Filip Cenek

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AKA VJ Věra Lukášová. Born 1976 in Jeseník, Czech Rep. Educated projectionist, graduated from the Video FaVU VUT Brno (Keiko Sei). Has worked as a teacher and assistant at the faculty since 2003. He is also in charge of Kabinet audio-video. In the second half of the 1990s, he dealt with the theory and practice of non-linear stories and narrations in the digital environment (especially with the paradox of the expression interactive↔story) and then with fuzziness, illegibility and omissions as positive phenomena. In his postgradual experiments at the FAMU Centre of Audiovisual Studies in Prague, he is dealing with the topicality of image (vjing) and the creation of live re-edits of refound photographs and sounds resulting in a specific audio-visual revision of recall and imaginariness. In collaboration (mostly with Jiří Havlíček), he has created several short films and animations dealing with rearranging of characters and various language of animation narrativity, a reminiscence to a generation’s experience with fairytale creation and experimental use of audial accompaniment. In 2004, he was awarded the Tranzit Developmental Grant for his work in the field of visual media which allowed him to realize Carpets Curtains DVD-Video disc (Errant Bodies, Denmark/USA 2006), documenting his cooperation with the musician Ivan Palacký. He is represented in the National Gallery Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art in Prague, the Marek Collection and other foreign video libraries. In 2011 he was a finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký Award. He has occasionally presented his works at exhibitions of contemporary art and film festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad (Centre Pompidou, Paris; L'immagine leggera, Palermo; EMAF, Osnabruck; Wardrobe, Leeds; Parker`s Box, New York; MNAC, Bucuresti among others). Filip is one of the initiators of Fiume collective, which brings together students and graduates of Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Technology in Brno. He also makes the visible part of Midi Lidi project (with Magdalena Hrubá and Jan Šrámek) and works as a co-curator for FreshFilmFest (Theatre Optique section) and New New! Festival. Lives in Brno.

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