Dílna Mikulov - Art symposium

Eva Jirička

born: 25. 8. 1979, Praha; lives and works in Prague (CZ)

graduate:Academy of Fine Arts, Prague; Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien


address: Americká 6, 120 00 Praha 2, Česká republika

tel.: +420 723 772 856

email: evajiricka@yahoo.com


August 8-15, 2009

In Mikulov, Eva Jiřička employed a method she used in her latest works, combining documentary footage with artificially created situations. Due to the documentary nature of the footage, her videos come across as a natural depiction of an “everyday” event, while at the same time creating a sense of manipulation with the “actors” as well as with the viewers. At the symposium, she approached the inhabitants of Mikulov with inquiries about local legends, myths and stories which she had learned about. She voyeuristically recorded unsuspecting inhabitants of Mikulov and likened them to the legendary characters in the final footage. She thus created a video time- and space-wise related to the symposium in progress, in which she wittily integrated the locals. She carried out similar undertakings as part of her pervious work in Zurich, Vienna and Bratislava.

Ondřej Horák