28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Perpetuum Mobile 2
Perpetuum Mobile 2
Perpetuum Mobile 2

Perpetuum Mobile 2

director: Michael Bielický
original title: Perpetuum Mobile 2
country: Germany
year: 1990
running time: 4 min.


In 1990 Bielický returned to the theme of perpetual motion. In Perpetuum Mobile 2 he made use of the at that time new possibilities of video editing and processing to create a complex, rhythmic world of human and mechanical movements.


Michael 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.

more about film

director: Michael Bielický
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas