Viktor Takáč, I’ll Be Right Back, 2013, drywall, 10' 10“ x 16' 5” x 16' 5".

Viktor Takáč

Jiri Svestka | Prague

Viktor Takáč, I’ll Be Right Back, 2013, drywall, 10' 10“ x 16' 5” x 16' 5".

Although prominent on the Czech art scene from an early age, Prague-based Viktor Takáč does not fit the stereotype of a competitive and overly ambitious art-world millennial. His working methods are deliberate and introspective, allowing him to gradually explore and question the nature of the moving image and its politics of representation. The resulting videos are subtle, almost inconspicuous. His works in this medium are defined by a commitment to the camera, an almost ostentatious lack of linearity, and a complete rejection of narrative. Using slow camera movements to gradually unveil fragments of a selected space, combined with sudden bursts of speed that rapidly pass over other parts of the same space, rendering certain elements in it almost invisible, Takáč examines but also manifests a distribution of power between spectator and director, stage and auditorium. It is not a

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