Lecture in language
For more than thirty years, the "Enfant terrible" of Czech photography has devoted himself to intensive exploration of the media of photography, redefining it and bringing it to the wider context of visual art in an original way. It is one of the few Czech creators (along with Josef Sudek, Frantisek Drtikol, Josef Funke, Jindrich Styrsky, Emila Medkova, Jan Svoboda or Josef Koudelka), who pushed shifts in the perception of artistic possibilities of photography.
He completely abandoned the traditional negative-positive notion and made the reflection directly on the sensitive layer photographic paper, where the source of light and energy is nature (daylight, stars, moon, fire, fireflies…). He associated laying photopapers into the wild (several days, weeks or even months) with rituals - very personal and intimate night performances.
He himself became a camera when he applied the photosensitive layer to his clothes, creating unique 4D photograms. He did not revert to the challenge of digital photography, and he is currently trying to find a solid basis for his latest authorial research when
splitting the image into elementary units.