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Magda Stanová

In the Shadow of Photography
Wed 2.10. - 20:00

While I was studying photography at art school, my interest moved away from fine art photography and began to focus on the snapshots that people take of family, friends, holidays, vacations, and group images. Snapshots have an enormous value for the person who is either a part of, or somehow related to, the people or place that has been photographed. But how does a photograph get this value? Why is photography such a fascinating medium?

The work consists of three chapters. The first is searching for the specifics of photography; the second investigates photographic world; and the third is examining how the behavior and thinking of people has changed since the invention of photography. The exhibition includes topics such as: photography as a time traveling machine; why a person has a stage fright while being photographed; how the present is becoming a stage for the future; or how are we loosing the possibility to get an authentic memory from a photographic attempt to conserve it. These reflections are presented through the mediums of drawing, text, collages, photographs, objects, video and animation.

Lecture presentation

Magda Stanová
The Lady with Two Heads
October 21, 2013 7 pm
October 30, 2013 7 pm

A good feeling from solving a problem that didn't exist in the morning. Images that couldn't be used in scientific textbooks as illustrations. When neither the viewer nor the artist knows why a work works. To take somebody on a journey without them knowing that they have been taken.

The lecture „The Lady with Two Heads“ is a sequel to the series of events „With Scientists on Art“ that took place in May in the etc. gallery. It was realized as a part of the project „Algorithms in Art“ with support from the Student's Grants Competition of th Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.

Exhibition is part of FOTOGRAF FESTIVAL 2013.