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Petra Římalová

The Pécs Diary

Petra Římalová (*1982)  is a Czech artist working primarily with video, 3D modulation and animation. During the two months residency in Košice in 2013, Petra was working on a topic of genius loci of cultural center Kasárne/Kulturpark which was just opened in the renovated space of fomer military barracks. She tried to capture the historical dimension of the place through conversations with witnesses of the time when Kasárne/Kulturpark was military barracks and through researching various documents. Petra’s work is not documentary or reality capturing videos, more it is a personal statement expressing to a great extent the artist’s subjective perception of the place and its atmosphere. Even though the images might seem quite realistic, be sure there is a substantial portion of imagination and reality alteration.

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