I speak true things / I speak true things
Marko TadićCroatia / 2009 / 5' 45''
Europa Cinema, 20:00 h
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 22:00 h
In 1450 a fully loaded ship departed from Tsalal harbour and continued westward in search of an island believed to be somewhere far off the coast, but to no avail. Two other ships sailing out the following year in search of the same island came to a similar destiny. Captain Bonadventura Pancroff's five ships, which sailed out in 1468, resulted in equal failure. These are the remainders of a life-long search.
Marko Tadić studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. His artistic practice is in drawing, installation and animation. Winner of numerous art prizes: the Vladimir Nazor Award for the best exhibition (2015), award for the best design at the festival of Croatian animation FHAF (2012), third award at the exhibition T-HT@MSU in Zagreb (2010) and the Radoslav Putar Award for best young contemporary artist (2008). He participated in many residential programs in Helsinki, New York, Los Angeles, Frankfurt am Main and Vienna, and collaborated with the Art Academy in Zagreb at workshops for students as tutor for the workshop of artist books, field recordings and radio dramas. Works at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. His films have been shown at many international animation film festivals and experimental film festivals. His works have been exhibited on many solo and group exhibitions around the world. In 2017 along with Tina Gverović he is representing Croatia at the 57th Venice Biennale.