Narratives of space in film are related to (re)presentations and close readings of architecture and landscapes, be they real or artificial. By comparing their formal and semantic characteristics in the Yugoslav New Film, we can explore its influence on human perception and experience of the physical environment.
Video Essay on Narratives of space in film by Nina Bačun (Oaza Collective, Zagreb)
Video part 1 (32 seconds)
Camera: Darija Jelinčić
Cast: Nina Bačun, cat Mouse Bačun
Video part 2 (3:30 seconds)
Editing: Joanna Pellizer, Nina Bačun
Text: Vedrana Klepica, Nina Bačun
Voice over: Nina Bačun
Sound: Nikola Kos aka Ikonal
Peščeni grad (original title), Sand Castle, Writer: Boštjan Hladnik, Director: Boštjan Hladnik, Viba Film Ljubljana, 1962
Čovek nije tica (original title), Man is not a bird, Writers: Dušan Makavejev, Raša Popov (co-writer), Director: Dušan Makavejev, Avala Film Beograd, 1965
Ljubavni slučaj ili tragedija službenice P.T.T. (original title), Love Affair or the Case of Missing Switchboard Operator, Writers: Dušan Makavejev, Branko Vučićević, Director: Dušan Makavejev, Avala Film Beograd, 1967
Gravitacija ili fantastična mladost činovnika Borisa Horvata (original title), Gravity or Fantastic Youth of Boris Horvat the Clerk, Writers: Branko Ivanda, Alojz Majetić, Director: Branko Ivanda, Jadran Film Zagreb, 1968
Rani radovi (original title), Early works, Writer: Branko Vučićević, Želimir Žilnik, Director: Želimir Žilnik, Neoplanta Film Novi Sad, 1969
Special thanks to: Ivan Ramljak and Želimir Žilnik for the inspiring conversations. Oaza for help and support. Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb; Doctoral studies in Architecture and Urban Planning. Professors Mia Roth Čerina and Bojana Bojanić Obad Ščitaroci for support. Bonnie Swift for proofreading.
All videos and images for illustrative purposes only.
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Nina Bačun acts in the domain of speculative; social design; visual communications; exhibition set design and self-initiated concepts. She is devoted to teamwork and transdisciplinary approach, working within Oaza collective. Through lectures and workshops she aims to contribute to the production and design discourse in innovative ways. After finishing School of Design at The University of Architecture in Zagreb 2007; where she entered doctoral studies in 2020. In 2011 she obtained an MA degree in Experience Design program, at Kostfack University, College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.