Lea Petříková a Maro Hajrapetjan / the Invisible Film Festival / Pragovka Gallery Foyer

2 Mar 2021 – 13 Apr 2021

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
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Pragovka Gallery invites you to the Invisible Film Festival exhibition, which is curated by Lea Petříková and Maro Hajrapetjan. The opening will take place together with other exhibitions of the second block of the Ecological Anxiety cycle. Follow it online with us on the Pragovka Gallery Facebook.


“Lea Petříková (currently finishing her PhD degree at the FAMU) has long been dealing with the picture in motion in a broad context. The Festival of Invisible Film is a research-educational platform, a procedural project, the theme of which is the invisibility of circumstances in the creation and spreading of picture in motion. To start the discussion, Lea and Maro Hajrapetjan – a co-curator, will present the concept of film as a work of art, but also as an event or concept in the context of creators and reception within various scenes and audiences. By transferring the film event itself to the gallery space, Lea relativizes the very essence of film as an invisible medium, materialised only at the moment of projection. The film event is commonly perceived as essentially ephemeral, elusive, dependent on time and audience. When placed in a gallery space though, the event becomes a matter of walk and thus is easier to be reflected both from the inside and outside. However, Lea goes even further in her project for the Pragovka Gallery. She leans on the lost film Le Magicien by Alice Rahon. The film is about a nuclear catastrophe survivor, a wizard, who was given the task of creating a new world. The theme is post-apocalyptic, post-humanist, and feminist like, but that is not the only reason to form the project and its accompanying program in lectures, projections and discussions. The exhibition curators address to Alice Rahon, who was not adequately appreciated while she was alive, and they call on other curators and theorists to share common themes and interests, to build a community not to only relativize the gallery / cinema space, but to thematize the (in)visibility of the artists themselves, and to do so mainly through discussions, mental maps and other parts of the project.”

Accompanying program:
March 2 - Vernissages: Ecological Anxiety II: Invisible Film Festival (video screening documenting the exhibition and introductory interview with the festival's curators), Dangerous Distance (performance by Karel Kunc), Transmutatio, Relatively permeable

March 13 - Invisible Film Festival: Movie Projections
Pohyby vidění / Movements of Sight

March 25 - Korzo Pragovka II:
- Invisible Film Festival: Block of Lectures
Lecture Visibility of the invisible: Audiovisual media in the hands of occult sciences and spiritism / by Kateřina Svatoňová

- Lecture Neviditelnost fyziky / The Invisibility of Physics by Jan Rak
- Audiovisual Performance of Kryštof Brůha
- Guided tours with artists and curators of individual exhibitions

April 4 - Invisible Film Festival: The Imprint In Mind

April 13 - Dernissage:
- Invisible Film Festival: Lecture Neviděná Alice Rahon a Čaroděj / Invisible Alice Rahon and The Magician / Lea Petříková
- Presentation of the PPPportraits project by Lenka Chánová
- Dernissage of the exhibition Up in the Sky, Transmutatio, Relatively permeable, Dangerous distance and baptism of catalogs for exhibitions


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