Led by Marek Pokorný, critic and curator
Marek Pokorný gives personal insight into Štětina and Buriánek´s collaboration for the film Instructions for use of Jiří Kolář which was presented by Pokorný at PLATO (the art gallery in Ostrava, Czech Republic where he is artistic manager) earlier in 2016.
Roman Štětina and Miroslav Buriánek, Instructions for use of Jiří Kolář
1 October to 11 December 2016
Czech artist Roman Štětina’s work investigates the ways in which broadcast media including film, television and radio are created. His videos, installations and sculptures foreground the props, studios and technologies that are otherwise hidden behind the sounds and images received by an audience. At Spike Island, Štětina presents a new feature-length film made in collaboration with Miroslav Buriánek—a long standing director of radio drama for Czech Radio—which traces the process of recording a series of poems by the Czech poet, artist and translator Jiří Kolář (1914-2002).