POZOR (2004)

DVD, 1 min. 19sec,colour, stereo, 2004

Director: Michael Mastrototaro


The „Velvet Revolution“ (November 16 – December 29 1989) refers to a bloodless revolution in fromer Czechoslovakia that saw the overthrow of the communist government there.

Started on November 1989 with a peaceful student demonstration in Bratislava. One day later, another peaceful student demonstration in Prague was severely beaten back by the communist riot police. With other communist regimes falling all around it, and with growing street protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announced on November 28 they would give up their monopoly on political power. Barbed wire was removed from the border with West Germany and Austria on December 5. On December 10, the Communist President Gustáv Husák appointed the first largely non-communist government in Czechoslovakia since 1948, and resigned.


POZOR was inspired by this topik.

It directs the view of the beholder and composes a visual output.

This view will be shifted by the interaction of the Performers.

Audio datives of impressions wake associations.

Laughing will be interrupted by the noise of rattling/clinking glass.

Take flight is possible. The public as a subjected individual forms its own picture of the procedures and implement independent association-chains.

POZOR: Slovak: attention.



Concept, realisation & camera:

Michael Mastrototaro

Performermance: Katarina Mojzisova &

Sabina Holzer