of time and space. It also deals with the alienation of people when they are watching TV or going to work early in the morning. These are the times of the day when people find themselves in a hypnotic state. The walking scene was shot in one take at 06:30 a.m. when people go to work. This recording was then cut in the middle. The blue interior scene that comes at the end of the video was mirrored: red and blue colours symbolize male and female principles. The public sculpture Grounded Sun by Croatian Artist Ivan Kožarić is the place in this video where interiors and exteriors are bridged. This sculpture stands on the corner of a city block. At the same time, on the diagonal opposite corner of this square block, the real sun was rising, underlining both tangible reality and artificial reality. Unreality is further underlined by the fact that, as one character makes a circuit round the block, the other character passes him three times in the opposite direction.

Director
Igor Juran
Screenplay
Igor Juran
Cinematography
Daniel Gržin
Editing
Igor Juran, Daniel Gržin
Producer
Igor Juran
Production
Adriatic Art Media Film

Igor Juran (1981) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. He uses video for his site-specific works. From 2004 onwards, he has exhibited at over 20 group exhibitions in Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Netherlands and Germany, and participated at various festivals, residences and workshops. He is active in the Projekt6 art group, which he also co-founded. He is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists, has worked as an assistant director on two documentary films and one short film, and is one of the co-founders of the AAMF art organisation. He is currently developing several film projects.

Croatian film catalogue

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