NMG@PRAKTIKA: Katrin Novaković // Right Now

OPENING: Thursday, September 24th 2020 at 20:00
DURATION: September 24th – 1st October 20:00 – 22:00
Dom mladih Split, Ulica slobode 28



Katrin Novaković (1989, Stuttgart) graduated from the Arts Academy in Split (Film and Video department) and holds a Master’s degree in Animated Film and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She did her internship at the Trikk17 animation studio in Hamburg, Germany. Her student films won several awards and were distributed by the Bonobo studio and Zagreb film. She worked in the 3D2D Animators studio and occasionally for the Croatian Radiotelevision. In 2018, she became a member of the jury at the European animated film festival „Balkanima“ in Belgrade. During her Baltic trail residence in Latvia (as part of the EU project Future DiverCities), she started to work with visual performance art. As of 2020, she was chosen to be on the selection committee of student films for „Animafest Zagreb“.



“Love me and love me right now”, but beware of who’s watching!

„Right Now“ is a music video made by combining stop motion animation and videos made for a band named ABOP. Scenographics and objects that travel through various dimensions and worlds were made in order to create this video. Stop motion animation is a filmmaking technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they will appear to exhibit independent motion or change when the series of frames is played back. By merging videos of dance and animating objects, a relationship between time, space, and thus movement is created, questioning the awareness of human perception.

Katrin Novaković is one of the most interesting young animators, who takes an interdisciplinary approach to each of her projects and plays by merging different media: from film and video performances to choreography to sculpture and animation. The video that we are presented with is a result of her artistic research in various new media. Additionally, Katrin herself makes all of the installations and sculptures for her video works, which she then records and animates, “breathing life” into these objects, giving them specific character traits and guiding them through the time-space relationship in fantastic or imaginary dimensions. This video represents the collaboration between the band and the artist, with the cooperation of many young experts from different disciplines, and the exhibition will – in addition to the result (the video) – showcase the very objects used in the process as well as a “work-in-progress” video.

With this project, Katrin Novaković is showing the breadth of her artistic interests and the possibilities of combining them, but also the successful cooperation of artists from various disciplines. The work was recognized by the prestigious Berlin International Festival „Berlin Music Video Awards“, which included the project in its 2019 selection of best videos from around the world.



Director / animation / design / model making / scenography / light / camera / editing): Katrin Novaković
Music: ABOP
Produced / mixed / mastered: Petar Dundov
Dancer: Petra Valentić
Camera / Color correction: Igor Dropuljić
Light: Andrija Santro, Katrin Novaković
Lips: Martina Miholić
Thanks to: Andrija Santro, Alma Ćakić, Anja Knezić, Zvonimir Ante Stamać, AKC Attack, Bogumil Kulaga, Buga Cvjetanović, Erol Zejnilović, Goran Goldin, Igor Dropuljić, Iva Kovačević,
Kata Gugić, Kristina Marić, Matea Kovač, Martin Peranović, Matija Santro, Mirna Santro, Tea Pavić, BTY


AUTOR: Katrin Novaković

CURATOR: Natasha Kadin


Natasha Kadin, Tina Vukasović Đaković

DESIGN: Nikola Križanac


TRANSLATION: Katarina Duplančić

DONORS: Ministarstvo kulture RH, Grad Split

MAVENA SUPPORTED BY: Nacionalna zaklada za razvoj civilnog društva, Zaklada Kultura nova



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