24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Instructions for Use of Jiří Kolář
Roman Štětina returns to the subject of radio in a documentary project created in collaboration with radio director Miroslav Buriánek. In documenting Buriánek and the members of the KLAS theater ensemble as they prepare a radio adaptation of Kolář’s poetry collection Instructions for Use, Štětina tries to explore radio directing as a distinctive but hidden artistic act. Without showing the viewer the final radio production, Štětina offers us a unique chance to witness the creative process involved in creating a radio adaptation. The voiceover features commentary on the events in the studio.
“Speak, create, share geometrically. No slapped on layers of lyricism. Just sorrow and yearning. And respect the rule of the right angle.” (Miroslav Buriánek)
Roman Štětina (1986) is a leading representative of contemporary Czech video art. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and is Jindřich Chalupecký Award laureate. Štětina is one of the few Czech artists to work with sound, with a special focus on radio. In his installations, he uses video, objects, and sound to show how sensory experience may confuse our impression of how we really see things.
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|director:||Roman Štětina, Miroslav Buriánek|
|cast:||Miroslav Nyklíček, Zuzana Ježková, Jan Milota, Zdena Nyklíčková, Jan Valta|
|producer:||Karina Kottová, Marek Pokorný, Tereza Porybná|
|script:||Miroslav Buriánek, Jiří Kolář|
|photography:||Jiří Vágner, Marek Dvořák|
|sound:||Ladislav Železný, Tomáš Oramus|