Shave and a haircut - two bits
Curated by Louise Hobson
Czech artist Roman Stetina investigates the processes of creating film, television and radio; making visible the props, technologies and studios of ‘backstage’. For Cardiff Contemporary, Stetina presents a new site–specific installation on the narrative of call and response. Images within images reflect in a mirror of the present, each offering a clue on the knock, and the passing of time, waiting for someone to answer.
Roman Štětina is exhibiting Instructions for use of Jiří Kolář, a new feature-length film made in collaboration with Miroslav Buriánek, at Spike Island, Bristol until 11 December 2016.
Roman Stetina in conversation with Louise Hobson
Shave and a haircut–two bits: Walk and Talk
Roman Štětina (b. Kadaň, 1986) lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. Štětina graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2015 after spending two years at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Štětina was included in Manifesta 11 curated by Christian Jankowski. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Fortress of Solitude from the holy wood of eternal noise, MNAC Bucharest, curated by Anca V. Mihulet and Diana Marincu; Instructions for Use of Jiří Kolář (with Miroslav Buriánek), Plato, Ostrava (both 2016); Souvenir, Polansky Gallery, Prague; Lecture, Gallery of Fine Arts, Zlín (both 2015).
Louise Hobson (b. Canterbury, 1990) lives and works in Cardiff, Wales. Hobson is an independent curator / producer, approaching the exhibition as a space constructed over time through a cumulative process of collaboration. Recent curatorial projects include: Catherine Biocca, Cornelia Baltes, Rosalie Schweiker at Mission Gallery (2016); Yellow Back Books: a collaborative project around artist books and artist bookshops (2015 - ongoing); and Breakfast Club, a communal breakfast which began at g39 in 2014 and has since traveled to Venice and New York.