Filip Cenek

Filip Cenek         1.1.2008

Trained cinema projectionist. After finishing grammar school in Jeseník he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Brno University of Technology, Studio of Video (Keiko Sei, Miloš Vojtěchovský). He has worked as a teacher at the faculty since 2003 where he has taught subjects related to production and reception of moving image. Since 2008 he is the head of the Department of Audiovisual Technology at FaVU. In the second half of the 1990s he dealt with the theory and practice of non-linear stories and narration in the digital environment (especially with the paradox of the expression “interactive story”). Since 1998 he has been involved in various collaborative projects focusing on animation and vjing (particularly in relation to fuzziness, illegibility and omissions as creative potential). In 2004 he was awarded the Developmental grant of Tranzit for his work in the field of visual media. In 2006 the Danish-American publisher Errant Bodies, focusing on contemporary experimental music and its overlaps with visual art, published the DVD-Video disc Carpets Curtains, documenting his concert cooperation with architect and musician Ivan Palacký. In the course of his post-graduate scholarship at the Centre of Audiovisual Studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) he was dealing (under the alias of VJ Věra Lukášová) with the topicality of image and the creation of live re-edits of refound photographs and sounds resulting in a specific audio-visual revision of recall and imaginariness (live cinema). His effort was awarded with the Prize of Josef Hlávka (Hlávka Foundation). In 2006 he co-founded the electronic ensemble Midi Lidi, where he co-creates visuals (VJ sets, CD covers, video clips) together with Jan Šrámek and Magdalena Hrubá. He has been co-organizer of New New! Festival in Brno (2006–2010) and co-curator of Fresh Film Fest (Theatre Optique section) in Karlovy Vary and Prague (2007–2011). He has occasionally presented his works at exhibitions of contemporary art and film festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad (Centre Pompidou, Paris; L'immagine leggera, Palermo; EMAF, Osnabruck; Wardrobe, Leeds; Parker's Box, New York; Metrónom, Barcelona; MNAC, Bucharest; SPOR, Aarhus; TransFusion, Hamburg among others). He is represented in the National Gallery Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art in Prague, in the French Regional Contemporary Art Funds (FRAC/Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Lorraine), in the collections of the Brno City Museum and the Moravian Gallery in Brno, in the Marek Collection and in several foreign mediatheques. He has also co-initiated the foundation of the Fiume initiative, a free association of students and graduates, mostly of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Brno University of Technology, preparing several dozen video programmes and exhibitions, live music and image performances for Czech and Slovak festivals and several DVD-Video discs and publications (such as Histoires rurales, Balika, Lost perspective).

 Online works
 Curriculum vitae (.rtf)
 Double slide projections
 Live visuals (impro) ad-libs
 Video 2007/2008 selection, 30 mins
 Diploma thesis supervisor (Czech only, .pdf)
 Contact   filip[x] | +420 _541 _146 _534 | +420 _ 777 _ 744 _ 790 | icq: jesenik | skype: jesenik1976
 Pospiszyl, T.: The past in live coverage (05/2002)
 Mazanec, M.: The art of forgetting: interview with Filip Cenek (01/2013)
 Blažíček, M.: Half-spoken Understanding (10/2009)
 Mazanec, M.: Double perspective (10/2011)
 Pospiszyl, T.: Visual Art in a Moving Frame (10/2014)
 Vítková, L.: Texts in Visual Art (05/2013)
 Langer, R.: Double synecdoche. Image of text and image of image (11/2011)
 Uhlířová, M.: Restriction – Power of Vision (03/2000)
 Cseres, J.: Thoughts on carpets and curtains (08/2006)
 Císař, K.: The art of losing (03/2010)
 Mazanec, M.: Film Animation (12/2009)
 Sei, K.: Lotus3 & Solaris (06/2002)
 Pokorný, M.: About FC (08/2004)
 Langer, R.: FC, Artlist (9/2013)
 Interview about the exhibition Jindřich Chalupecký Award – Final (11/2011)
 Interview about the exhibition Brno Art Open / Sculpture in the Streets (06/2011)
 Interview about the exhibition The Object of Animation. Third Sense (10/2009)
 Interview about the exhibition Good News. A Spelling-Book (12/2004)
 Interview by Markéta Stará, Flash Art (11/2011)
 Interview by Marika Kupková, Rewind (10/2011)
 Interview by Martin Mazanec, Art+Antiques (09/2011)
 Interview with VJ Věra Lukášová (02/2008)
 Some things about VJing, interview (12/2009)
 Interview about a line and intuition (12/2007)
 A questionnaire by the Cinepur journal (01/2006)
 A questionnaire for new media curators (03/2010)
 Carpets Curtains (2003–2011). Notes on how to manipulate the photographs
 Cenek, F.: Notes on the Fragments After the Assassination (04/1998)

Key words: Filip Cenek, VJ Věra Lukášová