UNKNOWN ARTIST

SEXY GIRL IN THE WOODS

10. 11. – 30. 12. 2017

A long-lost box of stereoscopic slides found in the thrift shop. An unknown photographer from the seventies. Absurd scenes framed by stylish visualizations of an era. Depersonalised pictures invoking questions on the motivation and circumstances for the artwork’s origins. Fotografic gallery, in cooperation with Martin Plitz, presents a series of stereoscopic photographs, belonging to somewhere between those of Miroslav Tichý and Nan Goldin. Projection of short movies originally taken on 8-mm film is a part of the exhibition.
“I was fascinated by the stylish patina of the early seventies and by their primary and simple nudity without obvious art ambitions which never slip towards pornography or excessive vulgarity. Carelessly arranged photographs of women in domestic interiors, in rural cottages or merely in the natural environment seem surprisingly plastic in their now so fashionable 3D representations. Bizarre movies showing beach side undressing girls, in studios or walking naked in the woods. I knew from the beginning I would exhibit these accidentally acquired photographs and movies one day.” Martin Plitz
Martin Plitz (1964) graduated from the ITF FPF (Institute of Creative Photography) of the Silesian University in Opava. He has presented various conceptual projects so far (Women from Title Pages of Vlasta Magazine or Metamorphoses of Prague Cinemas). Many thanks to Matěj Boháč and Jan Kříženecký for their assistance in the technical implementation of the exhibition.

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