28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Four Seasons

Four Seasons

director: Michael Bielický
original title: Four Seasons
country: Germany
year: 1984
running time: 3 min.


One of Bielický’s first videos, filmed during his studies in Düsseldorf. The recording of spontaneously occurring situations was shot in the studio on Double Super 8 film. However, with its subsequent conversion to video, we watch an unbroken film strip. This creates a new type of spatial communication between the individual frames of film and the action in them.


Michael 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.

more about film

director: Michael Bielický
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas