/ town streets, kotva cinema, slavie café
/ Thursday april 25th–Saturday april 27th
thursday 25. 4. / the streets / 20:00, meeting point: na sadech park
In České Budějovice, you can look forward to the traditional Thursday outdoor screenings. We will meet in Na Sadech park where the first projection will take place and then move to Piaristické náměstí for the second projection. Have a look at the map: We will start a few minutes after 8 PM.
The event is free.
Friday 26. 4. / kotva cinema / 19:00
On Friday, Kotva cinema will host the screening night. Jiří Hanke and Akos Czigany should be present in person. Tomasz Tomaszewski, was was to come to České Budějovice, too, unfortunately had to call off his participation due to an unexpected business trip.
Tickets are 140 Kč / 120 Kč
Saturday 27. 4. / café klub slavie
10:00 Impulzzz workshop – try your originality and imagination, grab a (preferably digital) camera (or a cell phone with a camera), get a list of tasks that you need to fulfil and wisely use the limited time and space you'll get to do your work. At the end of the workshop, you'll select the pics you've taken and screen them together with the other participants so that you can compare how you managed to cope with the given limits. Bring your notebook, if you have one. We'll meet at 10 AM in Slavie café and screen the results at about 4 PM. Suitable both for kids and for the elderly, both for the novices and the professionals. The Impulzzz workshop is free.
17:00 authors' lectures – after Impulzzz, the café will belong to authors' short lectures accompanied by their screenings. Czech photographer Evžen Sobek and Hungarian fine-art conceptualist Akos Czigany will speak about their work and inspirations.
20:30 outdoor projections, piglet roasting
23:00 afterparty with DJ Morf
All Saturday events are free.
have a look at what fotojatka in české budějovice looked like in 2012!
The final part started in České Budějovice on Thursday, 12th of April, 2012. The ominous all-day cold rain threatened our evening open-air projections, but at 5PM the clouds vanished and clear sky and lukewarm air invited us and Kvelb Theatre’s rung-wheeled wooden tank to occupy two of the town’s squares – Mariánské and Piaristické – and screen some of the best slideshows from the previous years right on building facades. While our graphics designer Milan Krištůfek took the position of a lieutenant in the tank tower who preaches creative photography and manipulates the public, Jakub Lada Vavřina from The Good Tearoomgave out selected teas for free from his tea-cycle.
The packed Kotva cinema witnessed a great night of photographic slideshows; we were honoured to meet (among others) the Polish photographer Grzegorz Klatka in person and Daniel Šperl, who also opened his solo exhibition in the cinema foyer.
On Saturday, Horká vana club invited everyone eager to try creative photography in real life – the workshop Impulzzz made the participants visualize topics like Titanic, Subject: public, Depressed little animals, The poetry of the Spring, A different landscape or Consumerism – all within two hours and the limits of the town centre. Have a look at a selection of the results:
The workshop was followed by two great lectures given by two great lecturers: Jan Pohribný and Tomáš Pospěch, both renowned photographers and theoreticians, teaching at the Institute of Creative Photography, a part of The Silesian University in Opava. Both lectures dealt with unusual approaches towards landscape photography – while Jan Pohribný focused on the more traditional side of the genre, Tomáš Pospěch spoke about coping with its clichés and conceptual landscape photography. The lecturers didn’t compete with each other – just the opposite, in about three hours they provided the audience with a brief, but comprehensive review of the approaches towards landscape in photography of the last two decades.
After the lectures, the attendants moved to the yard of the house U Beránka for a pig roasting. The hygienic limits set to us by the town hall officials (because of smoke etc.) made us use a rubber toy pig and several candles. Fortunately, a real bio-piglet from Pístiny was just being baked in the brick oven in the yard to please the tongues of the visitors with its extra tasty parts. Silent photo projections of the best of previous years was accompanied by lentil salad made by Jakub Vavřina according to his exclusive recipe.
The authors who appeared on Fotojatka in person included Jiří Stach, who surprised and entertained the spectators with his detailed description of the methods used for creating of his photographs, Lina Németh, talking about the circumstances of shooting her Arinella beach series, Daniel Šperl, who uncovered the background of some of his famous black-and-white shots and in Budějovice also opened an exhibition of his photographs from Japan. Besides that, during the Fotojatka month, we managed to turn him into a kitten lover so that he started to speculate that his next book will be "all kittens". Iren Stehli, while not present in person, joined us at least thanks to a (fake) "telebridge", while Grzegorz Klatka came from Poland alive and in a long debate he talked about the oddities of the Czech national character.