JAN JEDLIČKA

A WINTER JOURNEY TO THE SEA

9. 5. – 17. 6. 2018

„I took the train from Basel to The Hague, with a few brief stopovers, between 5 and 8 October 1995. At the time, I was reading some texts by Vilém Flusser on the philosophy of photography and the emergent age of technical images. Wishing to put certain theoretical assertions or insights to the test of personal experience, I brought along a Nikon AF automatic camera and a roll of black and white film. I was interested in exploring my own cursory ways of seeing during the journey, and the role played by the camera. The images in this series are printed chronologically and no selection has been made. The last three seascapes are from a roll of colour film I started in The Hague, and these create an immobile conclusion to the series.“ J. Jedlička.
An audiovisual installation based on long-term cooperation between Jan Jedlička and ECM Records, an iconic music label from Munich, will be part of the show.
Jan Jedlička was born in Prague in 1944. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague from 1962-1968 and has been living in Switzerland since 1969. He uses a variety of media-drawings, photos, prints, pigment panels, film. The works are cyclical and explore the landscape in terms of movement and time.