ISCP TalkMarch 26, 2013
Salon: Miran Blažek and Mark Ther
Miran Blažek will discuss his work as a point of recorded process that tries to develop universal language through visual means. His practice leans on painting but extends further to become a derivative of the concept of painting as a whole. His work deals with a simple mark or trace, playing with material to transcend the physical.
Mark Ther will screen his film Das wandernde Sterlein, which accumulates several issues and strategies used by Ther in his previous work. He has situated his narrative in the late 1930s in the Sudeten region, as he did in his video Pflaumen, where he speaks to forced evacuation of the Czech Germans in 1945 in a very intimate, gentle, but disturbing and moving story. In Das wandernde Sternlein, Ther does not refer to general World War II historic reality. Instead showing a very actual emotive moment, he comes with a completely fictional story from that period and adds issues of sexual perversity which he has used separately in recent works.