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Memories of a never visited place being the leitmotif of the film, this cinematographic project is balancing on the thin border between memory and fantasy. The border is a place where it is difficult to distinguish a fantastic image of a real place from a fantasy of an imaginary place. Even if some places exist only in our memories, they are not necessarily mere fantasies. And the other way round, the image of a never visited place, can still be based on memories.


Jozef Eduard Masarik, is an American-Slovak multidisciplinary artist working with time-based mediums compressing and expanding time to immerse the viewer in theoretical worlds. The performative and cinematographic formats he is developing are an opportunity for exchanges, for testing theories and confronting them with various realities. Jozef’s works are nourished by his experience in theatre stage design. His interdisciplinary formation at HEAD – Geneva, Switzerland; Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia; and Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel encompasses a wide range of media including fine arts, design, theatre and film.

His works have been presented internationally, in Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States, in institutions such as The Museum of Kyoto; GAM, Santiago, Chile; Cité de la mode et du design, Paris; or BOZAR, Brussels. Jozef’s work was selected for Operae festival in Turin by Alice Stori Liechtenstein. His projects have been mentioned in publications such as Domus or Vogue Italy. Among the scholarships and residencies he was awarded we could find those by CEDIT (Ceramiche d’Italia) or LAGO.

  • Jozef Eduard Masarik
  • Switzerland
  • 2019
  • Exp.
  • 8’
  • Sub. PT/ENG


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Official Competition