Author: Darko Fritz
Producer: Ivana Marinić Kragić
Editing and Algorithmic Editing Programming: Ivan Marušić – Klif
3D Architectural Modeling: Nenad Ravnić & Nikica Pavlović
Match Moving: Tom Vujnović
3D Rendering: Vizije S.F.T.
media facade Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb
Production Marinis Media
The media facade “Panorama (In situ)” is a part of the “Imaginary Futures” project. The footage was filmed in the vicinity of the media facade itself, in the center of New Zagreb. Viewers will be able to see the entire city of Zagreb from an aerial perspective.
The medium of film is understood through the structure of time. The video triptych entitled Panorama (In situ) will present a panoramic image of New Zagreb filmed in 2014 using a drone, with computer generated images of partially realized ideas of the urban plan for New Zagreb. The editing was carried out using only algorithms of magic squares of order 7 (Venus square). The algorithm is used to determine the duration of the basic unit of the digital video image, one of the 25 frames in a second. The sum of all the units of a seventh order magic square is 1225. When we match one square unit with the duration of one frame, all the units last 49 seconds, and accordingly, the sum of all the units in each row of the magic square equals 175 units lasting 7 seconds.
Even before the Second World War, architects and urban planners Vlado Antolić, Stjepan Hribar and Josip Seissel envisioned the expansion of Zagreb across the river Sava. After the war, Antolić became the chief urban planner of Zagreb. Some ten years later, in 1962, he put forward a new urban regulation plan for the city. The plan was presented to the public and the politicians using maps and a model of New Zagreb, which was then called “South Zagreb”. The plan was immediately set into motion and partially realized in the next couple of decades. It is this vision of Zagreb that is the topic of the Imaginary Futures project. The project encompasses the experimental film “Zagreb Confidential - Imaginary Futures”, with Darko Fritz as author and Ivana Marinić Kragić from the Marinis Media as producer, and “Panorama (In situ)” media facade at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU).