Toni Meštrović

Illegal Operation

multichannel video/sound installation
SD 576p, 4:3, Pal, color, PCM 2.0 surround sound, 4’30” loop, 2000

“Contemporary Art in Split – New Generation”, March 16. – 31. 2006, Galerija umjetnina, Split, Croatia

The video material was taped during the illegal operation of the author’s tooth in 1998 in Zagreb. In the year 2000 in Cologne, a linear video clip “Illegal Operation” was edited, in which every five seconds audiovisual flashes of the operation appeared. The same clip, now in 2006, was re-edited in a three-channel video installation. In three large format video projections, and in irregular rhythms, in a loop, the audiovisual flashes appear, creating a chaotic and aggressive atmosphere and provoking fear and terror in the viewers.