Photo: Holocaust memorial at Prague 7 project by Tamara Moyzes

Tamara Moyzes visits Helsinki this week as one of the mentors of PERPETUUM LABS II / CURATING THE SOCIAL event.

Tamara will give a public presentation about her work on Tuesday 3rd Dec, 15:00 at Kallio Kunsthalle. You can find the full schedule of Curating the Social here.

Short bio: Tamara Moyzes lives and works in Prague. Her work addresses political issues. In it she does not adopt an academic approach, but prefers direct intervention – she does not comment on reality from a distance, but is a part of the story. The people depicted in her fictional documentaries are not professional actors and their artistic “role” only emphasizes and complements their real status. To reflect current social conflicts she uses a blend of documentary, pathetic and humorous scenes. The parodic handling of topics is a strategy that does not resolve the situation but, on the contrary, reveals its incendiary nature and content in a form that is not easily digestible.  For Tamara Moyzes video is a tactical and political tool.