The Return to Adriaport

8.12.2017 - 15.4.2018
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Babanová, Adéla
The Return to Adriaport
2013
video, 14:23 min.

The film combines elements of docudrama with illustrative documentary shots from the period. The artist applies principles of animated collage which she couples with archival records, photographs, and mock interviews. As a result of the project, Czechoslovakia was to become a “maritime country”, into which goods would be imported and whose citizens would be able to reach the Adriatic coast within no more than two hours. This avant-garde, unprecedented project had hatched in Professor Žlábek’s head from as early as the end of the Second World War, but it was only with the advent of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia, favoring greater freedom and economic flexibility, that he could begin to hope in its implementation. The project of the future was to contribute not just to the fast transportation of fresh goods and improved quality of the environment, but also to offering the country’s citizens an easy option of travel to the seashore rather than to their weekend cottages.

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The Return to Adriaport
Babanová, Adéla
video 2013