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TIMELINES: Short Film Docs

This short documentary follows the process of monument installation of a public sculpture of the first Croatian president, Dr. Franjo Tudjman in Zagreb, by bringing it into a critical and social context as a visual symbol of permanent oblivion and never-revealed truths. FACELESS combines video footage of the monument taken just a few days before its unveiling - when it was still wrapped in a thick layer of nylon - and takes us through a wide range of dynamic actions performed around the statue, from construction preparations, to the protests of masses of people. An aesthetic observation of the wrapped sculpture as an overlay reveals a new surface: revelation through concealment. By exposing it to different weather conditions, changes in sonic, visual and tactile experiences emerge. 

David Lušičić was born in 1976 in Rijeka, Croatia. He graduated with an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, Scenography from the Central Saint Martins University in London, and Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana. He is the author of numerous multimedia projects in Zagreb, Rijeka, London, Ljubljana and Seville. In 2008, he founded the Zebra Creative Network, an organization that started and established the Greta Gallery as a space for contemporary artistic presentations and independent audiovisual production. He is the author of several awarded short films and the producer and author of the concept for the feature fiction omnibus film TRANSMANIA (2016).

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    14 minutes
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    David Lusicic