Kateřina Držková

Kateřina Držková

Work from Postcards (Tropical Beach and Albena).

“In this work I present a pair of found postcards that looks “totally the same” at first sight, but actually they differ in many details in the picture (a time shift of several minutes is apparent) and also on the back sides. On each postcard it is stated a different photographer; the post offices and the times when the postcards were sent are also varying.. However, the addressee is always the same person.

The pairs of postcards are open to diverse explanations of their origins and possible alternatives of their delivery.” – Kateřina Držková

“Using dozens of systematically collected postcards I reconstructed how one of the most popular destinations of Czechs in the 1970ies, the seaside resort Albena in Bulgaria, was looking like.

Based on that data I created a three-dimensional model of Albena. Thanks to the recurring architectonic elements I was able to imagine some places that were not visible on the postcards because they were not attractive enough to be shown. In my model the hidden places were marked black in contrary to the white parts showing the “most beautiful” sites.” – Kateřina Držková

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