Images not only exist across social spheres, entering communication within our homes, public space, institutions, physical and digital realms, but also the functions they have acquired take up various forms: from documentary testimony through persuasive appeal and stimulation of desire to complex
creative expression. A specific role is played by images that are created as a compulsion, obsession, escape, or as a therapy of disturbing mental states. The latter will be discussed during Fresh Eye’s March program, following the international success of the VR film Darkening directed by Ondřej Moravec.
How does mental illness show up in visual communication? How can images capture states of mind and help heal the aching soul? The evening, created as a collaboration between the Fresh Eye platform, Frame Films production company and NaFilm film museum, presents two short lectures and a debate. The discussed topics include the relations between the film and visual image and mental illness. The program will take place at the NaFilm film museum where the VR film Darkening will be exhibited.
ONDŘEJ MORAVEC, director of Darkening1
NATÁLIE DRTINOVÁ, art historian, critic and curator
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