Toni Meštrović

O-tok (Macaknara)

video/sound installation
HD 1080p, Pal, color, PCM 5.0 surround sound, 6’13” loop, 2005

The Croatian term for island (otok) is easily broken into two parts: O-tok. Tok means flow and the formula can be read to mean circular flow.
This video piece is composed of 161 photographs that represent 161 different views of the little island of Macaknara. The photographs are animated to complete the circular shape of the island and create an endless loop. Morph technique is used to generate the images in between the photographs, which produces a flowing effect.
The acoustic aspect of the video is represented by the sound of the wind and the sea in 5.1 Surround composition. The circular movement of the sound in space follows the movement of the image.
I was fascinated by the shape of the island, which is the product of the shaping forces of the wind and the sea. The shape and endless circular motion around it stress the isolation of life on an island.

Collaborating Artist: Hannes Hölzl, Sound Design

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