An evening with visual artist, activist, and filmmaker Vladimír Turner.
When I grow up, I want to be alive
Documentary (20 min)
In Czech with English subtitles, 2019
“As long as politicians refuse to do what is expected of them, and this is a solution to serious problems such as the climate crisis, we refuse to do what is expected of us, and that is going to school,” says one of the spokesmen of Czech Fridays for Future at the beginning of When I grow up, I want to be alive. In portraits of several active students, the film shows their motivation to participate in the international high school movement, which was kicked off by the civic engagement of a young Swedish girl Greta Thunberg.
Behind The Fossil Curtain
Documentary (27 min)
In Czech with English subtitles, 2018
In the dismal post-apocalyptic landscape of the coal basin in the northern part of the Czech Republic, through an artistically conceived film, we learn about an environmental movement whose motto is „change the system, not the climate“. Why these ecological activists are being labeled extremists is, for the film director, one of the examples of how the state is creating the enemy, thereby strengthening its own power.
Vladimír Turner is a visual artist, activist and filmmaker. He graduated from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) in experimental audiovisual studies, then he studied at the Studio of Intermedia Confrontation at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague(AAAD). In his works, he oscillates between film, interventions in public space, videoperformance, installation and political activism. He works internationally with site– specific context in all around the world. His focuses on socio- political topics of anthropocene. Sociocultural ecology, grassroots DIY activities, commodification of art strategies. He was a guest leader of the studio at Centre for Audiovisual Studies at the FAMU in 2017/2018. Works as freelance documentary director and DOP for public broadcast services or NGOs.