JELEN, in collaboration with Markéta Othová, 2018, photography, fanfold book

 

JELEN is the exchange of high and low resolution images - of pixels making their way in to reality and coming together as a

semi-archaic object, a postcard size fanfold book. Predominantly found in souvenir shops in the 20th Century the fanfold book becomes a trophy glorifying the hunt for images.

 

Reflecting the automatization of the globalized everyday life our collaboration “Jelen” focuses on the ritual of image production. Pulling from our personal archives of images made over the past 3 decades taken through the lenses of a series of apparatus our conversation echoes the synchronicities, loss of control, and errors in image and language.

 

Selected exhibitions:

Apparatus for a Utopian Image, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York

Apparatus 2.0: The Unreliable Library, Center for Contemporary Arts Prague

 

ELISABETH SMOLARZ