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Premiere projections at the Atlas cinema, Prague
Roman Štětina, Vladimír Houdek and Hana Polanská Turečková
Wednesday May 7th, 2014, 8 pm

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Roman Štětina
super 16mm film / full HD telecine transfer, colour, sound, 5’46’’

Roman Štětina
HD video, 4:3, 20’

Vladimír Houdek a Hana Polanská Turečková
single channel full HD video, 17’


Roman Štětina
Jazykolam / Tongue Twister, 2014

We see a sound engineer (Jitka Borkovcová) playing back a recording on a reel-to-reel tape recorder. A tongue twister is recorded on the tape. The voice of a man (Tomáš Černý) keeps repeating the tongue twister. After a larger number of repetitions, the voice occassionally fluffs a word, or stutters. At that moment the sound engineer stops the recording and locates the place with the stumble by turning the spools. She cuts it out, sticks the tape together and carries on. We see the flawless edit being reeled onto the right reel, but we never get a chance to listen to it again. Thus we only see the resultant flawless version the tongue twister, but never get to hear it.

Roman Štětina
Přednáška / Lecture, 2014

The former radio announcer Šárka Skaláková represents the type of radio speech typical for the mid-80's, a period when so-called hyper-pronunciation was required from Czechoslovak Radio announcers. Mrs. Skaláková was asked to read a text which describes types of speech disorders typical for Czech language. The video captures the preparation for her professional performance. During this preparation, a lot of stumbles and faults of speech fluency naturally occur, which is due to the fact that the presenter saw the text for the first time.

Vladimír Houdek
Hana Polanská Turečková
The Trickling Expanse

single channel full HD video, 17 min.

based on the poem "The Trickling Expanse" by Vladimír Houdek

concept and production design
Vladimír Houdek

choreography, conception, staging
Hana Polanská Turečková

camera, editing
Ivan Svoboda

Tomáš Červinka, Sylva Nečasová, Nikola Šneiderová

Arnold Schoenberg, edited excerpt from Pelleas and Melisande

musical collaboration and editing
Jan Bubák

light design
Pavel Kotlík

in collaboration with Archa Theatre, Prague

special thanks to
Monika Žáková, David Krňanský, Klára Procházková, Štěpán Polanský, Michaela Kopajová

Polansky Gallery, Prague