REKURZE 1.618 Artyčok TV Report ×

Exhibition REKURZE 1.618 | Galery Bohemia Regent  07. 05. – 25. 05. 2014 | Trocnovské nám. 124 | 379 01 Třeboň | Czech Republic


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This is report by Artyčok TV of a video art exhibition comparing two cultural centres. Apart from a few exceptions, participating artists are mainly members the London and Prague art scenes. The group of artists from London is of the younger and middle generation and includes the latest Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost. The Prague group is generationally wider dispersed but in both cases the choice of artists is trying to achieve a representative and balanced exhibition, which at the same time reflects the full range of the contemporary video art practice.

The Artists:

Mark Aerial Waller | Zbyněk Baladrán | Daniela Baráčková | George Barber | Sebastian Buerkner | Jiří David | Redmond Entwistle | Dan Hanzlík | Anja Kirschner & David Panos | Radim Labuda | Adam Leech | Jan Mladovský | Pavel Mrkus | Matthew Noel-Tod | Hannah Perry | Laure Prouvost | Clunie Reid | Rachel Reupke | Jan Stolín | Viktor Takáč | Maija Timonen | Tomáš Werner | Martin Zet | Petr Zubek

One of the differences between film and video art is that of presentation. Film is generally a collective audience experience of one performance screening with set beginning and end, while video art is mostly one-to-one experience in the context of an art gallery where the piece of video art runs continuously in a loop and the viewer can watch the presentation as long as he/she wants. 

The repeated viewing can give rise to sense of RECURSION and in the case of sympathetic viewing it does not take long before a good work of art begins to reveal its magic, not unlike the repetition of the famous Fibonacci sequence, which does not take long before it reaches the rather exact approximation of satisfying proportions of the magic Golden Ratio number 1.618… 

1 : 1 = 1  |  2 : 1 = 2  |  3 : 2 = 1.5  |  5 : 3 = 1,666 …  |  8 : 5 = 1,6  |  13 : 8 = 1.625 …  |  21 : 13 = 1,615 …  |  34 : 21 = 1,619 …  |  55 : 34 = 1,617 … |  89 : 55 = 1,618 …

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