Behind his mathematical and rhythmically constructed creations lies an extensive system of references which range from James Joyce and Plato to Stanley Kubrick and the realms of number and symbol in the Kabbalah.
Symmetries, series, inversions, and cyclical forms are typical characteristics of his captivatingly beautiful films. Galeta's almost obsessive attempt to re-order space, time, and narrative finds its most perfect realization in Two Times in One Space (1976/84) and Water Pulu 1869 1896 (1987/88). While in the first film he simultaneously tells and retells, by means of a double exposure delayed by 216 frames, the story of a mundane situation which is coming apart at the seams, in Water Pulu a putative water polo match between North Korea and France becomes an intoxicating contest between form and content. (www.filmmuseum.at)
dir. Ivan L. Galeta, Croatia, 1969, 12'
Two Times in One Space
dir. Ivan L. Galeta, Croatia, 1976/1984, 12'
dir. Ivan L. Galeta, Croatia, 1984, 10'
Water Polo 1869 1896/Water Pulu 1869 1896
dir. Ivan L. Galeta, Croatia, 1987/1988, 9'
dir. Ivan L. Galeta, Croatia, 1989, 7'
dir. Ivan L. Galeta, Croatia, 1972/1984, 12'
11 Dec 8:00 p.m. Film Auditorium — IVAN LADISLAV
GALETA /HR/: FILMS — lecture and screening —
12 Dec 5:00 p.m. Film Auditorium — IVAN LADISLAV
GALETA /HR/: VIDEOS — lecture and screening —
13 Dec 5:00 p.m. Film Auditorium — GALETA'S
TWENTY-FIVE OF STUDENT ANIMATION — lecture and
series of films — Croatian Animation