Rehearsals for a film, Ana Hušman’s solo exhibition in the Museum of Fine Art in Split introduces Ana Hušman’s recent film Almost Nothing (2016), and a film in the making 6 by 7 Meters, Rehearsals for a Film (2017). With each of these projects Ana Hušman records spatial signals and movements of their social mechanisms.
In Almost Nothing Hušman subtly maps environmental transformations through movements of wind and vegetation in an Adriatic island village, which she intertwines with images of seemingly generic interiors of newly renovated apartments for rent waiting for a new tourist season and economic opportunity.
On the other hand, 6 by 7 Meters, Rehearsals for a Film uniquely registers variations, frictions and narrative potentials of an urban living space-apartment which testifies about tensions, relationships and reconfigurations of its multiple lives and living conditions in a wider, social sense.
Already in its title, the project Rehearsals for an Exhibition suggests the experimental potential of the exhibition. The project is envisaged and developed within the space of the Gallery of Fine Arts as a series of spatial experiments, playing with fragments of sound and light inscriptions, as well as Ana’s and her numerous collaborators’ textual notes (the temporary collective is composed of the playwright, cinematographer, editor, musician, philosopher, art historian, graphic designer, etc.).
This exhibition project clearly builds on Ana’s already established artistic strategies: disassembling the structures and textures of cinematic elements through film, installation, books, sound, image and text; experimenting with the possibilities of animation, documentary and fictional cinematic methods, and the possibilities of the recorded voice and its articulation; as well as questioning and playing with the positions of the amateur and the professional subject of performativity, the medium itself, and the structures that dictate and produce patterns of behaviour.
Ana Hušman is a lecturer at the Department of Animation and New Media at the Academy of Fine Art in Zagreb, as well as a cofounder of the documentary film organization RESTART where she has been holding film education programs for children and young people for many years.
Her works are shown in numerous film festivals and solo and group exhibitions, such as 9th. Gwanju Biennale (2012), 25th & 56th October salon, Beograd (2012, 2016); Ana Hušman, Almost Nothing, MMSU Rijeka (2016); IFF Rotterdam (2009), DOK Leipzig (2006), etc.
For her works Market (2006), Lunch (2008), Football (2011), Almost Nothing (2016), she received several awards.
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On view till 1 October, 2017