Unleashing Screensaver: May 4th

Posted on: May 4th, 2018 by Mary Meixner No Comments

Intermedia II.Academy of Fine Arts in Prague  studio of Dušan Zahoranský & Pavla Sceranková; assistant Roman Štětina

“The objective is to encourage the interest and abilities of our students when they venture into three or even four dimensions with their work. In addition to static and plastic forms,we offer the possibility of working with material in space, time and context. We strive to understand how a sculpture or object is perceived when it explicitly relates to these dimensions, we even want to exceed this relation, negate it and come up with a new one. As a matter of fact, it includes working with technologies, transposing sculptures into an unusual social and cultural context and playing in public spaces. All this represents only a fraction of the possibilities and, at the same time, each of these endeavours may become a quest in its own right. We expect our students to come up with their own questions and topics that will become the subject of a more profound exploration. Our role is to assist them in identifying adequate means to arrive at the appropriate answers.”

 

Andrea Sobotková: State of mind: Free fall

State of mind: Free fall is an insight into the archive of places, from which people experience a “free fall” during their sleep. This “swing moment” happens during the first stages of sleep and it is accompanied by the physical response – a twich. It is mostly caused by the sensation of falling, based on a visual perception – the dream.

Human’s mind combines real perceptions with the ones not experienced in real life – but in movies, literature, fantasy. It is hard to distinguish, if the reminiscence is autonomous, partly autonomous, or completely appropriated. 

The work is based on interviews and hours of googling and searching for the best matches with the free-fall-dreams experiences. It shows personal testimonials transformed into compact unit, together with fuzzy images, appearing just for a blink of an eye, dissolving at the end, as well as dreams do in the morning.

http://andreasobotkova.wz.cz

sobotkova

4-5-2018

http://https://vimeo.com/266727064


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

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