27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Michael Bielický
original title: Perpetuum Mobile
running time: 4 min.
synopsisPerpetual motion is the central theme of this video composition in which Bielický connects various physical and mechanical movements in several layers. It is also the first video in which his characteristic style of video collage is fully established.
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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