It is very interesting when you got the chance to realize your vision, at that moment you do understand that you are a visionary, and all before that moment you can’t really be sure about that, but you know it is going to lead to something big.

Helena Bulaja Madunic @ Total - Croatia NEWS /  "NIKOLA TESLA - MIND FROM THE FUTURE"

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Back in 2005, literally on New Year’s Eve, I flew to New York and started the first research for my cross-media storytelling documentary project “Mechanical Figures Inspired by Tesla” … so it has been now a 14-year journey, and we have been all around the world filming and presenting our work in many places from New York to Tokyo and New Zealand … but the last 3 years have been spent fully devoted to recreating that work for and within this exhibition.

 

And It was a challenge to see my vision coming true inside of the gallery spaces…

 

I have to find the right balance and models of how to transform film, animation, illustration and other multimedia materials I collected over the years into this exhibition, that is actually one huge walk-through movie experience, an immersive interactive space installation that I like to call Film Fresco.


It is very interesting when you got the chance to realize your vision, at that moment you do understand that you are a visionary, and all before that moment you can’t really be sure about that, but you know it is going to lead to something big.

So the change from the original idea I had 13 years ago didn’t change at all, but every work, special work of artist or scientist is not "normal" work, it is a lifetime journey. So objectively speaking the idea and vision what this has to be didn’t change at all, but this 3 years of work on the exhibition put one culmination to changes that happened to me, my life and all involved in many ways, through all these years, as well as for new collaborators who came into the process for the exhibition.

 

For the I would like to emphasize that process of working on 1st Madrid, and 1st Zagreb exhibition opened up fantastic co-production collaboration on the new 3D animated movie "Tesla - The Invention of a Dream" by Serbian director Branislav Brkić, that is for our installation transformed into an interactive Tesla theatre... 

 

As you can see, this is a life journey, and all who enter will not exit the same. 

 

you can read the full story and interview with the author Helena Bulaja Madunic at this article.