26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Radek Pilař
original title: Painting
country: Czech Republic
year: 1991
running time: 9 min.


Leaving aside the Musica Picta series (1987), Pilař rarely worked with recordings of physical performances in his videos. In his art study Painting, he composes an artistic space from three motifs: dance choreographies, collages and paintings, and chroma keyed images of fire, with Martin Hřebačka's abstract animations shining through occasionally.


Radek Pilař (1931–1993) was one of the leading pioneers of video art in Czechoslovakia in the 1980s. Lying at the intersection of animation, video, and applied forms, his work was inspired by visual expressionism, pop art, and post-war avant-garde film.

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director: Radek Pilař
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
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