27 May, 2020
- Jonas Mekas & Auguste Varkalis
- Obor video in collaboration with Adéla Komrzý
- Anna Bitkina & Gluklya
D’EST contributors Gluklya and Anna Bitkina at Imagined Community I, etc. gallery
The online exhibition project entitled Imagined Community I: The Moving Image Friends Association (May 1-31, 2020) presents both historical and contemporary models of collectives, established for the sake of supporting the production, presentation and research of film and video art. By comparing those collectives, the project explores how the shared interest in the moving image medium, present-day political context and prevailing social conditions form the ways in which the art collectives functioned. Screenings of films on the gallery’s website, accompanying texts and artist’s researches display the work of the Anthology Film Archives, Czechoslovak group Obor Video, and the D’EST platform. On May 27, 2020, D’EST features the performance documentation Debates on Division: When Private Becomes Public (2014), followed by a live conversation with TOK curator Anna Bitkina and artist Gluklya.
May 24, 2020, 8pm, Laboratorium Anthology, Jonas Mekas & Auguste Varkalis
May 26, 2020, 8pm, Obor video, in collaboration with Adéla Komrzý
May 27, 2020, 8pm, D’EST, Debates on Division: When Private Becomes Public, Anna Bitkina & Gluklya
Participating D’EST contributors: Anna Bitkina & Gluklya, production: Anna Davidová, graphic design: Nela Klímová, web design: Ondřej Roztočil, curators: Markéta Jonášová and Tomáš Kajánek
The project is supported by grants from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and Prague City Hall.