video loop 6' / 2012
Subtle humour, explicit art shortcuts and a seemingly trivial grasp of "serious" topics are characteristic of Matěj Smetana's productions. The author uses the language of graphic manuals, schemata, instructions and popular educative visuals in his economical commentaries about the origin of being. The video trio "Factory 1–3" is some kind of a miniature interpretation of the Big Bang. The author has processed the motifs in a concise form that leaves the viewer with some hope that it is still within our power to meaningfully embrace the immensity of the universe.