Archive of films Train Station / Nádraží

Czech Republic
2006, 13 min

Section: Cinema Gallery
Year: 2007

The camera lens pans over a public space but extends its scrutiny to the inner space of passers-by. Their visible thoughts flood the interior of Prague’s Main Station. A compelling film which the artist himself characterises as “a ready-made version of time and space”.


Synopsis

The camera lens pans over a public space but extends its scrutiny to the inner space of passers-by. A compelling film from Černický’s ABS video series (the title refers to the ABS braking system): the artist characterises it as “a ready-made version of time and space”. The film footage is given so-called “mental titles”, transcripts of the thoughts of people who are in shot at any given moment. The material for the “mental titles” was taken from the individuals themselves, who were questioned immediately after they moved out of shot (the director had a team of assistants helping him on site). The film is presented as part of the series Loyal Guard: New Czech Videoart.

About the director

Jiří Černický (b. 1966), one of the most agile and most incisive Czech artists of the last decade, winner of the Jindřich Chalupecký Prize (1998) and the Soros Prize (1996). He creates objects, installations and videos, and write books. Solo exhibitions: Prague, Los Angeles, Rotterdam, Venice.

About the film

Black & white, BETA SP

Section: Cinema Gallery
   
Director: Jiří Černický
Screenplay: Jiří Černický

Guests

Jiří Černický

Film Director

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