The Age of Happiness, 2009, HD video
Courtesy the artist and Gallery Tiziana di Caro, Salerno, Italy
The work of the Croatian artist Damir Očko expands in the use of video, music, installation and drawing thus grasping the density of the explored events by, in the same time, documenting reality while maintaining the critical distance from it. Instead of focusing on the issue and direct confrontation, the artist explores the more subtle potential of subjects placed in his works.
Key aspect of Očko’s work is the research of the musical language and its potential to generate narrative by using the abstract sonic symbols organized in an acoustic structure such as music or to perform political statements within the system of an absolute indeterminacy. In particular, this is relevant for his films, where the simple soundtrack is replaced with complexities of an acoustic narrating.