27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Michael Bielický
original title: Im Herbst
running time: 2 min.
synopsisAlthough Bielický works with video, he actually understands video as the point of intersection between story, object, and electronic signal. The same is true of his miniature Im Herbst, in which he combines shots of nature, the body, and TV monitors.
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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