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visual communication practice

Systemic Violence


Description of idea

Describe your idea and concept of your work in relation to the festival outlines:

tory of a shape is a gallery installation which confronts two gazes: the gaze of the gallery visitor and the gaze of a videocamera mediated via a TV screen. Both are attracted towards room corner where there is a strange shape which is partly created by light projection, partly by a shadow and partly by black tape. From the viewpoint of the camera, it takes shape of a equilateral triangle. From the viewpoint of the spectator, however, the image is much more complicated, both in shape and in structure. The difference in materials that form individual sides of the triangle is barely visible on the TV screen. Nevertheless, the human eye can distinguish between the saw-toothed shape of line created by digital projection, the smoothness of gently blurred shadow cast by a pole placed in the way of the projected light, and the black tape bridging the corner.

In line with festival outlines it discusses and reflects the problems caused by approaching social issues from a singular standpoint.

What kind of communication approach do you use?

The viewer of the piece confronts his own vision to that of a camera/TV conglomerate.

What are in your opinion concrete benefits to the society because of your communication?

It urges the spectator to go beyond re-mediated experiences.

What did you personally learn from creating your submitted work?

Work with space, room dimensions and placement.

Why is your work, GOOD communication WORK?

Because it goes beyond mere engagement to critical reflection which is still remains captivating.

Where and how do you intent do implement your work?

Gallery exhibition.

Did your intervention had an effect on other Media. If yes, describe the effect? (Has other media reported on it- how? Were you able to change other media with your work- how?)



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Entry details


Systemic Violence


problems, perspectives, fields

Concept author(s)

Marek Matvija

Concept author year(s) of birth


Concept author(s) contribution

Author of concept, experiments, purchaser of equipment, assembler and installer of equipment.


Czech Republic

Competition category

visual communication practice

Competition subcategory


Competition field


Competition subfield


Subfield description

Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (Prague, Czech Republic), Centre for Audiovisual Studies