27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Michael Bielický
original title: Exodus
country: Czech Republic
running time: 5 min.
synopsisBielický realized the virtual tele-performance Exodus during his time at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. His journey through the Israeli desert took place simultaneously in the physical and the virtual space using the then pioneering technologies of GPS and satellite internet.
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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