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PATO'S LOGIC

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WHO IS
SANJIN PATALIĆ

Behind Pato's Logic stands Sanjin Patalić, a curious lover of the space in which he lives - a traveler, a curious person, a philosopher, an interpreter of space. Traveling through the expanses outside his environment, he saw, experienced and heard people's wishes, their aspirations related to tourism, so, prompted by such wishes, he decided to take one step towards a more interesting tomorrow where the quantity is no longer important, but the quality of the tourist offer. Hearing people's cry for something new, he decided to create Pato's Logic - a combination of emotions (Greek pathos - great enthusiasm, rapture) and logic (Greek logica - word, mind), but leaving an ethical interpretation (Greek ethos, ethics - morality) to the observer.

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gOLI OTOK

The story of Goli otok leads to a journey into the past, to a time of pain and suffering, regimes and some other system and rules of life. However, Goli otok continued its life on this legacy. We observe the symbolism and the message to us - observers of contemporary views on life - in all its isolation and silence. Therefore, its existence should not be ignored and left in the past, but one should learn from it, absorb that loud message in silence.

Art is a way of interpreting reality - past, present or future. This experience leads the observer to exactly such a path: knowing the past and the present, he himself makes a judgment about all three times - this terrifying responsibility rests with him alone.

Pato's Logic is not just a tourist tour of Goli otok- this is an artistic and moral journey of an individual who has experienced the aesthetics of horror.

Using everything that Goli otok can provide (beauty, peace, fear, danger, horror, ruins), Pato's Logic delicately combines several opposites (politics, art, morality). What the observer will become aware of after this experience depends only and exclusively on him and his desire to reexamine history, art and, of course, himself. 

GOLI OTOK
GUIDED TOURS

Close to paradise itself - Paradise beach - by boat line to the former hell - Goli otok and Tetina bay - where we start our adventure. Hell is only 30 minutes away from paradise by boat, and during that time we observe the surroundings of Goli otok: at the foot of the mythical mountain Velebit, in the middle of small Kvarner, now partially forested, but once completely bare, hit by a strong storm and surrounded by the sea and the strong sea current that made a perfect natural prison - the Croatian Alcatraz.
Upon arrival at Goli otok, we visit the gallery where we learn about the history of Goli otok, accompanied by photographs of all parts of the prison, with which we also learn about inaccessible, life-threatening parts of the island.

The story of Goli otok leads to a journey into the past, to a time of pain and suffering, regimes and some other system and rules of life. However, Goli otok continued on this legacy
life. We observe the symbolism and the message to us - observers of contemporary views on life - in all its isolation and silence. Therefore, its existence should not be ignored and left in the past, but one should learn from it, absorb that loud message in silence. 

Returning to the safety of Tetina bay brings us free time for individual experiences: a cold drink, ice cream, swimming in the crystal clear sea of Goli otok and/or introspection about the experience of the former prison - at your service for freedom and pleasure, once so distant and unattainable prisoners. Then follows the Dante-esque return by boat to Lopar – from Goli otok to Paradise beach. But don't forget the experience of hell in the charms of paradise.

TAXI BOAT

goli otok

LOPAR

GOLI OTOK

 9:30 h - 20:00 h

Boat ride: 30 min
Free time: 4 h

20€

TRANSPORT

Private tour

GOLI OTOK

LOPAR

GOLI OTOK

Departure: 9:30 h
Return: 14:00 h
Boat ride: 30 min
Guided tour: 1 h
Free time: 3 h

35€

TRANSPORT + GUIDED TOUR

*The tour is free for children up to 14 years old

*Minimum of 4 guests

Private tour

GOLI OTOK

LOPAR

GOLI OTOK

Departure: 17:00 h
Return: 20:00 h
Boat ride: 30 min
Guided tour: 1 h
Free time: 1.5 h

35€

TRANSPORT + GUIDED TOUR

*The tour is free for children up to 14 years old

*Minimum of 4 guests

ALL YOU CAN

GOLI OTOK

LOPAR

GOLI OTOK     SV. GRGUR

In period
from 9:30 h to 20:00 h

Price on request

TRANSPORT + GUIDED TOUR

REVIEWS

WHAT DID OTHER ADVENTURE LOVERS SAY

Katica M.

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. SANJIN TOOK US THROUGH THE HISTORY OF THIS NIGHTMAREchFOOT PLACE. IT'S SCARYLY BEAUTIFUL AND SURREAL INchITI ABOUT ALL THE SAD FATE OF SO MANY PEOPLE WHO ENDED UP THERE. DEFINITELY WORTH SEEING. THE ONLY DEFECT IS THAT THE LOCAL POPULATION OR THE STATE DOES NOT SEE IT AS A PLACE WORTH CARE AS A HISTORICAL MONUMENT. WEDćOM, THERE COME PEOPLE LIKE SANJIN, YOU CAN SEE HIS LOVE AND INTEREST FOR EVERY STONE of the bare island. RETURNćWE ARE SAFE.

Sanjin Patalić;'s photo exhibition "Yearning" represents only a part of the observed details of drawings on the walls of the industrial zone of the island of Goli which have originated between 1958 and 1988. Those creations are

located in obscure places, often on the walls of lavatories. 

The series of photos is exhibited in the bowling area and is connected with a red rope which symbolizes the censorship of human yearnings and the isolation of man from mankind. At the same time that, that rope represents oblivion, the collapse of these types of expressions of human emotions that emerged from the need to conserve that which is human and necessary in the life of every man, as is the case with caveman drawings.

The photographs show details of prisoners' drawings which the author has preserved from ruination. At the beginning of the series there is the only coloured photograph - "5 by 5 (days)" - which represents the anticipation of freedom and at the same time the slow passing of time. Red, the colour of passion and life, but also of danger, additionally emphasizes the yearning of the Individual for freedom. Particularly interesting is the part of the series 
dealing with women - the yearning for the corporeality but also for the freedom of emotions that are deeply suppressed in the individual. The last photograph of the series ("Fishermen who pull the net") displays the ultimate
yearning of man - the freedom of the life of man with nature as well as from  it, free from the red rope, full of wishes (not yearnings) that come to fruition in simplicity and a free life. 

The titles of the works (BAM 1-11) express one visitor's reaction to the seen works on the walls: "This is so bam-bam-bam-bam!" Obviously the visitor has expressed elation for the drawings on the walls, not comprehending their meaning of the yearning for the freedom he himself posesses. That precise outcry represents modern man's shooting at the past - because not realizing the context of origin of these drawings he expresses inappropriate reactions. Or maybe they are appropriate? For the devastation of Goli is the inappropriate reaction of our society on one part of out past, our shooting at and destruction of other's yearnings, then so real, and today they are

"bam-bam-bam".

EXHIBITION
PRISONERS
DRAWINGS

IZVOR

On Goli otok, where water was a precious resource, there was a ship named "Izvor". The Izvor ship specialized in transporting water and was crucial for the camp's water supply. Logistically, it was difficult to bring water to Goli otok. That is exactly why the Izvor ship played a key role. That alone was not only a symbol of hope for the prisoners, but also a symbol of strength and sustainability. His role in bringing water to Goli otok made him a key link in the prisoners' survival. Without the Izvor ship, the source of life on the island would be even more inaccessible, and the struggle for water would be even more difficult.

Water, symbolizing the source of life, flowed through the veins of that vessel, and its journey represented a vital link between survival and survival.

Times have changed, and Goli otok has become a symbol of the dark past. The source of water was no longer necessary, and the ship Source ceased to perform its previous mission.

But a new story appeared on the horizon told by Sanjin Patalić - the captain of the new ship, which bears the same name - "Izvor".

Today, the spring, sailing through the sea, symbolizes the source of life and freedom. Sanjin's voice becomes a source of knowledge, his words feed travelers' curiosity, opening their eyes to the dark past of Goli otok. Through his stories, the ship Izvor once again becomes the connection between water and life. Like water that once flowed through its predecessors, this guide's wisdom acts as a source of information and knowledge, feeding the minds of those who join his adventures.

The source becomes a bridge between the past and the present, connecting travelers with the story of Goli otok.

 

izvor 1.jpeg

GOLI OTOK
GALLERY

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