Window to the VVP AVU Video Archive

The video is a part of a series from 1993–1995 (while studying under M. Bielicky in the studio of new media) which focused on human interaction or its possibilities and borders created by feelings of alienation, insecurity, fear and inability to communicate.


They are mostly short sequences which aim at capturing the space between what is regarded as banal and fundamental. In this video we watch a face of a young man and a woman turning away from each other and then meeting for a split of a second. The expression in their faces does not change. However, if the viewer lets the picture effect him for some time, it can be changed to express a whole range of feelings from tenderness over disinterest to cruelty.

Elen Řádová, 2013

Elen Řádová (*1963) studied at Charles University in Prague (1981–1985) and at the Academy of Arts in Prague in the studios of Aleš Veselý, Michael Bielicky and Milan Knížák (1990–1997). She participated in exhibitions Ženské domovy (1992), Orbis Fictus (1995) or Girls show (1999). She is also known as a DJ under the name Babe LN (she belongs to the first generation of Czech dance scene) and she broadcasts for Radio 1.

Digitalization from VHS VVP AVU, edited in 2013.

In the Window to the Archive programme the AVU Research Center in Prague (VVP AVU) in conjunction with Artyč regularly release works from the VVP AVU video archive. The selection for Artyč focuses on older works (materials from the end of the 20th century), works bordering on video art, film and documentation, or on purely documentary materials related to the recent development of Czech and Slovak visual art.


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