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Jiří Černický

Born in 1966 in Ústí nad Labem, lives and works in Prague. Studied at UMPRUM (1990–1993) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1993–1997). Winner of the 1998 Jindřich Chalupecký Award, 2007 recipient of the 48th October Salon Award in Belgrade.

 

The Stoning Jiří Černický 2011, video, 3:58 min.

In The Stoning, Jiří Černický uses video post-production to alter an amateur video of an actual stoning of a woman. In line with the traditional Arabic manner in which the punishment of stoning is carried out, in the original video the woman is half buried in the ground. In Černický’s video, the only thing we see is the red of her dress.

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