The “site specific space for the presentation of video art and related disciplines”, Gallery Monitor, which is situated in Olomouc in the Czech Republic, now presents, in collaboration with PAF, an exhibition introducing a selection of significant art works which deal with the theme of text messages incorporated into the moving image.
The starting point for the presented loop of videos entitled ‘Text Film A’ was the exhibition ‘Text, Lies and Video’ that took place as part of the 2016 edition of the book fair of authorial and artistic publications LITR Olomouc.
Back then, large prints were specially adjusted and exhibited in the space of the W7 Gallery. These blow-ups of cut-out fragments from authors' books shown at the book fair illustrated the formal qualities of the text and the aesthetic level of fonts and letters. As accompaniment to the prints, a video installation of four shorts was also shown. These were related by their reduced visual style, the black-and- white visual stylization and a major emphasis on the text messages contained within the images. The second part of this video program was conceived as a screening block and was looped for the whole duration of the 3-day book fair. ‘Text Film A’ presents these videos rearranged into a new whole. The ‘A’ in the title refers to a larger range of text films, and anticipates the possibility of extending the selection by adding yet other curated collections. ‘Text Film A’ does not seek to be an
exhaustive overview of Czech textual film, neither historically, nor thematically.
The purpose of the selection was to introduce significant artistic works whose authors incorporate text messages in the medium of the moving image. More information on the exhibition and the full curatorial text by Alexandr Jančík (in Czech) can be obtained when visiting the gallery’s website.
The exhibition ends on April 18, 2018.
Gallery Monitor was started by Ph.D. students in 2010 as a student project of the Department of Art and Art Education at Palacký University in Olomouc. In 2016, after a few years break, Its activities were restored. Since 2018, the programme of Gallery Monitor has been organized in collaboration with PAF.
The targeted audience of the gallery is primarily students and visitors to the Arts Centre of Palacký University. The Monitor is located close to the one and only coffee-machine in the building and it offers not only a much-needed comfortable base for enjoying a cup of coffee, but also a study resource in the field of the contemporary art of the moving image. This suitably complements the content of their curricula.
The gallery is also open to the public anytime during the opening hours of ACPU (every weekday from 8 am to 10 pm).
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TEXT FILM A
Feb 12 – Apr 18 2018
curated by: Alexandr Jančík
authors of presented videos: Lenka Vítková, Jan Horák, Tereza Horáková, Filip Cenek, Jiří Havlíček, Ivoš Hos, Kateřina Držková, Pavel Ryška, Markéta Kinterová, Vladimír Havlík, Tomáš Svoboda, Viktor Takáč, Karin Šrubařová
Gallery Monitor, Arts Centre of Palacký University Olomouc, Univerzitní 3
ground floor of the right wing of the building – next to the coffee machine
open during ACPU opening hours (every weekday from 8 am to 10 pm)
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list of videos:
Tereza Sochorová-Horáková, Jan Horák
Front, Back, Left, Right
Víme, co se stalo, ale nevíme proč
Hranice / Die Grenze
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Bez názvu [TEXT]
Stačí jedno slovo (self-reflecting word)
Tereza Sochorová-Horáková, Filip Cenek