Overview participating exhibitions

ExtraOrdinary
2013

ExtraOrdinary

Alena Dvorakova & Viktor Fischer

Hot Springs in Tuscany

The region around Monte Amiata, an extinct volcano in southern Tuscany, is rich in natural thermal springs. Around the volcano there are many spas where for centuries now tourists have enjoyed the salubrious effects of the sulphur springs. But the presence of water is too much taken for granted, Dvorakova & Fischer say. Although three-quarters of the earth's surface is covered by water, only six percent of the earth's water supply consists of fresh water. The world's population now is already using 54% of all water supplies, and over 25 years that will have risen to 90%. A future shortage of drinking water is a serious possibility. The series Hot Springs in Tuscany is a part of the project Water, in which Dvorakova & Fischer draw attention to this problem.

Alena Dvorakova (Czechoslovakia, 1970) and Viktor Fischer (Czechoslovakia, 1967) both graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Since 1992 they have worked together on photography projects in which the emphasis lies on humanitarian photography. Their work has previously been seen in the Noorderlicht Festivals Act of Faith (2007) and Behind Walls (2008).

Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Alena Dvorakova & Viktor Fischer

AN HOUR OF WAR (Greece, 2007)

As a playful counterpart to their series on real disasters and other humanitarian subjects, the Czech pair Alena Dvorakova and Viktor Fischer photographed 'acts of war' in developed countries of Europe. In the realization that progress is inseparably linked with conflict and revolution, with An Hour of War they give the suggestion of apocalyptic images. In reality, these are photographs of the Greek religious festival 'Clean Monday', where participants bombard each other with flour.

  • AN HOUR OF WAR (Greece, 2007)

    As a playful counterpart to their series on real disasters and other humanitarian subjects, the Czech pair Alena Dvorakova and Viktor Fischer photographed 'acts of war' in developed countries of Europe. In the realization that progress is inseparably linked with conflict and revolution, with An Hour of War they give the suggestion of apocalyptic images. In reality, these are photographs of the Greek religious festival 'Clean Monday', where participants bombard each other with flour.

  • AN HOUR OF WAR (Greece, 2007)

  • MISSIONS (Worldwide, 1998-2004)

    For years the Czech pair Alena Dvorakova and Viktor Fischer have photographed the lives of ordinary people in different regions in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. They focus chiefly on the humanitarian assistance from Catholic missions to the poor and ill. The source of inspiration for the project was the work of the nuns of the Czech Franciscan order. Over the past years they have been establishing new missions all around the world. With their photographs Dvorakova and Fischer hope to inspire average people to help their less fortunate fellows.

  • MISSIONS (Worldwide, 1998-2004)

  • MISSIONS (Worldwide, 1998-2004)

  • MISSIONS (Worldwide, 1998-2004)

  • MISSIONS (Worldwide, 1998-2004)

Biography

Alena Dvorakova (Czechoslovakia, 1970) and Viktor Fischer (Czechoslovakia, 1967) both graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Since 1992 they have worked together on photography projects in which the emphasis lies on humanitarian photography. Their work has previously been seen in the Noorderlicht Festivals Act of Faith (2007) and Behind Walls (2008).

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Behind Walls

Behind Walls

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Act of Faith

Act of Faith

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