My Homeland, up close and loud
Má Vlast is a unique multi-screen exhibition commissioned by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in celebration of 100 years of the founding of the Czech Republic. The piece celebrates the music of the great Czech Composers, Smetana and Janáček and uses live action footage and animation to accompany the recordings of the Orchestra.
Lasting 25 minutes in total, the first half, The Vltava by Bedřich Smetana, symbolises the deep history of the Czech nation. The video follows the flow of the Vltava river from it’s source down into Prague. The second part of the installation is focused on the boom of Czech art throughout the 100 years. The music to accompany this is the fourth and fifth movements of Janáček’s Sinfonietta. This works with the motif of melted glass, which is transformed into abstract shapes from the work of Czech painters, architects and designers.
Visitors can experience Má Vlast in a specially designed darkened room in six regional cities through June to November.
Brno 8th June – 17th June
Plzeň 20th June – 12th July
Praha 24th July – 24th August
Liberec 27th August – 6th October
Hradec Králové 9th October – 16th October
Ostrava 24th October – 20th November
Behind the Scenes
With Thanks To
Senior Video Designer
1st AC / Additional Camera Operator
2nd AC/Video Editor
Camera Truck Driver