Imagined Community V: Cameras for All!

Date: 10.06.2021
Beginning: 17:30

curator: Tomáš Kajánek
main screening: 10. 6. 2021 from 7:30 PM

The event is fully booked

The Cameras for All! exhibition project will focus on the works of art collectives who critically approach the representational strategies of the moving image. During the course of the screening, we will introduce groups that not only search for emancipatory potential in the form and content of works of art but also in the conditions and manner of its production. The problem of representation through moving image was emphasised in the late 1960s by the Medvedkin group. The collective was created as a response to a discussion that followed a screening of Marker’s and Marret’s film À bientôt, j’espère, filmed to support the striking workers in the French city of Besançon. The labourers, unsatisfied with their representation in the film, established a film collective with a demand for self-representation. In addition to the Besançon-based Medvedkin group, we will also watch short films made by the Rojava Film Commune, which uses the medium of film to create a new society based on the principles of stateless democracy, and the Czech collective Prádelna (Laundry Room), which calls into question stereotypical depictions of people experiencing social destitution.

All films are captioned with English subtitles.

The project was financially supported by the Prague City Hall and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.