The Return of Neptun
This video work was created at the Komiža New Media Port (Video Vortex Summer School) in Komiža, Croatia, in July 2012. The site-specific piece is framed into a mini-performance and installation situation (looping an a 22"screen with headphones and 2 carafes on each side, gradually filled up by author/performer with port seawater, brought in with a sardine tin can -- to be seen in a separate docu-video).
"The Return of Neptun" video is composed of one single shot (taken in the sea infront of the Neptun* factory) cut into several parts, edited with original underwater-camera (ActionPro SD20F) sounds and interviews with the bathers at the Neptun factory beach on 12.7.2012.
The piece is a topical and site-specific development from the "Catharsis of Neptun" performance-based installation from the August 2011 edition of the Komiža New Media Port international summer school, where the author of this work also took part as mentor. Both were presented in(front of) the Komiža town reading room (Čitaona). In September 2013 "The Neptun Trilogy" by pETER Purg concluded with "The Absence of Neptun".
* "Neptun" was the biggest factory in Komiža, presently its dilapidated premises are owned by an international investment company. The fish-processing plant had united several smaller local companies, reaching back to a rich fishing history and know-how, it used to be the economic pride of Komiža...