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In this talk, LUX Artist in Residence Roman Štětina will discuss his artistic practice and present a number of works that focus on the process of producing moving images and on the gap between sound and image. Stetina has also invited his friend and collaborator Jiří Havlíček to screen a 16mm film Film Week(2016, 12 min), which echoes some of Štětina’s current projects and research.
Štětina’s work investigates the ways in which broadcast media including film, television and radio are created. His videos, installations and sculptures foreground the props, studios and technologies that are otherwise hidden behind the sounds and images received by an audience. His residency at LUX (September to November 2017) is organized in collaboration with the Czech Centre London with the support of the Arts Institute in Prague.
LUX Artist in Residence Roman Štětina was born in Kadaň in 1986. He lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. Štětina graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2015 after spending two years on the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in the classes Judith Hopf and Douglas Gordon. In 2014 he received the Jindřich Chalupecký Award, the most prominent Czech award for young artists.
Štětina was recently included in Manifesta 11, Zurich curated by Christian Jankowski. Recent solo shows include: Instruction for Use od Jiří Kolář (with Miroslav Buriánek), Spike Island, Bristol; Shave and a haircut – two bits, Cardiff Contemporary, curated by Louise Hobson; The Fortress of Solitude from the holy wood of eternal noise (with Larisa Sitar), MNAC Bucharest, curated by Anca V. Mihulet. Recent selected group shows include: 2017: Theory of Ghosts, TIC Gallery, Brno; 2016: Enacting Stillness, The 8th Floor, New York; Happy Like Yesterday, NEST, Den Haag; A school of gestures, Czech China Contemporary, Beijing; 2015: All Watched Over, James Cohan Gallery, New York; Silver Lining, National Gallery, Prague; 2014: Jindrich Chalupecky Award, National Gallery, Prague; Straight to Camera: Performance for Film, Modern Art Oxford; IV. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, MMOMA; Explain Me Not, Autocenter Berlin.