28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Ricardo Peredo, Michael Bielický
original title: Die Fettecke
running time: 35 min.
synopsisIn 1982 Joseph Beuys created one of his fat installations in his studio at the academy in Düsseldorf. Fat Corner consisted of five kilograms of butter placed in the corner of a room five meters above the ground. After his death in 1986, the installation was accidentally removed and destroyed. Bielický’s work refers to this infamous event and is also a tribute to the personality of the eminent artist.
biographyMichael Bielický is a Prague native who has lived in Germany since 1969. He belongs to the generation of visual artists from the 1980s who adopted video as their medium. He has created single-channel works, installations, and video sculptures that make use of a television signal. His artistic conception combines information technology with magic, Kabbalah, and the history of cinema. In 1991 he co-founded the School of New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, which he led until 2006. He is now a professor and the head of the Department of New Media at HfG Karlsruhe.
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|Ricardo Peredo, Michael Bielický