Hana ValentovÁ ŽeleznÁ CZ

01.09.2009 - 06.09.2009
long shots # 22

Inside the words
'This video installation is made for the specific space of Sub urban. The small screening room under the café bar is an intimate space, always full of some part of human voices, bustles and indefinable sounds. So I decided to do a soundless video installation. The subject of the installation is 'word'. In each word is hidden some essence of the origin of the word. I took two words and I tried to visualise their essence.’

08.09.2009 - 27.09.2009  

compilation: One moment
A series of 6 videos inspired by the concept of one moment.
'If I say moment - I am always thinking about past. When I am in time and I am living it - it is not moment - it is something what is present. Something without name. Technology gives me the possibilities to conserve time.’

The still present illusion, 2002, 01:30
Winter room, 2004, 03:40
By the catching of the touch, 2003, 05:05
Intimity, 2005, 18:00
I, 2007, 4:30
657 seconds, 2008, 11:40

doors open at 8 pm, talk starts 8.30 pm, 5€ entrance fee

artists talk
Hana will show fragments of her works and talk about it.

During her stay in Rotterdam in august and september Hana Valentová is working on a special project for Sub urban. Sub urban showed her work for the first time in a compilation centrered around the experimental film works of Melbourne artist Marcus Bergner. Hana studied on FAMU film academy in Prague where she was a student of Marcus' class. In this period she made her film 'Extasy of home live' based on found footage from Australia. This work especially expressed Hana's feeling for poetry in both concept and image. Sub urban screened Hana's works in various compilations dealing with f.i. dance, time, and animation and her film 'Intimity' in the Long Shots series. Over the years Hana stayed in contact by sending dvd's with her new works, which resulted in her current residency in Rotterdam.

Botersloot 44a
3011 HH Rotterdam
(near Central Library)