Viva Video, Video Viva

The film happens to be directed by the granddaughter of Radek Pilař, and wellknown creator of beloved Czech children animated series such as Rumcajs and somewhat less known as a pioneer of video art in Czechoslovakia. The documentary brushes the dust off of those old VHS cassettes to get a glimpse of early electronic images in our country and uncover the yet unmapped history of pre-revolution Czech video art.Decades later they all “videists” (Skala,Vasulka,more) still share their enthusiasm, obsessive curiosity, and futuristic visions about the use of new technologies for artistic expression.
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