Unleashing Screensaver hall of fame

Posted on: May 31st, 2018 by Mary Meixner No Comments

Unleashing Screensaver was a participatory collaborative project which looked at the notion of aesthetic education and its diversity across fields and cultures. The project was inspired by and dedicated to the legacy of Maxine Greene, and initiated by the Teachers College, Columbia University New York, for Unleashing exhibition.


Over 45 educators and their students from various educational institutions, disciplines and countries were participating with one, two or three contributions which were each be screened for one day. Ranging from gifs, sound files, videos, net art, performative screenings, theoretical statements, curated microexhibitions and many more, they addressed their personal experiences and their attitudes towards aesthetic education, while exploring the medium of screensaver as a potential educational tool.

Every day, there was new project in your screen saver, sometimes even more, since some educators decided to curate the students works into larger units (you can see the documentation on individual project’s sites). Unleashing Screensaver run in parallel with a number of participating educational institutions where the virtual Screensaver gallery has been installed in their computer rooms and libraries.


On the very last day of the show, it is a place to thank all the participating educators and especially students. And of course, exhibition viewers who have been a great motivation. Special thanks belongs to:


Technical and organizational support: 

ScreenSaverGalleryPAF / Alexandr Jančík, Barbora Trnková, Jaromír Pražák, Toby Švédů, Tomáš Javůrek

Thanks to: 

Andrea Průchová, Andrea Uváčiková, Anna Boček Ronovská, Artyčok.TV, Barbora Trnková, Carla Gannis, Cristina Maldonado, Domenico Quaranta, Filip Johánek, Guido Segni, Jakub Jansa, Jan Krtička, Jan Robert Leegte, Jan Šrámek, Jana Bernartová, Jana Horáková, Jennifer Helia De Felice, Jiří Mucha, Jiří Neděla, Jiří Skála, Jiří Surůvka, Kamila Kard, Lucie Pokorná, Lukáš Gregor, Marco Cadioli, Martin Blažíček, Martin Foret, Martin Kukal, Martin Mazanec, Matěj Smetana, Meghan Rosatelli, Pavel Kopřiva, Petra Filipová, Robert Vlasák, Roman Štětina, Studio without Master, Tomáš Javůrek, Tomáš Petřík, Tomáš Staudek, Victoria Toribio Lagarde, Vladimír Havlík, Vojmír Křupka, Zhenzhen Qui and others.

Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, Církevní gymnázium Německého řádu Olomouc, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Technical Univerzity of Liberec, Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Ostrava, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Interactive Media Design, ArtEZ, Arnhem, Faculty of Multimedia Communications, Tomas Bata University In Zlin, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Highschool for design and fashion, Prostějov, Pedagogcial Faculty, Hradec Králové, Pedagogical Faculty, Department of Art Education, Palacký University Olomouc, Philosophical Faculty, Department of Journalism, Palacký University Olomouc, Prague College, Pratt Institute, New York, SPSŠ Lipník nad Bečvou, Studio without master / Ateliér bez vedoucího, Prague, Teachers College, Columbia University New York, Theory of interactive media, Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Brno, University of Granada, University of Richmond and many others.

Special thanks to:

Richard Jochum, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Unleashing team

Part of Unleashing Screensaver & Unleashing exhibitions
Apr 1 – May 31, 2018
concept & coordination: (c) merry
supported by PAF & Teachers College, Columbia University and City of Brno




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