Alžběta Bačíková

  • Czech Republic (b. 1988 in Hodonín)
  • Currently in Prague, Czech Republic.


Alžběta Bačíková has established a career exploring different documentary techniques working with the moving image. In her earlier work we can talk about the very moment of recording—acting as a pretext for creating and directing certain situations, or unexpected reunions of actors that occur while film is rolling. In her later work is a tendency toward systemic denial of the received neutrality of the recording medium. The constructedness of her audiovisual work is increasingly emphasized, disclosing and drawing attention to footage resources and thereby articulating a meta-narrative.

By deftly re-juxtaposing sound, image and text (e.g., subtitles), Bačíková forges new and unexpectedly profound meanings. Moreover, she explores boundaries between fictional storytelling and current events. Underlying all of Bačíková's work is a desire to test forms of narrative that evoke trust and deliberately undermine the believability of a delivered message.