A cycle of lectures about Live Cinema organised by PAF within the framework of the Festivals of Live Cinema project continues. The autumn seminars What Is Live Cinema? with Greg Pope and Kateřina Koutná and the Tomáš Pospiszyl’s lecture In the Light of Laterna Magika, which took place in December, will be followed by the lecture What is Film?
by the significant artist and the expert from FAMU, Prague (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts)—Martin Blažíček, and curator Katarina Gatialová.
The lecture will be freely accessible to public.
On Monday the lecture will be followed by the vernissage of Blažíček’s Gradient exhibition in Vitrína Deniska. After the vernissage, Blažíček will introduce his cinematographic performance Binary Logic for the first time in Olomouc. This performance was produced by PAF within the Festivals of Live Cinema project for the Norwegian festival Screen City (October 2015).
Martin Blažíček and Katarina Gatialová: What is Film?
Thursday 25 February 2016
The Art Centre of Palacký University (Konvikt), Univerzitní 3, Olomouc
Vitrina Deniska, Denisova 5, Olomouc
vernissage: 29 February 2016, 6 pm
The vernissage will be followed by the cinematographic performance Binary Logic in Theatre, Konvikt (Univerzitní 3, Olomouc).
29 February 2016, 8 pm
Theatre , Univerzitní 3 (Konvikt), Olomouc
Martin Blažíček (b.1976, Czech Republic) gained a Master of Arts in Film Editing at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic (1997–2005) and a PhD in Audiovisual Media at the Centre of Audiovisual Studies in the same place (2009–2014), where he also currently teaches. With history as author of experimental films, he has performed live film and video since 2000. He is a former member of the art groups Ultra (2000–02) and Mikroloops (2007–11), and plays with the open live coding group Kolektiv. His films and live performances were shown at MAK Vienna, High Zero at Theatre Project Baltimore, Optosonic Tea at Diapason Gallery NY, Lux London, Anthology Film NY, DDM Gallery Shanghai, IDFF Jihlava, PAF Olomouc, City Gallery Leeds, Arnolfini Bristol, Entropia Gallery Wroclaw, Zamok Ujazdovski Warsaw, Dom Kino Minsk, Art Factory Lodz, Cinema Nova Brusel, Galerie Rudolfinum Prague, IFF Rotterdam, and more.
He lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic.