THE PILLAR OF CONFLICTS
UM Gallery - AAAD in Prague
nám. Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1
Opening: 9 March 2017, 6 pm
10 March 2017 - 25 April 2017
Opening hours: Mon - Sat, 10 am - 6 pm
The Pillar of Conflicts is an exhibition which runs at the UM Gallery. A joint project by Jakub Roček and Marie Lukáčová, both students of UMPRUM’s Supermedia Studio, it consists of three short films that take place in an undefined environment and in relative time, looking at how the narratives influence and integrate with one another.
All three films combine images, film language and an educational subtext along the following themes: evolution, dimensions and the senses. The films take place amidst winter scenery replete with frozen waterfalls. The film “What Would Evolution Do?” takes a post-apocalyptic view of the world from under water where people have been forced to take shelter. The images enable viewers to become the main protagonists on a journey through an infinite environment.
The Pillar of Conflicts interprets scientific phenomena in a timeless environment of social collapse. Does society still have power over virtual reality or can the evolution of inanimate principles prove more effective? And how can we actually imagine a world of thought shaped by technology that has no tradition of communication behind it? These are just some of the questions that Lukáčová and Roček raise with this exhibition.
In contrast to the seriousness of the themes, the creators have chosen a minimalist symbolic installation to highlight the important roles of light and shadow. A triangular column serves as a projection screen in the centre of the darkened gallery. Each side of the column shows one of the films. In this way the structure itself becomes a “pillar of conflicts” where various issues are raised and confronted.
Creators: Marie Lukáčová and Jan Roček
Graphics: Simona Koutná