PAF 2013: Kinetism and motion film and video archives of Visegrad
PAF is the yearlong running platform in its 12th year of existence. The present project is based on cultural research in V4 countries. Conditions for its implementation are research and consultation of "live culture" archival identity in V4 countries and countries of Eastern and Central Europe in general. Questions of motion and resulting instability of film and video archives will be illustrated by an example of kinetism and presented in V4 countries.
The project aims to provide image of live culture and social events based on reconstruction of historical events and documentations by means of "kinetism" in V4 region (and Central and Eastern Europe in general). The motion archive refers to digitization of film, video and documentation. The partial aim is the cooperation between old and young artists from V4 region based on unifying spheres of the project (A, B). Uniqueness is in the integration of older artists into the general dramaturgy of the project and research outputs and their interconnection with younger colleagues, curators and experts
A) KINETISM OF FILM AND VIDEO – processing of sources of historical and present kinetism, film statue construction and projection events in V4 region (press releases, programmes, invitations, interviews, audio/video records), secondary literature (reviews and reports in media) and personal consultations with curators, dramaturgists and experts from V4 countries. The programme for general public in form of exhibitions, presentations and lectures will be created on basis of research activities and obtained data.
B) MOVING V4 ARCHIVE – Czech moving image history together with its manifestations by examples of "kinetism" will be compared with surrounding countries, especially V4 region, where blending of cinema history, visual arts and present manifestations of moving image is in the long term interpreted in form of international distribution networks, archives, museum collections and editorial series.
Outputs will be accessible on www.pifpaf.cz and the academic platform www.mediabaze.cz.
Catalogue profiles related to the research and interconnection of existing archives in V4 region will be seen from curatorial perspective.
27. 2. – 20. 3. 2014 | Vitrína Deniska, Olomouc, Czech Republic | Martin Kochan: Selected Products | exhibition
opening: Thursday 27. 2. 2014, 5pm
exhibition: 28. 2. – 20. 3. 2014
curated by: Katarína Gatialová
Appropriated object, paid work and folk-art-still-life by Martin Kochan. Kochan is young Slovak artist, activist, leftist and ruffian who show off more and more. There is often bitter critique present in his works, but it is not quite clear whether it is an artistic intention or just plain coincidence. He likes to present himself however as an abstract artist.
21.– 22. 2. 2014 | PAF: REVIZOR A SOUČASNÝ SURREALISMUS | REVIZOR, VESELÍ NAD MORAVOU, ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA | VÝSTAVA, PROJEKCE, KONCERT
On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of February 2014 will be held in Veselí nad Moravou, Czech Republic, audiovisual festival reVIZOR. For the third year of this young festival, part of its programme has been prepared by PAF. You can look forward not only to screenings, but also to solo exhibition of Olomuc-based artist Martin Fišr in Panský dvůr gallery or concert of DJ Sestra & Karel lv.
We have prepared five programme blocks altogether for Veselí Culture Centre:
Other Visions 2013
screening of competition videos
As usually, reVIZOR will screen Other Visions, the videos from competition section of PAF – Festival of film animation in Olomouc. Its curator David Kořínek has chosen top ten of the most interesting achievements in the area of moving image on the boundary of animation, experimental films and video art, that were made during the year 2013.
screening of authorial animations
Slovak magazine on animation Homo Felix has prepared in collaboration with PAF the collection of the best from the contemporary authorial animation in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland and Hungary. The selection has been made with a special focus on the (post)student films.
video screening, digital art
Prog-rock. Psychedelia. Visual storm. Block of exciting videos by New-York based musician and one of the most notable digital artists of today, Yoshihide Sodeoka, has been refreshed after its great success at PAF – Festival of Film Animation with some brand new works. How about Sex Pistols as ASCII video, Psychedelic Death Vomit 3D or frantic Devils Reign?
Sestra & Karel lv
Elektro/RE-Edits/Indie / DJ set
Who is Sestra? Collect all the leaves for the fingerprints, disembowel all the animals, for there might be some lead in their stomach. Sestra? It's something like brother with another gender. She sputters and shakes like sausage on the grill, makes your head spin as if full of mites.
Martin Fišr: Orbis
exhibition in Panský dvůr
Collector of postcards and visual artist Martin Fišr will present one of his series of manipulated images that are subject to rhythm and harmony of utterly new compositions. Floral still lives changes under his scalpel into the intricate geometric designs, country houses into seaside resorts, pets into man-eating dangerous beasts.
The exhibition will be opened at Friday the 21st of February at 4 pm and will last to the end of March.
opening: Friday 21st of February, 4 pm
exhibiton: 21. 2. – 31. 3. 2014, Panský dvůr, Veselí nad Moravou, Czech Republic
Martin Fišr: Orbis
Veselí nad Moravou, 21. + 22. 2. 2014
Veselí nad Moravou, The South Moravian Region
Veselí Culture Centre (Veselské kulturní centrum)
23. 1. – 17. 2. 2014 | Vitrína Deniska, Olomouc, Czech Republic | Kata Mach: Best Before | exhibition and presentation
opening and presentation: Wednesday 22. 1. 2014, 6pm
exhibition 23. 1. – 17. 2. 2014
curated by: Katarína Gatialová
Stale subversive feminism. The destructive irony, aesthetics of awkwardness, and groceries after their best before date. Punk from the kitchen. Kata Mach is radical and unrestrained. Her every performance takes her further and further from the contemporary art scene, into the strange no man's land. She comes from Bratislava.
6–8 December 2013 | XII. PAF OLOMOUC| PAF ART – Festival of contemporary art on the theme Kinetics of Image | group exhibition and solo installations
UC UP Olomouc | Gallery U Mloka | Gallery Dé | Vitrína Deniska
curators: Jiří Havlíček, Martin Mazanec, Marie Meixnerová, Alexandr Jančík
PAF – Festival of Film Animation is well known for its examination of the phenomena of animation in the wider context of cinematography and visual studies.
This year, PAF puts an unprecedented emphasis on audio-visual installations which are at the festival present in really record number and technical demands.
On top of it, the installations will be also in areas at which the visitors of PAF did not have a chance to look in the past (e.g. Lectorium Medium or Caroline etc.). The former Jesuit boarding school, in whose unique setting the Festival of Film Animation takes place, benefiting from its fantastic genius loci, will thus reveal its secrets from the dark burrow in its dungeons to the Gallery in the attic.
All the installations of major Czech and foreign artists (Gábor Ösz, Ernest Edmonds, Takeshi Murata, Yoshi Sodeoka, Jiří Havlíček, Aleš Čermák, Tomáš Svoboda, Jakub Hošek and Nik Timková, Max Capacity and others) will be thus accessible not only to the accredited visitors, but also to the general public for the whole duration of the festival – and it's completely free.
Moreover, the organizers decided to include for the very first time in the twelve year history of PAF the guided tours on all the installations within Konvikt. The tours will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, meeting with the "guide" is always at 2pm in the Atrium at the Konvikt ground floor.
The exhibition programme is this year thematically connected mostly with the programme sectionsKinetics of Image and Colourful 50s, and is taking place not only at Konvikt, but also at other locations within Olomouc – for example at Gallery U Mloka, Vitrína Deniska or "nomadic" Gallery dé situated in a tram.
PAF ART 2013
2 Dec 2013 – 10 Jan 2014 | GD | Relics | curator – Pavel Ryška | exhibition | PAF Art – Colourful 50s
5–20 Dec | GUM | Anémic Cinéma | curator – Marie Meixnerová | exhibition | PAF Art – Kinetics of Image
5 Dec 2013 – 10 Jan 2014 | VD | Aleš Čermák: Why Think About the Future? | exhibiton | PAF Art
5–8 Dec | A | Blind Love | curator – Jiří Havlíček | exhibition | PAF Art – Aport Animation
5–8 Dec | AG | Other Visions 2013 | installation | Other Visions
5–8 Dec | K | Jakub Hošek & Nik Timková: Gothic Disneyland | installation | PAF Art
5–8 Dec | AM | Tomáš Svoboda: One Second in the Life of Julia Roberts | installation | PAF Art – Kinetics of Image
5–8 Dec | WB | Yoshi Sodeoka (US): Psychedelic Death Vomit (Slight Return) 3D | AV installation | PAF Art – Kinetics of Image
5–8 Dec | KPC | Max Capacity: Kinetics of Image | exhibition | PAF Art – Kinetics of Image
5–8 Dec | Konvikt | Diateca (1950–1960) | PAF Art – Colourful 50s
6–8 Dec | Gábor Ősz (HU): Ontology | AV installation | PAF Art – Kinetics of Image
5–8 Dec | Ernest Edmonds (GB): Shaping Space | AV installation | PAF Art – PAF Cult
5–8 Dec | WB | Takeshi Murata | | PAF Art – Kinetics of Image
5–8 Dec | Jiří Havlíček: Untitled (High Time) | Konvikt | PAF Art – Kinetics of Image
6–7 December 2013 | Lunchmeat Visuals Workshop | workshops and live AV performances at PAF 2013
Intensive two-day workshop under the supervision of visual artists from the Lunchmeat studio will show the comprehensive process, beginning with the preparation and implementation of scenography, proceeding through the creation of materials, and ending with performances that use contemporary VJing programmes and techniques.
The experienced instructors from Lunchmeat will introduce among others the work in the software Resolume or number of other VJ techniques and procedures. The Workshop has a limited capacity of 12 participants and is meant for those with at least some knowledge in this area. The outputs and practical attempts will be introduced during Saturday's night festival programme. Each participant has to bring his own computer. The basic experience with computer creativity in areas such as graphic, editing or animation is an advantage.
30 November 2013 | PAF Archive and Other Visions of Animation: Re-Edits | Anilogue Festival | Budapest, Hungary | presentation and screening
We would like to invite you to the PAF Archive and Other Visions of Animation: Re-Edits programme at Hungarian Animation Film Festival Anilogue.
PAF will introduce Czech video art working with re-editing of already existing movies:
AFTER THE ASSASSINATION (3 FRAGMENTS) / PO ATENTÁTU (3 FRAGMENTY) (Filip Cenek, Czech Republic 1998, 6´10)
The film treats a scene from a Czech war film about the assassination of Heydrich. It´s an intimate scene where three characters learn that the deed has been done. The author of the video repeats this scene three times and each time he crops the detail of a particular character, which allows the spectator to concentrate on psychologically difficult quest of the actors.
HOME CINEMA / HOME CINEMA (Alena Kotzmannová, Czech Republic 2006, 9')
The second video is completely composed of the video jingles introducing film companies, TV shows or simply some merchandise. Putting them into the line, the author achieves a strange effect, when the jingles lose their original purpose and reveal their aesthetical qualities.
THE KILLER IS HIDING A FORM / VRAH SKRÝVÁ TVAR (Roman Štětina, Csehorság 2010, 30')
Finally, the third and longest video deals with a classical Czech criminal film The Killer Is Hiding A Face from the 50´s. The author of the video cut out all of the scenes and shots where the spoken word is engaged, and examines to what extent is the remaining material faithful to the original meaning or how much it generates new meanings.
All of these videos have in common that they work with a previously made video material.
PAF Edition at KIOOSK Book Fair
In mid-November 2013, PAF will introduce the publications from its editorial series PAF Edition at Independent Publishing Fair KIOOSK held in Kraków, Poland. To the selling fair with workshops and lectures we are bringing all our so far published books.
16. - 17. 11. 2013
PAF Edition at KIOOSK Book Fair
KIOOSK | Krakow, Poland | presentation of PAF Edition
29. 10. | PAF PRESENTS: DIGITAL ART / GLITCH ART | UNTR, BRNO | SCREENING OF FRESHLY ANIMATED AND GLITCH ART | SCREEN SAVER GALLERY PRESENTATION: MARIE MEIXNEROVÁ, TOMÁŠ JAVŮREK
At the end of October the Festival of Film Animation will be introduced in Brno within the ECHO cycle (presentation of festivals) organized by UNTR, the local cultural base. Marie Meixnerová and Tomáš Javůrek will introduce PAF in both reminiscent and anticipatory way.
With regard to original grasp of moving image structure and content anticipation, the program will be entitled Tausendjahrekino.
Screen Saver Gallery
Screen Saver Gallery project, the gallery of contemporary digital art in screen savers, will be introduced by the Czech artist and pedagogue Tomáš Javůrek.
The unique exhibition concept has been developed since the March of 2013 and it has encouraged four contemporary artists so far. How does it feel to run a non-standard gallery? What is its ideological background? How did the works of art presented in this space look like? And what is going to happen next?
Perfectly Lost, Perfectly Found
The presentation and follow-up projection of digital videos from "Perfectly Lost" and "Perfectly Found" cycle by (c) merry.
The selection includes the cycle of digital videos proceeding from the crucial works of experimental film and Czech avant-garde reinterpreted by means of the power of mistake, coincidence and a creative genius of medium. Conceptually the works belong to guerilla curating.
25–27. 10. | ANIMATED CITIES | SCREEN CITY - MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL, STAVANGER/SANDNES, NORWAY
SF Kino | Oct. 26th | 14h | KINOKINO | Oct. 27th | 19.00h (symposium)
PAF comes to the Moving Image Festival Screen City, held during October 25–27th 2013 in Stavanger/Sandnes, Norway. In programme Animated Cities curated by Eliška Děcká and Sylva Poláková, the Norway spectators will experience the thumbnail of the PAF 2012 programme section Urbanism Animated.
Animation isn't just kid's stories, fairy tales or gags and pun jokes. Animation is also a wonderful medium to talk about serious complicated issues. Thanks to its total artistic freedom and ability to look inside and under the surface, animation can be often very helpful in explaining difficult problems or showing the true emotions hidden deep inside of our hearts. Both of these above mentioned qualities can be hopefully found in our selection "Animated Cities". Enjoy your animated walk through symbolic or real cities from the perspective of independent animators from all around the world.
The Ugly Square
Tout court (Charles Klipfel, Quentin Carnicelli)
In just a square world. Something isn't right. A six minutes stop-motion in color paper inspired by The Ugly Duckling. Beautiful cities are those cities which include every kind of citizens and are inspired by them at the same time. Diversity rules!
The lost tribes of new york city
Andy and Carolyn London
Urban anthropologists, Andy and Carolyne London interview some of New York City's more overlooked citizens. A wonderful example of the close connection between magic of animation and our realistic everyday world.
A typical summer's day in a small square in Central London. A poetic colorful essay without the words about the beauty of public spaces when they live together with their citizens.
New York City is invaded by 8-bit creatures. Patrick Jean's crazy sci-fi vision isn't just pure fun with a lot of 8-bit gags but reflects also on the conformity of many today's metropolises and our days in them. Doesn't your life consist of little 8-bits as well?
Akile Nazli Kaya
An animated silly collage about Czech small town Zlin – once rich and successful thanks to its famous shoe factory, now desperately looking for some new directions and ways how to bring any community life back to Zlin.
Mrs. P gets lost in London so we don't have to. An animated short based on true history of the first efforts how to stuck a whole city into one little book. Make system of chaos, find our way around, get the city under our control.
Tomoko arrives to London from Japan and comes across a secret underground city. When she finds it, everything changes. A beautiful story about how to find "your place" in a strange urban world.
The Other Side
An Animated Documentary about the Berlin Wall, exploring childhood imagination of what they believed to be on the other side, having never been there. A beautiful example of how can city become a living creature thanks to the animation.
Feeling my way
What goes around comes around – the daily cycle of home-work-home illuminated in collage, Hi-8 and paint. What is hidden beneath the surface of city's streets full of anonymous people?
A witty and a slightly melancholic story of a lonely graffiti-tiger whose home place are walls and facades of Prague's buildings. The city is compared to a wild jungle where the tiger looks for his lost love.
Screen City – Moving Image Festival
15. 10. | PAF NIGHT | NEONE PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC | SCREENING, PRESENTATION, DJ SET
NEONE, the Prague pop-up club, emerged thanks to the "visual label, creative studio and the organization for cultural events" Lunchmeat. Despite its short existence it is already known as a magic place in which moving images are crawling along the walls and beats do not fade away.
Therefore it is honour for PAF to fill one of these distinguished evenings with its own programme.
NEONE serves not only as a pop-up club, but also as a gallery, showroom, space, platform. As a place of meeting the latest electronic music with innovative visuals, but also as a place of meeting creative ideas and open-minded people, as a place which intends to replace old approaches with the new ones. NEON is the place where the neo- prefix stands in front of everything.
Ephemeral existence of the pop-up club will last from the 20th September to the 20th October at Bubenská Street in Prague.
PAF night involves screening of the contemporary Czech video-art blocks, other moving images and miscellaneous surprises. PAF will also offer the very first public presentation of the Facebook Sculpture project, the first temporal metrical sculpture on Facebook which was implemented this year in August. The project will be personally introduced by its author and at the same time the permanent PAF dramaturgist Marie Meixnerová. Fans of PAF and NEONE will thus become familiarized with the Facebook Sculpture several days earlier than students of the University of Souther California.
The whole evening will be concluded with DJ Dné's beats and songs.
Freshly Animated + bonuses – screening of animated block and other moving images
(c) merry (Mary Meixner) – Facebook Sculpture (the introduction of "the first Facebook Sculpture" project)
Dné - beats and songs
19. 9. – 17. 10. | Vitrína Deniska, Olomouc, Czech Republic | Veronika Slámová: Good one out of a hundred bad news | exhibition and presentation
Opening, presentation of work, DJ set: 19. 9. 2013
Exhibition: 20. 9. – 17. 10. 2013
By the new exposition lasting from the 19th September to the 17th October, Vitrina Deniska encourages passers-by to think about political and religious conflicts of the present time. The showcase stylization in form of a wedding, i.e. a symbol of human unity and new future life, calls for reflections on possibilities of coexistence of various religious groups and distinctive or even hateful attitude towards each other. Paradoxically it is the faith what should lead up to bringing people together in mutual love and respect.
The opening will take place on the 19th September, at 6 pm in a form of performance during which Veronika Slámová and J. J. Sterec will get married by the ceremony synthesizing marriage services of Jews, Muslims, Christians and Hindus. A discussion and musical programme will follow in the Theatre Na Cucky in Olomouc.
13. – 15. 9. | Crosstalk Video Art Festival | Budapest, Hungary | Other Visions of Czech Moving Image | screenings, presentation
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.
TOLDI Art Cinema
13 September 2013 Friday
16:30 - 18:00: PAF Olomouc [CZ] presents: Other Visions of Czech artist PETR KRÁTKÝ. Talk and video presentation.
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
30. 8. | Ostopovice (Brno), Czech Republic| PAF AT THE END OF SUMMER | open-air cinema and concerts
Also this year PAF organized the traditional summer biennale – an audio-visual party at the abandoned bridge in Ostopovice near Brno. Mild 30th of August dusk was thus sweetened with open-air cinema and concerts of Orlak, Palermo and TEVE; refreshments offered by Café Tungsram mobile yurt.
The bridge of an incomplete highway, 49°9'21.168"N, 16°32'34.405"E, reachable by public transport and operated also at night.
CAFÉ TUNGSRAM TRANSIT
ORLAK (Tomáš Dvořák aka Floex and Jiří Libánský aka Líba)
PALERMO (Dominik Gajarský and Roman Štětina)
TEVE (Antonín Koutný, Veronika Vlková, Jan Šrámek aka VJ Kolouch, Kateřina Koutná)
DIRT (Igor Korpaczewski)
26. 8. – 18. 9. | Vitrína Deniska, Olomouc, Czech Republic | Peter Liška: Now | exhibition and presentation
Opening and presentation: Monday 26th of August 2013, 7:00 pm
Exhibition: 27th August – 18th September 2013
Introduction: Katarína Gatialová
Exhibition of Slovak artist Peter Liška in Vitrína Deniska, Olomouc. Tied within space and time. The designer Peter Liška's experience with museum exhibitions is visible also in his independent production. He has been deeply interested in showcases for a long time. Immediately after the opening, which takes place on Monday, the 26th of August, there will be the traditional presentation of the artist's work.
25 july – 20 AUG | VITRÍNA DENISKA, OLOMOUC, CZECH REPUBLIC | TEREZA SOCHOROVÁ: MORNING TWILIGHT / EVENING DAWN | EXHIBITION AND PRESENTATION
Opening and presentation of work: 25 July 2013, 6pm
Exhibition: 26 July – 20 Aug 2013
Within the context of her own production, Tereza Sochorová will introduce herself by means of *morning twilight / evening dawn* exhibition referring to the certain perversity of nature.
The original impulse for the photographic installation proceeded from the recent situation in Turkey. Tereza Sochorová reflects on it by means of personal prayer; the leading part is played by a figure standing backwards, an anonymous reader presenting a text / situation outline and a prayer at the same time. The detail of a wide-open hand directing towards us might be understood as "the hand of Fatima" symbol (for magical protection against either bewitching or evil eye), one of the most common symbols of protection in Muslim world and encouragement to touch at the same. However, the author does not insist on the straight understanding of political situation and chooses such poetic means that might be applied to any situation showing a certain struggle inside ourselves.
29. 6. | Fest Anča | Žilina, Slovakia | PAF EDITION| presentation by Martin Mazanec
Also this year, Festival of Film Animation PAF came to Žilina, Slovakia to the International Animation Festival Fest Anča, this time to introduce its publishing activities.
In PAF Edition are released not only anthologies, catalogues and translation publications, but also authorial and artistic publications, DVDs, CDs or Vinyl. This year already our edition managed to experience several quality additions.
In PAF Edition has been so far released:
ANTHOLOGIES, CATALOGUES AND TRANSLATION PUBLICATIONS
MAZANEC, Martin (ed.). Peter Kubelka. Olomouc: Pastiche Filmz, 2008.
SURMANOVÁ, Kateřina (ed.). Islands of Animation. Olomouc: Pastiche Filmz, 2010.
NEDĚLA, Jiří (ed.). Animace ilustrace. Olomouc: Pastiche Filmz, 2010.
MAZANEC, Martin (ed.). Manifesty pohyblivého obrazu: barevná hudba. Olomouc: Pastiche Filmz, 2010.
mediabaze.cz (ed.). Catalogue of the Events of the Czech Moving Image I. Other Visions 2000–2010. Olomouc: Pastiche Filmz, 2011.
mediabaze.cz (ed.). Catalogue of the Events of the Czech Moving Image II. Other Visions 2000–2010. Olomouc: Pastiche Filmz, 2011.
MAZANEC, Martin (ed.). Křehké kino. Brno: Galerie mladých – Olomouc: Pastiche Filmz, 2013.
AUTHORIAL AND ARTISTIC PUBLICATIONS
KOHOUT, Martin. Linear Manual. Pastiche Filmz & TLTRPreß. 2012.
ŠRÁMEK, Jan. Lost Perspective. Brno: Fiume / Olomouc: Pastiche Filmz, 2012.
PĚCHOUČEK, Michal. Studio. Olomouc: Pastiche Filmz, 2013.
DVD, CD, VINYL
TABLE. We Are No Longer the Same. [CD]. PAF, 2010.
PJONI& INK MIDGET [EP 12"]. Exitab, f341, PAF, 2011.
ANIMATION NOW! FESTIVAL, PAF. Caution! Freshly Animated. [DVD]. Stowarzyszeniem A Kuku Sztuka, 2011
28. 6. | Luhovaný Vincent | Luhačovice, Czech Republic| NET ART | presentation by Marie Meixnerová
Festival of Film animation PAF came in the last weekend in June to Luhačovice. In this town of spas, the visitors of the multi-genre festivalLuhovaný Vincent thus met the secrets of the world of Internet Art.
Google Translate translates Net Art in Czech as 'pure art'. Or as net video art. Are they wrong? What is Net Art or Internet art and how does it look like? Who are the people who create it, and why do they do it? Should we ignore them, or should we fear them? Is Net Art really so awkward and boring as half of the IRL people think? And is what they think Net Art actually really Net Art? And when can we meet this Net Art?
The visitors were guided into the world of Internet Art in approximately one-hour session, oscillating between improvised lecture and talk with practical examples and showings, by Marie Meixnerová (aka Mary Meixner). In her practice, she deals with this art form and its reception and exhibition strategies not only theoretically and critically, but also practically. In 2012, she prepared for PAF program sectiondevoted to Internet art, currently she is ia curator of Screen Saver Gallery or post-internet artist.
21. –22. 6. | Fool's Days | Veselí nad Moravou, Czech Republic| PAF and Other Visions | screening
PAF attended the multicultural festival Fool's Days held in the park of Veselí nad Moravou to introduce the block of Czech videos which appeared within Other Visions 2012 competition selection.
The competition and Other Visions curatorial selection, which was implemented within the Festival of Film Animation in Olomouc (PAF), deals with making the contemporary Czech audio-visual production more accessible and open to public.
1ST BLOCK | FRIDAY 21ST JUNE | 9:30 PM | CASTLE PARK, VESELÍ NAD MORAVOU
Factory 1–3 | Matěj Smetana | 6' | 2012
Cinema Rest in Peace | David Helán | 2'46'' | 2012
Freak Show | Jan Kacar | 9'52'' | 2012
Pretty Face | Soňa Jelínková | 9'37'' | 2012
2ND BLOCK | SATURDAY 22ND JUNE | 9:30 PM | CASTLE PARK, VESELÍ NAD MORAVOU
Little Box | Kateřina Kynclová & Vojtěch Vaněk | 10'30'' | 2012
Situation Changes the Norm | Jana Doležalová | 10'10" | 2012
Illumination | Vojtěch Fröhlich, Ondřej Mladý, Jan Šimánek, Vladimír Turner | 3'25'' | 2012
Cca... | Vojtěch Fröhlich | 4'12'' | 2011
Světovar | Vojtěch Žák & Vojtěch Rada | 3'18'' | 2012
18 June – 19 July | VITRÍNA DENISKA, OLOMOUC, CZECH REPUBLIC | JAN GASPAROVIČ: 5200 M/S | EXHIBITION AND PRESENTATION
Opening and presentation: Tuesday 18 June 2013 at 6pm
exhibition: 19 June – 19 July 2013
Introduction: Katarína Gatialová
Inetractive sound installation made by a young Slovak multimedia artist, glass-worker and gallerist.
Ján Gašparovič (*1981) systematically studies sound, light, space and various biological, chemical and physical processes within the framework of his work. Results of his work, although they are often present only in form of elaborated scientific experiments, are always demonstrated as pure and perfect thoughts and forms. He is very diligent and perfectionist not only while running one of the most progressive Slovak galleries since 2010 – Plusmínusnula Gallery in Žilina.
5 200 m/s exhibition follows Ján Gašparovič's dissertation (2007) within which he explored character of vibrations and transmission of sound inside glass (AoNNoA / 2007 / Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Juraj Gavula' Studio). The interaction sound installation deals with the current situation concerning Vitrína Deniska; it inspects selected stimuli from the environment which it reinforces and transmits back out of the glass of the showcase. The title 5 200 m/s refers to the speed of sound propagation inside the glass.