Bojan Mrđenović (b. 1987) has graduated in Art History and Information Science from Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He graduated in Cinematography from Academy of Dramatic Art, Zagreb. Since 2017 he is working as an associate assistant at the Department of Cinematography at Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. He works as freelance cinematographer and photographer.
I've been observing processes within the public spa complex in Daruvar, Croatia. Socio-economic circumstances have significantly changed since it was built in 1980, and it seems that it currently doesn't fit into the vision of Croatia as a luxury tourist destination. It represents a system of a public healthcare system where every man was guaranteed equal right to free healthcare. Movement through the space leaves an impression that people and the space are organically connected, that the processes evolve in their own slow rhythm, unencumbered by issues of national economy. Focus on relaxation and body care reflects a system of social care, which seems to be slowly disintegrating.