Marketa Vankova, 2005, NoD Gallery, Prague
Marketa Vankova was a group show exhibition (Ondrej Brody, Viktor Freso,
Evzen Simera, Jiri Skala, Marek Ther) dealing with the topic of action
painting. The point of departure was the Nuselsky bridge, known in Prague
as a place where people commit suicide.
The show was called Marketa Vankova because of the following reason. After
we decided to focus on the possibilities of painting strategies from the
bridge, we found out that Marketa Vankova, who is also an artist, tried
to explore similar painting possibilities and on the same spot as we were
planning. She realized this project at the beginning of the 90's. Therefore
the exhibition was conceived as a kind of remake of M. Vankova's project-action.
My contribution resulted in an installation which combined two elements.
A painting realized throwing paint from the bridge, trying to hit the
canvas from a 60 m. distance and a video projected on the same canvas
in the exhibition space. The video was filmed by throwing a recording
camera, also trying to hit the canvas from 60 m. altitude, simulating
the time of the paint in the air until its landing on the canvas.
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