Listening to stories of drowning in my grandmother's family history Having resurfaced from my recent immersion in the timeless landscape of Southern Bohemia, I am now reflecting back on the experience of filming the four generations, from a distance. As mentioned in my earlier blog entry, about this year's filming, the focus of this summer... Continue Reading →
https://vimeo.com/223345049 A short film from a footage I shot in summer 2016, continuing my exploration of interconnectedness of 4 generations of women in my family, as we reunite in Chvalkov, Southern Bohemia, each summer. Music by Irena and Vojta Havel. More information about the project in an earlier post: https://cinestheticfeasts.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/still-life-moving/
From my continued filmic studies of the bonds between my grandmother, mother, daughter and myself. In Prague, December 2015.
Here are two new short films I made for Absolute Now exhibition, at Atsukobarouh gallery, Tokyo, September – October 2015. The films explore the interconnectedness of four generations of women in my own family. Between Jirina and Anna, 2015 Duration: 4:43 min From you to me with love, 2015 Duration: 8:35 min
These are stills from a short film, From You, to Me, with Love, 2015 made for an exhibition, opening this September in Tokyo: 'absolute now' is a group exhibition which takes the essay, Time and Eternity by D.T. Suzuki (see left), as a starting point to examine the universal concept of time and its relationship to... Continue Reading →
A brief story of"pistancky kroj", a folk costume my grandmother owns. "This folk costume comes with its own story. It was embroidered by my mother, the lace is also made by her. The costume is called Pistansky, after a particular Slovakian region. My mother made it in 1918, for the occasion of celebrations of the... Continue Reading →
This is the next instalment of stills from my filmic explorations of the four generations of women in my family. Here my grandmother and my daughter, looking together at my grandmother's memoir, which she spent 10 years writing up. The book includes a number of photographs, and other personal mementos, including my grandfather's letters to her from... Continue Reading →