Martin Blažíček’s short film at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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Lanuk’s (aka Árpád Gulyás – Hungarian musician) haunting video “oV” off his Baba album vV made by Martin Blažíček will be shown three times at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival this year.

Foggy memories of a French nightclub from the mid-20th century; glitchy stuttering electronic music by Lanuk, 2014. A video edited in real time by a leading Czech experimenter which revitalizes the voyeuristic nature of the film image.

Synopsis

“Drawn from the concept of live cinema, this short film was created to accompany the music of the Lanuk project from Hungary, with hard copies manufactured by the cassette tape label Baba Vanga. Three sources are responsible for the video’s dynamism: the music, the original film stock’s patina of hidden mystery, and the director’s own creative intervention, which invariably involves “live” film editing in his artistic creations. The film’s mood draws upon a feeling of excitement as the nature of the film image is revealed, along with its fleeting chimeras.” (Viktor Palák)

Martin Blažíček is a leading Czech film experimenter. The essence of his creations may be found in his work with the living image. In addition to solo projects, he also works with other artists and collectives, and he is involved in curating, publishing, and educational projects. His films and live performances have found audiences at festivals and galleries from Jihlava to Rotterdam, from the Art Factory in Łódź to Prague’s Rudolfinum.

Location: Huskova Theatre, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Date: 1 pm, 5 July 2015.

Location: Cinema B,  Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Date: 3.30 pm, 7 July 2015.

Location: Huskova Theatre, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Date: 1 pm, 9 July 2015.

 

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