Kracina, Damijan
No. 74
"Thylacinus Cynocephalus"
Artist: Kracina, Damijan
Title: Thylacinus Cynocephalus
Duration: 00:01:09
Year: 2000
Genre: Animation / Installation Art / Minute video

 
SYNOPSIS

The video reconstructs the movements of the Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus), which became extinct in 1936. A year before the video was created, the Australian Museum in Sydney began developing methods for preserving the genetic material of the animal in order to clone it in the 21st century, when appropriate technological procedures become available. Kracina watched the final footage of the Tasmanian tiger on TV and filmed it. He coloured the black-and-white shots and simulated the animal’s movements by means of repetition. In this way, he addressed humans’ irresponsible treatment of animal, and brought the tiger to life, so that cloning it would not be necessary. The video was shown with the TV set inside a cage.



 
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OTHER WORKS
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Damijan Kracina, Vladimir Leben - GalapagosDamijan Kracina, Vladimir Leben - GalapagosDamijan Kracina, Vladimir Leben - Galapagos
Damijan Kracina, Vladimir Leben - Galapagos (00:05:39)
Production: 2005
The video was created for a joint exhibition by Leban and Kracina entitled Galapagos. We see close-ups of an artificial installation of Galapagos Island, with a volcano at its centre. When individual animal species or motifs appear, the shots of the Islan...
Damijan Kracina, Katarina Toman Kracina - Marmelada / MarmaladeDamijan Kracina, Katarina Toman Kracina - Marmelada / MarmaladeDamijan Kracina, Katarina Toman Kracina - Marmelada / Marmalade
Damijan Kracina, Katarina Toman Kracina - Marmelada / Marmalade (00:03:37)
Production: 2004
Are you familiar with that tingling feeling somewhere that emerges around the root of your tongue when you eat marmalade without bread and butter? The marmalade sticks to your palate and its taste lingers in your mouth for a long time. It's that spec...
Damijan Kracina, Vladimir Leben - Ape BoysDamijan Kracina, Vladimir Leben - Ape BoysDamijan Kracina, Vladimir Leben - Ape Boys
Damijan Kracina, Vladimir Leben - Ape Boys (00:12:11)
Production: 2004
This music video with Damijan Kracina on bass and Vladimir Leben on drums was first a video performance in an installation in which the scenery simulated the ape’s natural habitat, similarly to what is done in TV documentaries. The video is exhibite...
Damijan Kracina - BasketVideoDamijan Kracina - BasketVideoDamijan Kracina - BasketVideo
Damijan Kracina - BasketVideo (00:19:41)
Production: 2001
A group activity – playing basketball in public. All the participants hold the rights to show the video: Borut Korošec, Jaka Mihelič, Damjan Švara, Grega Kregar, Damijan Kracina, Mojca Senegačnik, Katarina K. Toman, and Sara Hughes. Be...
Damijan Kracina - ZoospectiveDamijan Kracina - ZoospectiveDamijan Kracina - Zoospective
Damijan Kracina - Zoospective (00:11:53)
Production: 2000
The video summarises the basic motifs of the artist’s work: endangered species and fantasy animals of the future. It comprises an omnibus of five individual video pieces and additional raw video footage. First, we see ‘proteus’, a comput...
Damijan Kracina - AquariumDamijan Kracina - AquariumDamijan Kracina - Aquarium
Damijan Kracina - Aquarium (00:01:12)
Production: 1997
Underwater footage of a flock of rainbow trout, one of the species that, due to man's excessive and irresponsible exploitation of nature, began to displace the Soča trout. The swimming fish opening their mouths are silent witnesses of human actions. &n...
Damijan Kracina - The AntDamijan Kracina - The AntDamijan Kracina - The Ant
Damijan Kracina - The Ant (00:03:53)
Production: 1997
The video shows the last minute in the life of a dying ant which is stuck on an adhesive surface. At exhibitions, the static footage is presented on a miniature screen, with the ant practically life-size. The author discusses human irresponsibility and me...
Damijan Kracina - Intervju z ogroženo vrsto / /Interview with the Threatened KindDamijan Kracina - Intervju z ogroženo vrsto / /Interview with the Threatened KindDamijan Kracina - Intervju z ogroženo vrsto / /Interview with the Threatened Kind
Damijan Kracina - Intervju z ogroženo vrsto / /Interview with the Threatened Kind (00:02:25)
Production: 1997
A clip from the compilation Zoospective shows underground footage of the Soča trout, which is endangered due to irresponsible human behaviour and farming of trout, which is an invasive species in the natural habitat of the local species. The trout looks...
Damijan Kracina - Točka nič / Point ZeroDamijan Kracina - Točka nič / Point ZeroDamijan Kracina - Točka nič / Point Zero
Damijan Kracina - Točka nič / Point Zero (00:02:07)
Production: 1996
The video consists of three parallel strips showing the same footage in different time frames. It seems that we are following a video of the countryside shot from a moving car. The upper and lower strips follow the same timeline, while the strip in the ce...
Damijan Kracina - Kurca / Little HenDamijan Kracina - Kurca / Little HenDamijan Kracina - Kurca / Little Hen
Damijan Kracina - Kurca / Little Hen (00:02:55)
Production: 1996
The work was made in the studio of the sculpture department at the Academy of Fine Arts. A hen appears in the studio and waddles across the room. The prevailing colours of the image are various shades of blue. The hen is caught in a sculpture installation...
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