expanded media:

Resilient Nature

Resilient Nature

2016
spatial sound composition for 45.8 omnidirectional sound system 
duration / 28'
dimensions / variable

Following upon previous investigations around the notion of human presence in nature and its manifesting phenomena, like in works 'Invisible Landscapes: Earth, Second Moon, Nature needs to be constructed', the material includes sounds from the deep forest through to animal noises collected over the past ten years.
By treating and sculpting each sound separately (field recordings, contact mics, binaural sounds) the composition creates sonic environments which are shifting the perception of dimensionality leading the audience to an elusive cognitive process about inner consciousness and environmental listening.
The listener is encouraged to explore the space, moving between blocks of sound, touching lines of sound and walking through walls of sound.

4DSOUND is a fully omnidirectional sound environment where the listener can experience sound in an unlimited spatial continuum. The composition was commissioned as residency at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest with support from Showroom of Contemporary Sound.

 

 

 

Ø

Ø

2015
interactive spatial sound installation
ultrasonic soundspeakers, olive wood, fiberglass, 2KW sub
dimensions / variable

The interactive sound installation “Ø” was commissioned for the 28th Music Biennale Zagreb, and is a continuation of an earlier exploration of the relationship between the Universe and man, sound and space, the materialization of noise and the localization of the infinity of sounds in the expanse of space.

The work consists of a trunk of an old Istrian olive tree, brought down by the forces of nature, polished using the Japanese technique of revealing the growth rings. Every growth ring is a witness of time and a pledge of a new journey. The gallery space is filled with emptiness. The silence draws us in. The visitor is invited to gently touch the time of the tree and activate the sounds, noises and harmonies of the music which nature inscribed among the growth rings (wind, rain and waves) in subtle combination with the NASA's sound probes waves recorded in Space (stars explosions, whispers).

By using directional ultrasonic speakers, reflecting onto a parabola, the installation creates an individualized listening experience, depending on the focal point of the visitor. The object becomes a musical instrument with a multitude of combination. 
The touch becomes the symbolic connection of counterpoint, the touch of the inaudible. watch video

 

 

 

White Horizon

White Horizon

2015
luminous intervention in the landscape
light gun 200 000 AL, water
dimensions / variable - over a kilometer

The light installation White Horizon was created as an expanded adventure for a local community of the island of Mali Lošinj during the Škver Art Project Festival. 200 000 AL light gun projected the beam over the surface of the sea to the opposite side of the bay creating an intangible light barrier for all the sailors perambulating over the bay at night.

 

A Ray of Darkness

A Ray of Darkness

2014
spatial audiovisual installation
2HD video channel, 5 channel audio, wood, light, soil, mirrors
duration / 1 hour (loop)

The wonder of light:
The Universe consists mainly of invisible matter, only 4.9 percent of the Universe is visible. 26.8 percent is dark matter, and 68.3 percent dark energy.

Our understanding of the expansion of the universe from a hot dense phase, the Big Bang, has provided an overall ‘calendar’ within which stars, planets and then life has emerged. The installation uses data obtained by scientific instruments, pointing out the gravitational lensing researches, in order to bring the visitors into the intimacy of personal perception and cognition.

 

 

Looking over separate distances

Looking over separate distances

2014
mixed media installation
Photography, light bulb, pedestal, wooden 3D slide viewer
dimensions / variable

Looking over separate distances is a journey through time that surpasses the optics of the 21st century – by using the optics of the traditional photography of more than hundred years ago.
The work is based on a stereoscopic found image and her digitally and poetically altered state. The original image shows a military camp and a human figure observing the soldiers from a hill. This reconnaissance position is given to the visitor: a look through the stereoscope offers completely different vision of the photograph. The military camp is now covered with water. In place of soldiers, there is only the ocean.
In this process, the obsolete and neglected medium of stereoscopic photography becomes the reminder of forgotten experiences and suppressed utopias. It suggests the possibility of reversing the hierarchical structure, with technocracy sitting on the throne, and creating a horizontal model of cooperation between man and nature.

 

 

Second Moon

Second Moon

2014
visual intervention in the landscape
duration / whole night
dimensions / variable

The video installation Second Moon was created as an expanded adventure for a local community of the island of Mali Lošinj during the Škver Art Project Festival. Placed on a promontory in front of a fisherman's bay, the structure for the whole "landing" was made in collaboration with the shipyard workers, while 18 different Moon's positions, captured via telescopes, were softly dissolving and swiveling one into each other for the whole night.

 

 

Undefined Wildness

Undefined Wildness

2014
mixed media installation
16mm projector, 2HD video channels, polaroids, text on wall
dimensions / variable

Undefined Wildness starts with the found 16 mm b&w film piece (57 frames) from the late 1950s, depicting a person with sticks in his hands traversing a snow storm with a huge burden on his back. The footage was cleaned, restored and animated, and around it with intertwining of different media the story is built. The narrative plays with the relationship of size, proximity and distance. Opposite to the man there is a 16mm film of a mountain covered with clouds. The instant b&w images are showing three landscapes of one possible day; close view in front of the lake before the dawn, the snow forest during the day and a top of the hill before the sunset.
Between the films and the polaroids, seven handwritten inscriptions are present on the wall, excerpts from the book Walden by the American writer, poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau.

To anticipate, not the sunrise and the dawn merely, but, if possible, Nature herself!
It is true, I never assisted the Sun materially in his rising, but, doubt not, it was of the last importance only to be present at it.”

The inevitability of the Sun. The 16mm projector is running, the light is shaped in a bright yellow circle. The Sun.
The light bulb in the projector, which allows the viewer to see the content of the film corresponds to the sunlight, which gives the world to be visible to the eye.

 

 

Whispers from deep Blue

Whispers from deep Blue

2014
ambiental sound and light installation
painted wall, spotlight, soundspeakers
duration / 22'32" - in progress - dimensions / variable

The ambiental sound and light installation invites to progressively approach the depth of color (blue), in order to listen to voices, whispers evoking the sea and sailors. Through the research of the oral history of the Mediterranean, which translates the language of the events into the language of discourse condition, the work compares with the circulation of stories and poems that tell of the Moon, shipwrecked, mermaids and sea animals, accompanied by a minimal sound recorded above and below the sea surface. 

 

 

Score for the Found Orchestra

Score for the Found Orchestra

2013
ambiental sound installation
duration / 22'32" - in progress
dimensions / variable

The composition takes inspiration from a found daguerreotype photography, dating late 20s-ties, where can be depicted the engraved portrait of an orchestra. The composition tries to re-assemble the acoustic model of the Concert Hall and create a new aleatoric musical score for the Found Orchestra.

 

 

The travelling Now

The travelling Now

2013
mixed media installation with Katarzyna Krakowiak
2 channel HD video - 15'33", radio antennas, polaroids
dimensions / variable

The showcase of the multimedia installation The Traveling Now is the first part of the project that was created within the Corners Initiative.

After exploring of motives and oral literature, this time in the area of Basque Country and the Baltics, as well as after dealing with migration and representation of poetic elements along the edges of European geography, the authors built the installation through various forms of media – phonography, poetry, video, instant photography and sound. The sound aspect of the installation conveys phonographic recordings as a migration through the space of isolated local radio frequencies. Programmed radio antennas rely on existing frequencies and generate new channels – the signal travels in free space.

Songs / poetry of local authors are selected and documented, giving the visibility to authors from the “edges” of Europe. One such encounter was with Bertsolari poet Jon Maia – leading traditional composer and singer of Euskara bertso verses, who improvises, creates and sings the verses in the moment, right now. Therefore, present remains their only time of being.

Unea, bat-batekotasuna
Itsasoa da bertso honetan
Nire kontuen motibo
Denbora eta espazioa
Bihurtzen ditu likido
Bertsoa ere nahiz eta grabatu
Nahiz eta entzun aldiro
Orain botata hemen entzunda
Ez da izango berriro.

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The sea is the reason
of my tales in these verses,
as it transforms time and space
into liquids.
Even verses, recorded
or listened again and again,
these I sing here and you listen
will never be the same again.

Solfeggio for Color Harmonies

Solfeggio for Color Harmonies

2013
ambiental audiovisual installation
duration / 60 min (loop)
dimensions / variable

"Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet."

Solfeggio for Color Harmonies
is conceived to create a complete audio-visual experience that would captivate our senses, whereby the presence of the spectators would become an overall physical participation. The installation counts on our time, our being in space, determined by the duration of a video (60 minutes), which gradually changes from black to intense light and then plunges back into blackness. The evolution of all the optical window is accompanied by sound, formulated as a composition that uses a numerical relation in solfeggio frequencies (nine frequencies obtained from numerology and used centuries ago in the Gregorian chants). The gradation of light occurs in barely perceptible nuances and slowly changing registers, to achieve deceleration, slowing down the pulse and even demanding an absence of thoughts and an emptied consciousness.

The time of the work is an entry into the space where we can physically remain as long as we need, isolating ourselves from the world and adapting the circumstances of the artwork to ourselves. The notion of sculpture as an extended space surrounds and absorbs a synesthetic interconnection with light, sound, and haze. Space has become activated, an open structure. The installation is an active void that communicates with visitors from within its fullness, filled with colours and sounds that transform it by means of interactivity with the spatial shell. watch video

El Tiempo, en reposo entre
la Tierra y el Cielo

El Tiempo, en reposo entre la Tierra y el Cielo

2013
mixed media installation
4 channel sound, Mixtec soil, mirror, water, solar panels, wood
duration / 60 min (loop) dimensions / variable

El Tiempo, en reposo entre la Tierra y el Cielo (Time, resting between Earth and Sky) is a site specific ambient installation created for the Open Cube of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oaxaca, Mexico.
From a minute of silence, each solar hour, the quadriphonic sound composition starts the circle and finish in the same point in Time. The electricity is alimented by solar panels placed on the roof of the museum's courtyard. The expansion and the power of sound waves/frequencies smoothly touch and move the water which fills the mirrored box. The primary element of the installation is the Earth (represented by the red Mixtec earth*, one of the oldest soil along with Australian and African existing since the formation of the Planet 4.54 billion years ago).
The created ambient is an invitation, through contemplation, to experience our being. Its aim is to create an environment where peace dwells in the inner breath, stopping our agitated steps and calming the spirit. As in a dream, the work belongs to a time outside the human measure. It requires opening of our senses: open to meet with the space and with the time, axes of here and now.

* Twelve tons of earth was used for the purpose of the work. The used soil has a sacred value for the Mixtecs, indigenous Mesoamerican people inhabiting the region of La Mixteca which covers parts of the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Puebla. After the installation, the earth is returned to its place of origin.

Le lever du jour sur l'océan

Le lever du jour sur l'océan

2012
16mm film
duration / 420ft film reel (loop)

Rising of the day over the ocean.

Time based 16mm film which contemplates and investigates the quietest part of the day inspired by Stephan Mallarmé poem "Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui" (Virgin, vivid and in his all beauty today).
The film is a single shoot made on Atlantic Ocean shore catching exactly the moment when the Sun enlights the view, the exact visible passage between night and day.

Invisble landscapes / Space

Invisible landscapes / Space

2011
ambiental audiovisual installation
dimensions / 500 m²

The architecturally compact cylinder of Meštrović Pavilion in Zagreb allows to establish and create the content of the anthropocentric situation. The projected stellar strip covers all the 360° of the Barrel Gallery. In the overall ambience of a sensation of great measure (over 500 m²) the power of the sound is tested to the limit. The distribution of frequencies, according to geometrical laws, multiplies to such an extent to create a circular sound vortex. The density of sound waves enables to experience it as a physical sensation, transforming the space into a physical and meditative environment.

To each man was given the place and importance of the center of the world, the world of the original form from which everything have origin and in which everything disappears, the nucleus of active energy.  watch video

Invisble landscapes / Sphera

Invisible landscapes / Sphera

2011
ambiental photo and sound installation
dimensions / variable

Invisible landscapes / Sphera investigates the perceiving phenomenon of naturally originating radio signals and our awareness of the surrounding cosmos. The work consist of a reproduction of sounds received by a portable receiver of natural electric fields (VLF - very low frequency) and one photography which portraits a desert landscape. The device enables to reach and record sounds from 3 kHz to 30 kHz; noises, whistlers and choruses which inhabit the Ionosphere soundscape.

Invisble landscapes / Earth

Invisible landscapes / Earth

2011
ambiental sound installation
duration / 8 hours
dimensions / variable

Invisible landscapes / Earth is an 8 hours sound installation/composition, a part of a larger project La cour du domaine. The piece investigates the fields of phonography and the phenomenon of ecological perception. The composition consists of sequences of field recordings done on several natural sites over three continents. The linearity of the composition (involving no loops) invites to be present in the meditation of time, to create a space for the inner vision.
Recorded sound sequences are in an asymptotic search for pure wilderness, for the sound of a landscape devoid of human activity. The composition is not attempting to represent the experience, but it manipulates the clips of one irreproducible situation and creates a new perceptual situation, which is itself thoroughly unique and unperceivable as a whole, emphasizing the fragmentation and processuality. It works as a part of time and space that meditates over its own flow.  watch video

Before the First Light

Before the First Light

2011
ambiental photo and sound installation
dimensions / variable

Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui, S. Mallarmé

The work contemplates and investigates the quietest part of tha day and consist of one b/w instant film photography, a sound piece and a handwritten poetry; Virgin, vivid and in his all beauty today. The photography is showing the exactly surrounding landscape, taken 20 minutes before the first sun ray illuminates the green hill. The sound is a phonographic record between the moment of the instant image and the first light. 

Silences between the waves

Silences between the waves

2010
music score for the transmisson Picture from Sound, 3rd Program of the Croatian National Radio
duration / 24'

The composition is formed from micro sampled sounds and silent passages between Jean Luc Godard's talks and thoughts in the film "Scenario du film Passion"(1982). The empty movie screen in front of which Godard is sitting for him is the white sheet of paper which makes visible - as said by him self - that which might have seen visible if there would be possible to see invisible - it is the open space on which he can inscribe the waves of his imagination. listen

Room relief

Room relief

2010
ambiental audiovisual installation
dimensions / variable

The work in it synthesis investigates the fields of optical speed-up geometry and operates in the tucked architectural space inside one of the Vjenceslav Richter Collection's room.With the use of projected light and moving optical-graphic elements Room Relief supplements the specific empty ambient body, exploring and developing a new spatial texture. The work presents rotation movements of layers in moiré patterns. The formulas of optical speedup and moiré periods are kept in their simplest form, all periods are relative to the axis of movements of layers and moiré bands. The illusion of movement appears when superposing two transparent layers (two grid of 100 000 black and white rectangles) containing correlated opaque pattern. When the revealing layer moves perpendicularly to layer lines, the moiré bands move along the same axis, but several times faster than the movement of the revealing layer.

I listened to myself closing my eyes and open them back again

I listened to myself closing my eyes and open them back again

2010
physical light and sound installation
dimensions / variable

The installation is a study and investigation of the spatial-perceptive dialogue (internal and external) and insists on strengthening and fusion the geometry of senses. It consist of two spaces, one “filled” with white light, and other completely dark where can be heard alternations of sound frequencies between 20 and 20 000 Hz.
Passing through the two spaces the visitors are experiencing the after image in their retinal receptors while the sounds are in function of soundtrack for the inner vision (fading from white to black through the color spectrum). The Experience Book is placed at the installation exit.

Expanded Horizon

Expanded Horizon

2010
extended photo installation
dimensions / variable

The content of the information placed in the middle of the frame is lost in a white spot. The meaning of the scene is constituted around its edges and we are trying to grasp it. The picture shows an open sea. The site is Cabo de Roca in Portugal, the westernmost cape of Europe, a place that Luis de Camoes describes, "Here, where the land ends and the sea begins". This landscape is mediated by the image, the original slide is inserted into the single slide viewer device in natural light conditions. The light that penetrates illuminates the scene within, from the "inside" and contributes to the creation of the effect of the projected or screen image. The image is narrativized and the work has been concentrated on the time logic shaping the meditation of the state of flux, transience and nature.

Distant Intimacy

Distant Intimacy

2010
ambiental audiovisual installation
duration / 10' (loop)
dimensions / 1:1

The installation is placed in a gallery’s corner; a silhouette of a human figure that lightly vibrates in the intervals of low sound frequencies. Intimacy can’t be grasped as a phenomenon, since it is elusive, disclosing itself only at moments, only in inversion, reflection or shadow, in play and deceptions of stimuli and our reactions. Distant Intimacy denots a space in which we listen to the echo of loneliness as well as intimateness. The sound is used as a permeable zone that draws us near to a sphere of amplified sentiency and an inward gaze, wherein we find the unstable certainty of existence. Then our subjectivity became what is present to us, individuality became isolation. The route to conviction in reality was through the acknowledgement of the endless presence of self.

The River

The River

2009
ambiental audiovisual installation
dimensions / variable

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1 0 0 1

1 0 0 1

2008
physical audiovisual installation
duration / 10'01" (loop)
dimmensions / 400 x 300 x 300 cm

Study for trans-sensory organisms - activation of humans senses through defined audiovisual wave frequencies.
Bearing in mind a visitor’s “tired eye” saturated with millions of visual information, the installation insist on engaging the whole human body in perceiving the project. “1 0 0 1” employs light flashes and binaural beats to create the illusion, the moment when the observer finally gazes at 1838 photography by Louis Daguerre, titled “Boulevard du Temple”. The work reconstructs the possible “truthful” depiction of this freeze moment. The observer can discern black lines/blur in motion until the moment when it becomes obvious these are people, passers-by.
The time has been turned back. watch video

Katarina

Katarina

2006/7
ambiental audiovisual installation
dimensions / variable

Physical video installation that portrays the abandoned military island in Pula (Croatia) where at the time lived more than 4000 soldiers. The island named Katarina was closed to the public view for 50 years. It was the largest military area of North Adriatic Sea, one of the most important base of JRM (Yugoslav Navy).
Through slow dissolve the images are deconstructing one into each other. The visitors are using 3D glasses to strength the illusion. The work is placed in a light isolated room, which involves the spectator with all senses, a disconnected space from outside stimuli where the perception is conditioned to capture and change the structure identity of the space and his memory.

Insensitive Perceptions

Neige / Snow

Neige / Snow

2006
ambiental audiovisual installation
duration / 09'53" (loop)
dimensions / variable

The installation transpires the Maxence Fermine's novel Neige. Yuko Akita had two passions. Haiku and snow.

"Et ils s'aimèrent l'un de l'autre, suspendus sur un fil de neige"

Dreamality

Dreamality

2005
interactive audiovisual installation
dimensions / variable

Project in collaboration with Amonitorspento and Spaturno.

Parallel Respect

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sculpture & interventions:

Spiegel im Spiegel

Spiegel im Spiegel

2013
urban intervention / soundwalk
duration / 45'
dimensions / variable

Spiegel im Spiegel is a site-specific intervention in the form of soundwalk specifically created for the Memorial Park Dotrščina in Zagreb. The park area is the place of the biggest ethnic execution (seven thousand people) during the WWII in one Croatian city. The soundtrack, lasting 45 minutes, is composed as a direct intimate dialogue with the visitor, muted and isolated from external stimuli. In this way it strengthens the concentration and sensitivity to the memorial area and reinforces the experience. The dramaturgy was created in collaboration with Ivana Sajko, awarded as best Croatian dramaturges.

The walk ends in the temporarily constructed Forest Hall (the Valley of graves). The Visual intervention in the valley includes rectangular mirrors, most with the dimensions of trees body, positioned on the visitor’s eye level. Viewing the forest the visitor observes "cuts" on the horizon, in the trees "cutaway" is reflected the forest landscape and in some of them the observer has a silent encounter with himself.

Musical Handrail

Musical Handrail

2010
urban sculpture / intervention
dimensions / variable

The project deals with acting in the historical center of Zagreb. Its focus is the activation of social-communicational aspects which this space has been lacking for quite some time.

Note, tone, melody, harmony.

The musical handrail consists of 24 tones in Lydian music scale and is playable with fingers, wood sticks, umbrellas... The intervention connects the temporal and spatial distances, it travels the paths of remembrance of the pleasant moments which the visitor of Upper Town could experience in the past (e.g. in the time of the popular Music Pavilion on Strossmayer’s Promenade). The specificity of the location of the railing, the passageway or promenade, connects and creates an intimate scenography inspirative to every visitor, who becomes both the sender and receiver of such stimulations. The liberating note/melody which arises from the work widens the spectre of the new social encounter, it activates and revitalizes the social-spatial ambient.

Home is not a cold place

Home is not a cold place

2010
physical light installation
dimensions / variable

The work extends into the surrounding nature and found architecture of  Momjan, a small village located immediately near the Slovenian and Italian borders. Examining the collective memory, the work is placed on the wall of the last abandoned house in the village during the II WW occupation. The house is on the slope and requires a slow and cautious gait. Passing blindfolded near the house, with the exclusion of visual sensation, the visitor feels the spotlight heat radiated on a stone wall.
The spatial-visual installation is actually experienced with other senses, stimulates their synergies and deployment of associative mechanisms.

Floating Knot (ongoing project)

Everybody touches in the same language

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3 and 15 on North

3 and 15 on North

2007
site specific intervention
dimensions / variable

Visual intervention in public spaces and landscapes during
"7 Days of Creation Festival"

The project was focused on the main bus station in the city of Pazin, that till nowadays doesn’t have an exact bus timetable.

A clock and a swing.

The time on the square watch is going contrary clockwise. The only meeting point with the real time is when the clock indicatiors reveal the 3.15 (AM or PM). In that exact moment, in this exact position, they are showing the earth orientation (direction North - white letter “N” instead of number 3). The people can carelessly swing and swing, waiting for the right time or the right bus.

Untimed

Untimed

2006
site specific intervention
dimensions / variable

Visual intervention in public spaces and landscapes during
"7 Days of Creation Festival"

The aim was to give the attention on the historical main square in the city of Pazin, and focus on the inevitably refresh exigency, water, that was “cutted off” in the last 14 years.
The visual intervention is the semiotic view of life, through connection of time distances. 3168 white glasses are placed on the square, reconstructing the population map and the structure of the city when the fountain was built (year 1868). Each glass* is filled with water, inviting every passenger or visitor to sit and refresh himself.
Thanks to this project the city authorities gived back the use of the fountain again, returning back the original allocation - the place of encounter, refresh and social exchange.

* 5dcl glasses rapresents the male population, 3dcl for the female and 2dcl for the childs.

Meduza

Meduza

2006
audio sculpture
dimensions / variable

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MOL

MOL

2006
site specific sculpture
dimensions / 300 x 300 x 1200 cm

MOL is a 12 meters high sculpture placed on the main city square of Poreč, 50 meters from the sea. The sculpture converts the human perspective giving a new visual-cognitive experience. When the visitors are passing near by or stand on the bottom, they become birds and the sky changes into the sea.

Windmills

Windmills

2005
public installation
dimensions / variable

About 900 windmills are placed on the Square wall to create an audio-visual carpet. Their movement is not synchronized, it depends from the wind. When they move they generates sounds and the perception is of something alive, something that breathes.
The second part of the project deals with the collecting energy, which is used to illuminate the surrounding urbanscape.

Pandora box

Pandora box

2002
urban installation / performance
dimensions / variable

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Krug

Krug

2001
ambiental installation
dimensions / variable

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