Orlando – Symbol of Freedom
Orlando is a symbol of the City of Dubrovnik, signifying freedom, peace and safety. Orlando is a 600-year-old witness. Having seen the birth of the Republic and survived through wars, Orlando observes the joy, tears and laughter of the people of Dubrovnik and its visitors from all over the world, who pass in front of it every day. Orlando is an inspiration.
The exhibition uses modern multimedia to interpret Orlando through history, visual arts, literature and music. More than seventy original exhibits presented at the exhibition are grouped into seven thematic units.
Orlando light installation
The central room hosts a light installation of Orlando, which was made specially for the exhibition, due to the original Orlando Column undergoing restoration and being inaccessible to the public. The spatial installation includes a large map of the historical centre of Dubrovnik, showing the locations of the Orlando Column and the exhibition.
Performance with a Polaroid camera
Visitors are invited to participate in a special performance: photographed by a Polaroid camera in front of the Orlando light installation they become part of the exhibition as the snapshots, once developed, are exhibited on the walls. This is a homage of sorts to the legendary photographer Kaja Đerek, who used to take photos of tourists in front of the Orlando Column.
Through Orlando’s Eyes
Through Orlando’s Eyes is a modern multimedia installation that uses the VR glasses to lead visitors on a virtual tour of seven historical locations in the city of Dubrovnik. For a complete experience, visitors need to climb a podium supporting the VR glasses in order to reach the height of the Orlando Column, while a video projection enables other visitors to observe what is seen through the VR glasses.
Exhibition design and visual identity: Marko Rašić + Vedrana Vrabec // Client: Dubrovnik Museums / Exhibition curator: Pavica Vilać / Concept: Vinicije B. Lupis / Marketing: Julijana Antić Brautović / Multimedia: Novena / Production: Dubrovnik Museums, Vult, Fotostar / Location: The Rector’s Palace Dubrovnik / Full exhibition name: Orlando – Symbol of Freedom / 14.9.2019 – 29.2.2020
Photo: Damir Fabijanić, Rašić+Vrabec