From Josef K to Lustration: Bureaucracy in Central Europe – audiovisual installation

Students from The Center For AudioVisual Studies at FAMU presented a series of linked installations exploring Bureaucracy and Totalitarianism. Not limited to Central European subjects, the works, using sound, video, sculpture, text and documentation from a public action explore the personal experience of the bureaucratic limiting of personal freedom(s). Haruna Honcoop, Petr Pololáník, Veronika Přistoupilová, Tomáš Roček, Matěj Šenkyřík and Andrej Sýkora were joined by their their department Chair Eric Rosenzveig and a fellow student from Charles University’s Film Studies Dept. Ondřej Bezucha. The works were presented in a hallway at NYU’s Richtruv Dum between February 23-24 with a guided tour by the artists slated for 18:00 on 24.2.

 

“Mer de Normandie” at the French festival in Prague

My spontaneous video art piece which I shot during my trip in Normandie in summer 2014 will be shown as an installation in NOD Gallery during Sněz tu žábu French festival on 12-15 March 2016. It is fascinating in which context it was created and in which context the work is show after all. I have never imagined when I was walking alone along the coast that it will end up 2 years later in a Prague gallery. It was my personal inner trip and the memories, which are attached to the piece, are still quite strong. I guess that the music which accompanies he video can tell in which state of mind it was made. Yes, the music is strong and sad. Life is full of absurdities. I never stop wondering…

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(installation animation by Jakub Krejčí)

Videokemp 2015

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Videokemp je jednodenní výstavní akce zaměřená na prezentaci současného umění ve formě videa. Jeho princip je jednoduchý. Na určeném místě, většinou v parku, vzniká po dobu jednoho odpoledne a večera stanové městečko, v němž každý z umělců prezentuje svoji práci ve vlastním stanu.Toto specifické prostředí poskytuje letní alternativu klasické galerijní prezentaci a odlišnou možnost sdílení dané tvorby. Od roku 2005 se Videokemp koná již podeváté. Letos se bude konat přesně deset let od uspořádání prvního Videokempu. Každý z uplynulých ročníků hostil práce cca 20-40 českých i zahraničních tvůrců. Předchozí ročníky proběhly ve spolupráci s galerijními institucemi (Galerie Altán Klamovka, Galerie Futura – Zámek Třebešice, GASK, Dům umění města Brna, Galerie Entrance) či jako nezávislá akce (park Letná v Praze). Po roční pauze se Videokemp vrací, tentokrát na místo svého prvního konání, tedy do parku u Galerie Altán Klamovka

Kurátoři: Viktor Čech a Lenka Sýkorová.

Vystavující: Alžběta Bačíková, Daniela Baráčková, Ashley Bell Clark, Quentin Euverte, Ester Geislerová – Johana Švarcová, Miroslav Hašek, Dominik Hejtmánek, Pavel Jestřáb, Antonín Jirát, Calvin Laing, Petra Lelláková & Vladimíra Večeřová, Tomáš Moravec, David Možný, Johana Pošová, Janek Rous, Dorota Sadovská, Tereza Severová, Haruna Tamaki Honcoop, Filip Turek, Johana Pošová, Miroslava Večeřová, Tereza Velíková a další.

Kurátorský stan FUD UJEP Ústí n/L., kurátoři: Štefan Pecko a Martina Johnová, vystavující: Jan Hrubeš a Kateřina Palešníková, Jiří Pitrmuc, Zdeněk Svejkovský,Michaela Hrabová.

Kurátorský stan FAMU Praha, kurátoři: Antonín Jirát a Štěpánka Šimlová

Změna vystavujících vyhrazena.

Galerie Altán Klamovka podpořena: Ministerstvem kultury ČR, Magistrátem hlavního města Prahy, Městskou částí Praha 5 a Gestorem – ochranným svazem autorským.
Mediální partner: artalk.cz

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VIDEOKEMP

Videokemp (videocamp) is one day exhibition focusing on contemporary Czech video art. The strategy of the event is simple; a campsite will be set up in a park, from afternoon until the following night with participating artists presenting work in their own tent. The exhibition format offers a summer alternative to the more traditional gallery environment.

This will be the ninth Videokemp since it began in 2005. This year is tenth year anniversary since first Videokemp. In the past, 20-40 artists were involved every year, with support from art institutions such as Galerie Altán Klamovka, Galerie Futura – Zámek Třebešice, GASK, Dům umění města Brna and Galerie Entrance. Videokemp was also held two times as independent venue in Letná park.

Following a one year break Videokemp is back for a collaboration with Altán Klamovka Gallery. This year’s location is Klamovka park in Prague.

Curator, producer: Viktor Cech, Lenka Sykorova

Gallery Altán Klamovka supporting institutions: Ministerstvo kultury ČR, Magistrát hlavního města Prahy, Městská část Praha 5 a Gestor – ochranný svaz autorský.
Medial partner: artalk.cz

vystrižek z MF dnes 1.8. VIDEOKEMP

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Fellowship at OSA ARCHIVUM in Budapest for my audio-visual project

I was awarded a 1 month scholarship from Visegrad Fund at OSA ARCHIVUM in Budapest to conduct my audio-visual project and research about communist architecture! This is a continuing project which I started 3 years ago in december 2013 in Bucharest thanks to Nisi Masa’s experimental film workshop and Sorina Cinemapus Diaconu and continued in Berlin thanks to Eva Gy and Quickino.

This time you’ll find me running around the city with my camera and surrounded by books and old communist footage in the archives and editing my video-art pieces this summer in Budapest.

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“RELICS OF COMMUNIST ARCHITECTURE” AUDIOVISUAL PROJECT

Research description:

Three years ago I initiated a project based on my experience in Romania which involves the concept of the gigantic residential palace of Ceausescu and the historical circumstances that lead to its completion – I made a short video showing the past documents connected with its construction, the historical events that took place in the palace in 1989 and the present state of the monster combining the nowadays footage with 8mm archive footage from 1963.

Two years ago I made a similar video concerning the construction and fall of the Berlin Wall and recent reconstruction of former communist settlements in east Berlin entitled (L)Ost Berlin. Recently I am working on a similar video on the communist architecture in Prague. I intend to create video art documentaries concerning other cities in the Eastern Block as well. Starting with Budapest during my fellowship at OSA ARCHIVUM and collecting archival footage for other cities, namely Bratislava, Warsaw, Dresden… I’ll be producing a complete cycle of video-art films to be shown in a galleries with a proper explanation in a written text which will accompany the video-art installation.

During my research at OSA, I intend to use the audiovisual material capturing architecture (or communist statues or public spaces) and important moments from the communist history related to those places. I want to spent at least four weeks in the OSA archive watching accessible audiovisaul metariasl and researching related archives. And three other weeks filming the material in Budpest which has relation to the Kádár past. I also want to go and shoot in the nearby Bratislava. I also intend to search for other archival video and audio material from Warsaw, Bucharest (could be added to my existing video material – see bellow).

My complete project will cover all countries and their capitals from the former Soviet Eastern Block. Yet during the 1 month fellowship at OSA, I will focus mainly on Budapest. I want to shoot recent state of the communist buildings while doing the fellowship and search for archival footage of the buildings and public spaces.

The result of my research and shooting will be made into art video project entitled RELICS OF COMMUNIST ARCHITECTURE – consisting of 6 short 4-5min long movies of the footage of 30 minutes together. They can be screened as one piece at documentary film festivals and shown in galleries as video-art installation as separate video-art pieces (each city/1 video). The installation in the gallery would require either 1 screen and play all video pieces in a loop or several screens and loudspeakers – each of the screen could have a written description of the displayed architecture and description of the historical events beside to the screen. The videos could be displayed in the galleries in all countries of the research.

Artistic approach:

I want to use technique of split screens – at one or 2 of the split screens showing the recent footage of the architecture and at the other split screens showing the important historical events concerning the space or the buildings it selfs, finding the same angles while filming them and comparing the archival materials.

For the sound, I want to use authentic audio recordings of communist songs related to the topic of architecture or important events happening at the buildings which I will find at the archives. I will collaborate with a film-music composer Dave Abbott from GB/GE who will use the sounds to compose audio-tracks which will be used as a base for each videoart clip.

Examples of the project:

PART 1: “TREI MINUTI DE BUCHAREST” (2013)

Screenshots from the videoart :

Snímek obrazovky 2015-04-20 v 8.48.51 PMPalace of the Parliament in Bucharest (1984), the largest civilian building in the world and the second largest building after Pentagon. Recent footage and archival footage: young architect of the Palace, Anca Petrescu introducing the palace and model of the palace on black and white picture.

Snímek obrazovky 2015-04-20 v 8.51.51 PMThe former headquarters of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party (now the Ministry of Internal Affairs building) in Bucharest’s Palace Square where Ceausescu gave his final speech on 21 December 1989. The broadcasting of his speech was interrupted.

PART 2: BERLIN – “(L)OST BERLIN” (2013)

The recent footage for the project I shot in Berlin in 2013 (including Berliner Zeitung building, Soviet War memorial park, Berlin Wall, settlements etc. ) – but I need to get an approval from Bundes Archive in Berlin or alternatively look for a footage in OSA archive to complete the video.

Screen shot LOST BERLIN

Screen shot LOST BERLIN 2

Music which will be used for the Berlin part is composed by German music composer Bastian Schick: :https://soundcloud.com/bastianschick/zuckerb-ckertanz?in=haruna-honcoop/sets/my-film-music. The music composition is combining famous speech by Kennedy: “Ich bin Ein Berliner” and Honecker’s speech at the Berlin Wall.

So I’m very thankful to VISEGRAD FUND that I can continue my project which started in a spontaneous way and that I will have finally a proper basis and financial support to continue.

BATESIAN – a collaborative feature film

Kino 5 in Vienna is preparing an international collaborative feature film BATESIAN.

www.batesian.org

5 scripts by scriptwriters from all over the world (Allen White/USA, Jacob Holmes Brown/Australia, Mike Hoath/Australia,Jerker Beckman/Sweden and Mate Fazekas/Hungary) will be put together into a feature film.

The whole film production is based on collaborative approach and anyone can join the film project and start discussing the appearance of the film which is currently in pre-production phase. You can start discussing the appearance/ideas of the film in the FORUM.

Many calls will be launched during the whole production process, you can already subscribe as a crew or team member in the CALLS FOR TEAM AND CREW.

Join now!

KINO KABARET POPRVÉ V PRAZE!

Ve dnech 27. září – 2. října 2011 se v Praze uskuteční první ročník experimentálního filmového workshopu KINO KABARET PRAHA. Jedná se o setkání převážně mladých filmařů na mezinárodní úrovni, při kterých vznikají originální krátké filmy, které se v době konání workshopu budou promítat v pražských kinech pro veřejnost.

Pražský Kino kabaret je vůbec první akcí svého druhu v České republice. Vlastní idea Kino kabaretů se zrodila v Montrealu v roce 2001, odkud se během deseti let rozšířila do více než 60 měst po celém světě. Je založena na principu nesoutěživosti a spontánnosti filmové tvorby v krátkém časovém limitu. Smyslem celé akce je především užít si zábavu při tvorbě filmů v kreativním, mezinárodním kolektivu mladých tvůrců a vzájemně si při produkci filmů vypomáhat.

Pražský Kino kabaret bude rozdělen do tří dvoudenních sekcí (tzv. session). Během jedné session platí pro účastníky jednotný časový limit 33 hodin na tvorbu krátkých filmů. Čím více krátkých filmů v tomto limitu vznikne, tím lépe. Velkou satisfakcí účastnícím se filmařům je pak následná veřejná projekce čerstvě natočených filmových děl v předních pražských kinech. Následující den po projekci pak startuje další session. Základnou pro prezentaci scénářů, vytváření filmových týmů a postprodukci je klub Univerzity Karlovy K4.

Nároky na účast nejsou nikterak vysoké – účastnit workshopu se mohou jak amatérští, tak profesionální filmaři a herci, témata filmů i způsob natáčení filmů jsou rovněž zcela libovolná. Poplatek za účast na jedné session 250 Kč pokrývá 2 snídaně a organizační náklady. Každou session lze absolvovat jednotlivě, není nutné se účastnit všech tří.

Vytvořené filmy lze shlédnout každý druhý večer konání workshopu. Budou promítány v experimentálním prostoru NoD (28.9. od 21:00), v kině Světozor (30.9. od 22:30) a v kině Bio Oko (2.10. od 21:00). Jednotná cena vstupného pro návštěvníky kin je 60 Kč.

Více informací naleznete na našich stránkách http://www.kinopraha.cz Přihlášky na Kino kabaret Praha lze podat do 15.září 2011. Maximální počet účastníků je 70.

KINO KABARET PRAHA 2011