Documentary film (experimental, dance video), SD 576i, PAL, 4:3, color, stereo, 67min 50sec
Language: Croatian, Italian, with English subtitles
Film Director: Nadija Mustapić
Camera: Nadija Mustapić, Ana Šegrt, Darija Žmak
Editing: Nadija Mustapić
Production: Nadija Mustapić, PROSTOR +, Molekula
The film was co-financed by:
The City of Rijeka Office for Culture,
A story about the past, present and the future of the Delta location in the city of Rijeka, told through dance, physical and verbal theatre.
The film "Rent a Delta" reconstructs the audience’s experience of participating in a site specific collaborative event performed at the Delta location, in the ex industrial building complex known as the Ivex building in Rijeka, which happened through six separate performances.
This film constructs a new unique view of the performances, which happens in a new time, by intertwining six different timelines from six events.
Seen by the eye of the audience, which at the beginning of the event was split in two groups named Fiume* (*Rijeka in Italian), and Sušak* (* name for the Croatian part of Rijeka during the WW2), the narrative was always shot by one camera, which followed one group at the time, in performances that spoke about the territory of Delta, in which the event took place, and which was a former border between Italy and Croatia. To encapture the sequence of historic, present and future dichotomies related to this specific location in the city of Rijeka, performers used both in Italian and Croatian language to interact with Fume and Sušak groups of audience.
The film uses iconic green (Fiume) and red (Sušak) tickets, originally distributed to separate the audience into two groups, to visually separate the linear development of the performance. The film reconstructs simultaneous contents of Fiume and Sušak parts of the performance, by joining two narratives, two spaces and two timelines, into one.
The use of video technology emphasizes the gerrila aesthetic of the overall event experience.
This film by Nadija Mustapić is a part of a larger multidisciplinary collaborative project "Ivex projekt: Rent a Delta”, organized by an artist association Prostor Plus, which is consisted of collaborative choreography, coauthorship, collaborative performance, series of talks and workshops on the theme of the Delta location in the city of Rijeka, performances…