Matasová, Adéla / Fictitious projects
digitally altered photograph, paper 1000 × 1500 mm
purchased 2020 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture
This is a digitally manipulated photograph taken from a series of the same name that was first exhibited in its entirety at Prague’s Václav Špála Gallery in 2001. It draws on the artist’ personal experience of the landscapes of the American Midwest, which used to be inhabited by ancient civilizations. She strikes up a hypothetical relationship with them, offering these civilizations assistance from the future in the form of modern technologies – solar panels, which she has placed on the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. This creates a super-realistic situation, which uses manipulated visual signs to express the interconnection of human energies across time.