My Homeland, up close and loud

Czech Republic

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.

Tour Dates

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



Richard Slaney


Rebecca Collis

Production Manager

James Roxburgh

Sound Designer

Tom Hackley


Lawrence Watson


Felix Green

With Thanks To

Ondrej Tikovsky

Senior Video Designer

Akhila Krishnan


Vanessa Whyte

Technical Associate

Maximilien Spielbichler

1st AC / Additional Camera Operator

Chin Okoronkwo


Sean Kothe

Assistant Designer

Hannah Fasching

Architectural Designer

Claudia Fragoso


Raphael Pimlott

Video Programmer

Christopher Dunkin

2nd AC/Video Editor

Jessie Rodger


Georgia Clegg

Design Intern

Hanna Schrage

Czech Crew


Klára Slavíková

Location Manager

Miloš Vesely


Marek Kajlanic

Production Manager

Matouš Heger

Drone Operator

Marek Tajbl

Camera Truck Driver

Stanislav Hupák


Laura Figurová

Drone Assistant

Vladamír Doležel