Andrea Průchová Hrůzová and Tomáš Hrůza – We Have Never Been Earth
2019, VSW Press, 16-page fold-out folio and 16-page booklet combined in a plastic envelope, 9 x 12.5 inches, color and b/w, offset. Printed in the Czech Republic.
Part one of We Have Never Been Earth looks at the phenomenon of the apocalypse from several different vantage points including natural disasters and the way they are presented in media and cinema, the question of a sustainable relationship between humans and nature, the search for human’s place on earth through mysticism and secret teachings, and the disappearance of human imagination caused by excessive technology and bureaucratization of contemporary society.
Part two documents a participatory performance reflecting on the apocalypse as it relates to the topic of bureaucracy.
Andrea Průchová is an associate lecturer at Charles University in Prague, a researcher at the Czech National Film Archive, and a founder of Fresh Eye, an educational platform in the field of visual culture. She is a Fulbright Alumni (NYU, Pratt Institute). Her research work has been published internationally (Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Publishing House).
Tomáš Hrůza is a visual artist, an associate lecturer at FAMU in Prague, an independent publisher and co-founder of Fotograf Magazine and ArtMap. In his artistic projects he employs the media of photography and video and has exhibited widely in the Czech Republic as well as internationally in Berlin, Warsaw, and Ottawa.
VSW Publications are made possible in part by the Andrea Frank artist project fund at VSW and in conjunction with the SUNY Brockport MFA in Visual Studies at VSW.