Martin Blažíček

Film/video maker, media artist from Prague. His work includes short films, videos, live image performances and objects. Since 2000 he performed live film and video solo, and in various groups and collaborations, including Ultra (2000-02) Mikroloops (2007-11) or with Steven Ball, Andras Blazsek, Zenial, Arszyn, Hannes Hoelzl, Bryan Eubanks, Kateřina Zochová, Vojta Procházka, Michal Zbořil and many others. He curated NoLab at Roxy/Nod Prague (2007-09) and ScreenLab series at Školská 28 Gallery Prague (2010-12) Prague, recently curator of The Hole site-specific sound gallery. He is founding member of Mediabaze.cz project.
He published texts on music, film and media arts in Cinepur, A2, Film a doba and other journals. He teaches at the Center for Audiovisual studies at the Film academy of performing arts. His films and live performances were shown at MAK Vienna, High Zero at Theatre Project Baltimore, Optosonic Tea at Diapason Gallery NY, Lux London, Anthology Film NY, DDM Gallery Shanghai, IDFF Jihlava, PAF Olomouc, City Gallery Leeds, Arnolfini Bristol, Entropia Gallery Wroclaw, Zamok Ujazdovski Warsaw, Dom Kino Minsk, Art Factory Lodz, Cinema Nova Brusel, Galerie Rudolfinum Prague, IFF Rotterdam, and more.
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Double Slide Projection Demo from Martin Blažíček

At a.live he will perform “Flying image projections” together with Michal Zbořil. Their show challenges the limits of perception and therefor be warned from the very beginning that you will be subjected to intense stroboscopic images. The visual idea came from thaumatrope – a pre-cinematic toy from the 19th century. Fast moving images generated by a system of rotating objects or are captured by live camera, instantly re-edited and projected on screen. The duo’s work is based on the rules of free improvisation and electronic synthesis, and the performance will range from meditative through pictorial and to ecstatic.