Project Author: Goranka Horjan
Duration: 17 minutes
Production year: 2013
Executive producer: Goranka Horjan, Ervin Šilić
Director: Goran Pavičić
Camera: Goran Kuprešanin
Editor: Goran Pavičić, Ervin Šilić
Author of the script: Goranka Horjan
Musical composer: Vid Balog, Noxin
3D animation Goce Vaskov
Voice: Vid Balog
Vlatka Filipčić Maligec, assistant
The multimedia mapping tells the course of the historic event – 16th century Peasant Revolt. Matija Gubec was one of the most charismatic peasants’ leaders in this part of Europe and one of the most popular Croatian historical characters ever. He is the central character around whom the story is built. Chosen verses from the famous Balade Petrice Kerempuha (Ballads of Petrica Kerempuh) of the author Miroslav Krleža (one of the most famous Croatian writers) are interpreted by a well-known actor Vid Balog. The characters mentioned in literature were projected on the monument simultaneously. Later, while reciting 17th century Habdelić’s description of the 1573 peasants’ revolt, in which he delivered the unforgettable speech of peasant leader Matija Gubec when addresses his soldiers prior to the decisive Battle at Stubica, is combined with the projection of the parts from the movie Peasants’ Revolt of 1573 directed by Vatroslav Mimica.
The Museum of Peasant Uprisings (Muzej seljačkih buna) is Croatian pioneer of thematic and living-history events. Presentations of enlivened history, today present in each and every part of our homeland, enrich tourist offer, so the Museum decided to make several versions of tournaments, historic espisodes and battles. In GUBEC THEATRE mapping, those museum programmes were used in the scenes related to peasants’ everyday life, their riots and complaints against Franjo Tahy, one of the cruelest feudal lords who was even prosecuted by the Royal Chamber. This part of mapping used original text from the 16th century document kept in the National Archive of Croatia.
GUBEC TEATAR (Gubec Theater) is a multimedia-mapping created in the Museum of Peasant Uprisings, Croatia as a powerful impetus for using new technologies in museum storytelling. The multimedia combines animation, films and light effects in order to enliven the Monument of Peasants’ Revolt and Matija Gubec and in such a way an overwhelming narration of historic events has been produced abundant with artistic solutions. The historical subject of the great 16thcentury peasant revolt against feudal lords becomes creatively related to the high rhetoric of the work of art, and a special innovation is the “enlivenment” of certain characters, projected on the monument in one swirl of colors and movements, augmenting the impression of the experience over and over again.
Since the 21st century, being the era of new technologies, aims to target new audiences the museum managed to show high quality of new technological approach by relating virtual solutions, works of art, performing arts and public memory, which turns the real historical adventure into a national multimedia-legend.
Source format HD video / 3D projection on the 40-meter long monument
Sound and colour