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1 Oct 2016 - 11 Dec 2016

Roman Štětina: Instructions for use of Jiří Kolář

Czech artist Roman Štětina’s work investigates the processes of creating broadcast media including film, television and radio. His videos, installations and sculptures foreground the props, recording studios and technologies that are usually hidden behind the sounds and images received by an audience. At Spike Island, Štětina presents a new feature length film made in collaboration with Miroslav Buriánek – a director of radio drama who worked for the Czech Radio station for 37 years – which traces the process of recording a series of poems by the Czech poet, collage-artist and translator Jiří Kolář, Instructions for Use (1969), for radio broadcast. The film and Jiří Kolář's poems were translated by Marek Tomin specifically for this exhibition.

Roman Štětina
Roman Štětina studied at the Prague Academy of Arts and at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. In his practice he uses video, installation, audio-visual interventions and other media to capture relationships between sound, image and objects transforming in space and time. In 2014 he was awarded the Czech Republic’s prestigious Jindřich Chalupecký Award for young Czech artists. Selected recent exhibitions include Silver Lining, National Gallery in Prague; Souvenir, Polansky Gallery, Prague; All Watched Over, James Cohan Gallery, New York;Straight to Camera: Performance for Film, Modern Art Oxford. From February-March 2016 he was participating in the artist-in-residence programme at Residency Unlimited, New York. He lives and works in Prague.

 Friday 30 September 2016, 6–9pm

Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 12–5pm
Free entry


Organised in partnership with Spike Island

Roman Štětina, Instructions for Use of Jiří Kolář (film still)


Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Rd, Bristol BS1 6UX

From: 1 Oct 2016
To: 11 Dec 2016


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