27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Vladimír Turner
original title: Neo–Aboriginal
country: Czech Republic
running time: 4 min.
synopsisA modern-day aborigine, alone on a deserted planet, surrounded by cold nature, builds a new world from the remnants of an extinct civilization. This surreal audiovisual work reflects on the question of human existence when the world is on the verge of destruction, evoking the mourning of an activist artist over an ecological catastrophe.
“The motto of the Native character, who wanders the landscape with unbounded imagination, is to translate sentiment into creative new approaches. This is probably the only way to cope with the current state of affairs.”
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biographyVladimír Turner (b. 1986) graduated in audiovisual studies at FAMU and studied at the Studio of Intermedia Confrontation at VŠUP. He works with film, installation, and public space, and combines art with activism. His films White-Black Film (2013), Funeral (2016) and Guestlist (2020) have screened at the Ji.hlava IDFF.
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