Animals and Machines, the block of videos made by Dominik Gajarský and Roman Štětina, will be screened on October 1 2016 in London. The videos originated through the initiative of the Czech Centre and are screened with the support of the Czech Centre London, PAF Olomouc and LUX London.
The screening block is composed of authorial videos and films that are linked by two visual artists’ common interest in the moving image. Dominik Gajarský (*1986) deals with cultural appropriation in Western culture and modernist foundations in art, in which the exoticism of indigenous cultures complements his interest in laboratory conditions and the ways of life of outlandish creatures. Roman Štětina (*1986) focuses on the circumstances in which audio-visual works originate. His videos are explorations or straightforward visual analyses of the environment and the technical instruments used by specialists who spend time in radio, film or television studios.
The block includes Knock, knock. / Who’s there? / Adore. / Adore who? / Adore is between us. Open up (2016), Threshold (2015), Carausius morosus (2015), Journey to the Beginning of Time (2014).
The screening will be accompanied by a discussion with both authors which will be led by Maria Palacios Cruz, LUX London.
More information can be found in the annotation on the website of the Czech Centre London.
DOMINIK GAJARSKÝ & ROMAN ŠTĚTINA: ANIMALS AND MACHINES
Close-Up Cinema, 97 Sclater St, London E1 6HR
October 1, 2016, 8 pm
distribution: PAF Aport