Shipyard Sculptor




Original title: Skverski kipar
English title: Shipyard Sculptor
French title: Sculpteur naval

Documentary, duration 30 min.
Original format: HD, color
Audio: STEREO 2.0, Croatian
Subtitles: English
Aspect ratio: 16:9 anamorphic
Screening format: DCP, HDCAM, Digital Beta

Director: Branko Istvancic
Screenwriter: Damir Sirkovic
Director of photography: Boris Poljak
Music composer: Dalibor Grubacevic

Stanislav Bavcevic is a mechanical engineer working in the Split Shipyard – and a ‘shipyard sculptor’. He makes statues out of shipbuilding leftovers, always inspired by the shipyard motifs.


Stanislav Bavcevic (1954-2009) was a mechanical engineer, who worked at the Split shipyard in Croatia, as well as a “shipyard sculptor.” For years, he made statues out of shipbuilding leftovers. Using cold, crude steel, he came up with an infinite number of shapes and figures. With simple tools and a piece of steel, he could create a bust in a few minutes, as well as undertaking more monumental works, such as a 50-metre crucifix from a construction crane. He found his job in the shipyard, but also his inspiration and the raw material for his art.



Stanislav Bavcevic (1954-2009) était un ingénieur mécanique qui travaillait au chantier naval de Split, en Croatie, et un « sculpteur naval ». Pendant des années, il a conçu des sculptures avec les débris qu’il récupérait sur les chantiers de construction navale. À partir de l’acier froid et brut, il imaginait une infinité de formes et de figures. En utilisant des simples outils et un morceau d’acier, il pouvait créer un buste en quelques minutes et également entreprendre des projets plus monumentaux, tels que la crucifixion de Jésus d’une hauteur de 50 mètres à partir de la grue du chantier. Le chantier naval représentait non seulement son lieu de travail, mais également sa source d’inspiration et la matière première de son art.

This film aims to portray this extraordinary artist and try to figure out how he saw what he created. In what to us is a pile of waste he saw figures of infinity and shapes. It is created from trash and treasure giving a new aesthetic form.

 

 
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