experimental documentary (in develepment) Directed by: Gabriela Procházka Produced by: Alžběta Janáčková (Silk films)
An audiovisual essay with a particular focus on ecology, climate change, and poetry. It moves between an audiovisual essay and a hybrid document, with its images overlaid and polluted by commonly unseen or unrepresented phenomena. This interplay between footage and abstract visualization produces the effect of describing, distorting, morphing, and visualizing what we may otherwise be unable to fully grasp in our complex, contemporary world. Additionally, this mediation is achieved not only through the image but also with the help of sound artists. The film is divided into 5 chapters, each dedicated to a particular aspect of the “natural world” as we know it now – in the context of the emerging Anthropocene and climate change
Laser intervention at the Počerady coal-fired power plant, the largest polluter and producer of greenhouse gases in the Czech Republic. It emits 5.5 million tons of CO2 and 223 kg of Mercury into the surrounding landscape every year, yet is only able to make use of 1/3 of the energy it produces.
“We act locally, but our activity is global. Similar artistic interventions are taking place around the world. We don’t have a second planet. Humankind must unite to save it. We are not activists, we are nature protecting itself.”
Inspired by global activist movements, post-internet culture, and claims, the projections on cooling towers included messages including, “Shit is fucked up and bullshit,‘‘ “#nofilter,” “I can’t believe I still have to protest this shit,” “We’re losing time,” as well as information on the toxic waste it produces, and, of course, classical ‘‘Stop coal.”
Made by Czech light artist collective to support local and global climate movement.
photo prints, 420 x 594 / 297 x 420
Galerie Cella, Bludny Kamen, Opava, CZ, 2018
This photographic collection explores the light bending phenomenon and it’s correlation between science and art. Visual dynamic structures suggest that light is a potent medium, able to create ephemeral scenes reminiscent of abstract art movements. When darkness is a canvas, and light is a paint.
The concept of each composition was cautiously built from prismatic materials around a source of a light and projected on a flat surface.
Images were photographed as they appeared to the naked eye.