Úvodní video

galerie NOD, Praha, CZE

curators: Jiří Machalický, Petr Vrána, Veronika Zajačiková technická realizace
kordinátor projektu: Miloš Marek

animation, video
16 minutes
music: Jan Maxa

Short animations combined with real video were created in collaboration with Roman Milerský at the instigation of Czechoslovak Television. These minimalistic motion pictures could give the impression of being a background for another action but in combination with music they became original works of art.
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The exhibition presented a selection of videos from the archives of the internationally respected video artists: Professor Michael Bielický (Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe), Peter Weibel (Universität für Angewandte Kunst), Petr Vrána (Media Archiv) and others. 

The works offered the viewers a chance to see a wide range of approaches to the medium as well as artistic exploitability of the video technology. The exhibition curators approached the leading figures of both the Czech and the international audiovisual scene and their intention was to focus on the original and innovative work with the videocassette format: the manipulation and distortion of the video signal, the recording of video performances or the video installations.

exhibiting artists: Michael Bielický, Tomáš Mašín, Stanislav Miller and Václav Kučera, Radek Pilař, Tomáš Ruller, Elen Řádová, Pavel Smetana, Lucie Svobodová, Jaroslav Vančát and AVaIT (Roman Milerský, Petr Skala, Ivan Tatíček), Steina Vasulka, Woody Vasulka, Janka Vidová–Žáčková, Petr Vrána, Peter Weibel

Videoart Symposium No. 2 & Special

Vimeo #456603592


6 minutes

director of photography: Tomáš Procházka
edited by: Tomáš Procházka
music: Vojtěch Havel
technical support: Martin Hřebačka, René Slauka, Roman Heger, Petr Hrdlička

One of the first experimental videos in Czechoslovakia of that time in which the artist made use of computer animation. Minimalistic when it comes to content, this moving picture can be classified as video art.
The unceasing movement, including the walking activity of the animated figure is combined with the readily observable aesthetic of the early videos and the early computer pixels.