28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
A guided tour through Glare, and then everything stayed the same
director: Martin Kohout
original title: A guided tour through Glare, and then everything stayed the same
running time: 7 min.
synopsisThis short vertical video presents the library of the Broumov monastery, combining documentary elements with 3D animation and synthetic commentary with a tinge of music. The internal directorial dialogue reflects Kohout’s own works of art exhibited as part of the Ora et lege project, which related contemporary art to the culture and teachings of the Benedictines.
“One of the thematic areas of Ora et lege is a secular or rather an ambiguous relationship to the Church (Ed Atkins, Martin Kohout), which on the one hand honors its tradition and history, but on the other hand prefers or professes secular humanist ideals.”
Source: Exhibiton Review Ora et Lege https://kubaparis.com/archive/ora-et-lege
biographyVisual artist Martin Kohout (* 1984) is a graduate of the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and the Städelschule in Frankfurt and a winner of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award. His work, including mainly audiovisual pieces and installations, is characterized by combining rationality and intuition and a reflection on the Internet medium and people who have trouble finding their bearings in the contemporary world and global communication.
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