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Vladimír Ambroz - Walls

AUTHORSHIP

Equal co-authorship: Vladimír Ambroz

CLASSIFICATION

Classification: documentation -

DATES

Date of creation: 1976

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration: 00:02:36
Sound: Silent

EXHIBITIONS, PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Compilation containing the work: Czech Performance Art: Film and Video 1956-1989, Edice VIDA 5, VVP AVU, 2015
Attachment included with work’s publication: booklet CZ + EN

NOTES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Notes: Film by: Georgi Yordanov
Appearances by: Vladimír Ambroz, Rostislav Čuhel, Marian Palla, Jan Vích, Oleg Vašica
Digitized black-and-white 16mm film without sound

Adopted text on the work: According to Ambroz, this simple performance piece, which involved the burning of large sheets of pasted-together newspapers, was not a political manifestation but a documentation of the process of self-awareness. Thanks to the dramatic setting of the snow-covered landscape in which it takes place, the film (which was only discovered in 2015) possesses an impressive artistic quality. It is an interesting example of the semi-private behavior of a close circle of friends who nevertheless approach art with all earnestness. Under the difficult social and cultural situation of Normalization-era Czechoslovakia, similar circles of friends acted as safety nets that gave birth to the era’s original works of unofficial art.
Source of text: České akční umění: Filmy a videa 1956-1989, Edice VIDA 5, VVP AVU, 2015
Author of text: Pavlína Morganová, Terezie Nekvindová, Sláva Sobotovičová
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