Future is here
Martin Hofman a Petr Voříšek, Tomáš Pavlacký a Veronika Přikrylová
4/15/2015 – 5/29/2015
Curator: Jana Bernartová
(two award-winning projects of the open call for students)
The end of the state, the end of democracy, the end of prosperity, or the end of history of art belongs only to one of the highly debated milestones of our time. The review of the concepts of past, present and future is also reflected in art theory, and artists themselves are forced to live and work i the territory with uncertain borders. To put in the words of Tyler Durden, the protagonist of the Fight Club novel: “Nothing is unreal. Everything is far-fetched. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy.”
The exhibition entitled Future Is Here does not obviously aim at answering these questions. Above all, it offers a media confrontation of views of time and space captivated as physical variables, rather than a conflict of ideological programmes. The comparison, represented through a confrontation of several different media, in particular sculptures, digital projections, sound, and installations, serves to view the human reality through technological tools operating under their own rules, as well as restricting construction limits. In the exhibition, all the four authors (or more precisely two pairs of authors) are confronted on the selection basis as art school students who have applied in an open call. In essence, the authors have submitted their work for free disposal of the curator, and the newly created compilation demonstrates one of the paradoxes of our time when art is treated as a commodity subject exclusively to institutional interpretation. The technological issue becomes the issue of interpreting the combined signs, i.e. the effort to maintain consciousness in the world full of past disasters and future ends.
Martin Hofman was born in 1992 in Domažlice. Together with Petr Voříšek, he is a student of the fields of study of Visual Commucation at Assoc. Prof. Stanislav Zippe at the Faculty of Art and Architecture in Liberec. Since his second year of studies, Martin Hofman’s main theme has focused on space and light. In this respect, it was the work entitled Space Disturbance that has become of crucial importance. Based on the projection mapping, the given space was divided into multiple parts using light, colours, and their shapes. At present, the author examines, in his works, the possibilities of additive mixing of colour and the RGB colour pattern (red, green and blue).
Tomáš Pavlacký was born in 1987 in Uherské Hradiště. Since 2010, he has been a student at the Sculpture i Studio at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology, currently in the Master’s Degree programme. His work covers the sphere of digital media in the manner of exploring the limits of possibilities offered by new 3D technologies. Since 2013, he has been dealing with the aesthetics of failure in the virtual environment and the subsequent real spatial materialisation of this phenomenon.
Veronika Přikrylová studied at the Studios of Sculpture and Environment at the at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology, completed an internship at Artur Źmijewski at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, and currently, she is a final year student at the Sculpture Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In her work, she focuses on examining the relationship between the sculpture work and its photographic representation. Her activity is often characterised by critical reflection of gallery and education institutions. Individual works range from photographic cycles to installations with found objects. These hybrid compositions are often influenced by her interest in the expressions of American authors or pop-culture sphere.
Petr Voříšek was born in 1990 in Liberec. At present, he is a student of the fields of study of Visual Commucation at Assoc. Prof. Stanislav Zippe at the Faculty of Art and Architecture in Liberec. His work clearly shows his long-term interest in sound. From performances making use of old electronics as a musical instrument by means of feedback or electromagnetic waves (Concert for the Connector), he has carried on to start programming itself.