(UK/DE 2017, 22 min)
Slides is a speculative narrative about private communication, related technologies, and the present future around us. The film follows how Aslı and Bora, who have opposing sleep and wake schedules, keep in touch with each other when the other one isn’t there to answer right away; how they narrate the surrounding reality to each other, and how they both struggle and solve all that it brings with it.
Martin Kohout― Kunstenaar
Berlin-based, Czech-born artist Martin Kohout’s early study background is in film (FAMU, Prague) and fine arts (UdK, Berlin and Städelschule, Frankfurt). His work has a strong grounding in research, both academic and qualitative. His practice spans a wide range of medium such as film, sculpture, installation, print, events, and publications. In addition to that he produces music under the name of TOLE and runs a small publishing house TLTRPreß. In 2017, Martin won the Jindřich Chalupecký Award for young Czech artists. Martin works with Exile in Vienna, Austria, and Polansky Gallery in Prague and Brno, Czech Republic. Martin is also a teaching assistant at The Studio of Photography at AAAD in Prague.