CZECH PERFORMANCE ART: Film and Video, 1956–1989

CZECH PERFORMANCE ART: Film and Video, 1956–1989
Obal DVD

Obal DVD

The collection Czech Performance Art: Film and Video, 1956–1989 represents an attempt at gathering together rare visual records of interventions, performance pieces and happenings from the period before 1989. After developing in the 1960s, Czech performance art became a part of the unofficial art scene in the 1970s and 1980s. As a branch of conceptual art, it has significantly changed traditional views regarding the nature of the artwork and the role of both artist and audience. In performance art, the final artifact is replaced by the creative process itself, and so documentation began to play an important role. Unlike photography, the moving picture records not only what an action looks like visually but also how it plays out over the course of its duration. Although such visual documentation is rare in Czech performance art, because of its comprehensive nature it is important for our understanding of it.


Editors: Pavlína Morganová, Terezie Nekvindová, Sláva Sobotovičová

Published by: Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze, Vědecko-výzkumné pracoviště (VVP AVU) / Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Research Centre (VVP AVU)

Year of issue: 2015

Technical support: Viktor Takáč

Layout: Dita Lamačová

English translation: Stephan von Pohl

Czech proofreading: Tereza Hubáčková


3h 14min, PAL, 4:3


ISBN 978-80-87108-58-1