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Dominoes

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UMPRUM Gallery, Prague, 2009
spatial installation of 5 videos and 2 audio-installations, objects 

The exhibition Dominoes presented a selection of videos and audio-installations with objects that was created among the project Dialog between image and sound.

Dialog between image and sound
The image carries information and the viewer decodes it on the basis of certain assumptions and visual stereotypes. We most likely create such “pre-images” in connection with our own experience, from the images of the family and the environment in which we are situated. Thus there is a risk of a monologue and authority of images, since a visual dialogue always places the viewer into a weaker position. On the contrary, for example a reader has more interpretation possibilities. A listener “decoding” sound information is in a similar position. I am interested in how human imagination functions on the basis of the facts heard and how this idea differs from the reality. How much the authenticity of the original dialogue suffers in the perception of the listener, who automatically connects such dialogue with a visual image. I am interested in what manner the sound information determines the viewer’s perception of the seen fact – i.e. the image. I intentionally work with manipulation and want to distort the simple line between image and sound.

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