The artists Viktor Takáč and Milan Mazúr most often work through the medium of film, developing various technical solutions and formal approaches. They are also interested in the space in which the viewer observes their works, and their projects articulate not only the medium of the moving image itself, but also study its overlaps with the possibilities present in the gallery space and foreground the role of an actor as a possible mover of the narration and facilitator of mutual interaction. Both artists attempt to deconstruct the schema of linear narration and thus compose new audiovisual wholes which might be based on their own rules and tools. They have been employing these themes throughout their doctoral studies under the guidance of Tomáš Svoboda in the studio of New Media at Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts. The planned exhibition at GAMU is their first collaborative project.

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Viktor Takáč

Viktor Takáč (1982) is generally interested in the parameters of a film work, as well as the “projection situation”, or the set of conditions that surround the actual showing of the film. So at exhibitions he does not relate to film only at the relevant immaterial level, but also through the physical adjustments to the space that the projection impacts. Viktor Takáč has been dealing with new spatial forms of the video moving image on a long-term basis. The viewer’s experience with the linearity of the narrative, as well as with the editing temporal sequences of scenes is substituted by combining various fluencies of dollies and animation of static photographs. In his works, Takáč literally remodels and gradually (re)discovers the spatial forms found in his videos. His source material often includes documentary diary scenes and arranged studio situations designed for photorealistic record.

Milan Mazúr

Milan Mazur (1989) is the creator whose visual language is constantly balancing the edge between the spectacularity of contemporary mass visuality and its questioning, including the critical and social subtext. His videos and films enter a wider installation framework in which the author often uses the contrast of common objects and expressive deconstruction. It constantly moves between the submissiveness of the artificial sweetener of consumer culture and hides ubiquitous existential anxiety. In Slovakia, the born artist is a graduate of the studio of inter-city confrontations of the Prague UMPRUM and currently lives and works in Prague.