PAF has started cooperation with Hungarian festival Crosstalk. For our new partner we have prepared three program blocks of Czech videos, each for every festival day. Apart from Other Visions 2012 selection, the screen of Budapest TOLDI Art Cinema will experience also curatorial selection by Alexandr Jančík Other visions of Czech Animation, and video works by Czech artist Petr Krátký, who will personally introduce his video block as special guest of PAF.
More detailed information on PAF program blocks at Crosstalk web-page.
(Petr Krátký: The Apartment, 2013)
TOLDI Art Cinema
13 September 2013 Friday
16:30 - 18:00: PAF Olomouc [CZ] presents: Other Visions of Czech artist PETR KRÁTKÝ. Talk and presentation of video works.
14 September 2013 Saturday
17:30 - 18:15: PAF Olomouc [CZ] presents: OTHER VISION - Czech Animation
15 Sempteber 2013 Sunday
17:00 - 18:30: PAF Olomouc [CZ] presents: Other Visions - Selection of Czech Moving Images 2012
Other Visions – Selection of Czech Moving Images 2012
The final video selection for the Other Visions section presents formally diverse approaches to grasping one's own personal cosmology. It moves from poetic pata-scientific film images (Smetana, Helán) to a series of more structured narratives (Kacar, Jelínková, Kynclová and Vaněk) and straightforward site-specific animation (Žák, Rada). The genre of documentary is represented by a group portrait of a Turkish civil initiative aimed at protecting genetically original, unmodified seed and plant species (Akile Nazli Kaya). At the same time, more self-proclaimed activists use performance language in an attempt to repeat a meaningful coexistence with Mother Earth. For example, through tiny interventions they adjust human indifference and arrogance towards everything "underhuman" (Doležalová). A group of unregistered volunteer electricians (Vojtěch Fröhlich, Ondřej Mladý, Jan Šimánek, Vladimír Turner) deal with the excesses of a naughty son of Mother Earth – with Metropolis – radically and in their own way. The works are connected by the meaningful use of the moving image; from the perspective of interconnected sound, the spoken word, suggestive forms of drawing and painting, and from seeing the image as a means of recording a unique event in time and space (Vojtěch Fröhlich).
Matěj Smetana, Factory 1-3, 2012, 6 min.
David Helán, Cinemat Rest in Peace, 2012, 2:46
Vojtěch Žák & Vojtěch Rada, Světotvar, 2012, 3.18 min.
Vojtěch Fröhlich, Ca..., 2011, 4.12 min.
Vojtěch Fröhlich, O. Mladý, J. Šimánek, V. Turner, Illumination, 2012, 3:25 min.
Akile Nazli Kaya, People Who Attempt To Save The World, 2012, 30 min.
Jana Doležalová, Situation Changes The Norm, 2012, 10:10 min.
Kateřina Kynclová, Vojjtěch Vaněk, Little Box, 2012, 10:30 min.
Soňa Jelínková, Pretty Face, 2012, 9:27 min.
Jan Kacar, Freak Show, 2012, 9:52 min.
Other Visions of Czech Animation
Other Visions of Czech Moving Image represents such works of art that are more often seen in displays than in cinemas. Their authors usually do not have any academic film education, but in most cases they come from artistic backgrounds. Thus they are well informed about the development of 20th century art that was dominated by the media of photography, film and video, as well as many artistic styles and movements. To these authors, moving pictures are only one of the many expressive possibilities they can use to create films lacking film narration and tight narrative structures. The selection follows the most distinctive tendencies – other visions that have happened in Czech production since 2007. The PAF curators think about the art of moving image in broad terms; able to absorb not only technical categories and narrative structure, but also genuinely conceptual videos.
Martin Kohout, Moonwalk, 2008, 2:20 min.
Martin Bůřil, MONOSKOP no. 3 - Monkeyking Legend, 2010, 6:55 min.
Pavel Ryška, Cheesy Snow, 2007, 4:01 min.
Jiří Havlíček & Filip Cenek, Untitled (1. tune; 2. image that reflects itself), 2005–2007, 3:00 min.
Jan Šrámek & Vojtěch Vaněk, Untitled, 2010, 4:29 min.
Viktor Takáč, -are you telling me, the future continues in the past?, 2008, 3:00 min.
Daniel Pitín, The Lost Architect, 2008, 1:41 min.
Matěj Smetana, Weary Delight, 2001, 1:14 min.
Pavel Švec, In a Nutshell, 2008, 11:29 min.
Pavla Sceranková, Moving out, moving in, 2007, 1:01 min.
Other Visions of Czech Artist Petr Krátký
In his work Petr Krátký (CZ, 1985) constantly oscillates between a sophisticated approach of a professional artist and a civic self-ironizing of activities he pursues. Meticulous analysis of formal features of the medium, he just works in, are accompanied with a particular, deadpan, rational humour, which emphasizes that the artistic role, he takes rather seriously, is just one part of the multifaceted life. In his video performative works he often evolves a focused choreography dealing with a particular moment, in which he or other elements in the composition appear. By manipulating the medium as well as his own body, he tries to express and analyse the current situation of conven- tional positions such as video performance or conceptual work with image.
Petr Krátký graduated from the studio of Intermedia confrontations at the Academy of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He is a finalist of the Szpilmann Award 2010.
Petr Krátký, Intro, 2011-2013
Petr Krátký, The Apartment, 2013, 4:41 min
Petr Krátký, Interpretation Limits, 2013, 6:30 min
Petr Krátký, No Comment, 2013, 2:50 min
Petr Krátký, The Writer, 2013, 3:08 min
Petr Krátký, Houdek, 2010
Petr Krátký, Documentation-Stop Motion, 2013 (Cabinet Gallery, Brno, curated by: Martin Mazanec)
Petr Krátký: The Crutch (Hold On), 2011, 6:46 min
Petr Krátký, Final Cut, 2010, 1:17 min
Petr Krátký, No title, 2010, 0:53 min
Petr Krátký, Hexaton, 2011, 1:00
Petr Krátký, Outro, 2011-2013
Crosstalk Video Art Festival Budapest
Supported by Visegrad Fund.