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Apr 15, 2009 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

František Skála – Cecil‘s Quest

Exhibition at the Czech Center. April 15–May 12. Opening: April 15, 6:30–8:30 pm

František Skála – Cecil‘s Quest

April 15–May 12

Opening: April 15, 6:30–8:30 pm

Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall


A versatile Czech artist František Skála (1956) with his new comic book in the unique form of 322 photographs, depicts the adventurous wandering of an easy-going fellow Cecil, who on one summer morning decides to visit his friend – anchoress Lída. He has no idea that he will not return before the land is covered with snow, enriched with experiences and new friendships. The story is captured in real time and place.The result from a complex technique employed while taking photographs of puppets in the outdoor environment using cine-film resembling the process of animated film production, however, deprived of the comfort of studio facilities and technical equipment. It is similar to a classical feature film production except that Skála accomplished the work of an entire film crew by himself. The technical realization itself could make a single story beginning with an almost one year long installation of each scene into a comic book style shot to a very sophisticated method of printing.


321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Apr 15, 2009 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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