Fotograf Magazine

Matěj Smetana

Document of organised improvisation

This piece is personal because I myself took part in the production of Matěj Smetana’s video. He started by writing and calling his friends with request to bring anything to his party, which they would like to have animated in his new video. Smetana made the event very personal: actors whom he liked would bring things they liked and would do whatever they wanted with them. 

Because only about half of the invited people turned up, he didn’t plan to do a show with objects pretending to be high art. Despite that, a strange collection came together. My puppet with a head, body and limbs looked almost strangely normal on the heap with a tank, an axe, a model of the human body for the purpose of biology teaching at a basic level, a laptop and other things.. 

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