2017.10.01 - 2017.11.30

Vojtěch Domlátil

[Czech Repubric]

【Exchange Program】OPEN AiR - Artist in Residence × Fakulta designu a umění Ladislava Sutnara ZČU × Youkobo Art Space × Joshibi University of Art and Design

Artist Profile:
Vojtěch Domlátil is a director, animator, illustrator and graphic designer living in Prague, Czech Republic. He studied illustration and animation on Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where he graduated with a pilot episode of puppet TV series Kitchen Tales. He obtained a few awards for his animated films and for his illustrations as well. He uses a technique of stopmotion to create films, where real tools, food or other objects are coming to life. Now he is focused on experimental methods of stopmotion animation. For example, to tell a message only by means of simple motives or by timelapse and camera movement in a countryside setting. Vojtěch works at University of West Bohemia in Pilsen as an assistant of the studio of animation under leading of Czech animation director Jiří Barta.

Residency Plan:
My goal at Youkobo Art Space is to transform the structure of Japanese poetry Haiku to the audiovisual form of animated film. This means that the Haiku system 5-7-5 will be transformed to three shots of 5-7-5 seconds. The outcome will be audiovisual poetry without any additional narration. During my stay in Japan, I would like to benefit from the real Japanese atmosphere, landscape and life to search for themes and to create a short compilation of audiovisual Haiku poems shot both in the studio and exterior locations.

Date 2017.10.01 - 2017.11.30
Place AIR-2
Website https://vimeo.com/vojtechdomlatil
Website http://www.youkobo.co.jp/exhibition_events/2017/05/open-air-exchange.html