Zbyněk Baladrán
— Mikroscope and Telescope of Time


Opening: Tuesday, October 22, at 6 pm
Curator: Jiří Ptáček

We still believe that the mobile image is a certain form of visual thought; it renders thoughts more exact and discovers the unthinkable. This also held true at the time of its discovery more than one hundred years ago; the same as it does today, when each corner of a shared (communal) space has a camera in it. The mobile image frees the eye, it is the negative of time, it shows what the eye can never see:  signs of decoded reality, spontaneity and external movement. It hides in itself a dialectic potential – it is an emancipatory tool and a control tool all at the same time.  As Dziga Vertov wrote:  Our eyes, rotating like propellers, move off into the future on the wings of hypotheses.

Zbyněk Baladrán