M O B I L E P H O T O W O R K S H O P S
Lecturer: PETER ANČIČ (VŠVU Bratislava)
Peter Ančič (born 1978) studied photography in the years 1998 – 2002 at the Institute of Creative Photography of the Silesian University in Opava, in the years 2003 – 2010 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. He currently works at the Department of Photography and New Media of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, where he works as an assistant professor at the Department of Photography since 2010. He exhibited his photographic workwithin both individual and group exhibitions in Slovakia and abroad.
ON THE WORK
Peter Ančič´swork reflects the diversity of the genres: there are complete some socio-critical cycles in staged portrait series Generation 89, Husák´s Generation, or Couples, where he redefines in still portraits the "lost" generation at the borderline between socialism and capitalism, and their position in a new society. Another range of his work is the landscape, where, e.g. in the cycle Night Landscape, the author depicts the desolateness of crowded housing estates in the context of the picture report about the status of Slovak towns, where the post-revolutionary freedom has gradually enabled the resettlement of mainly middle class of the population. He has stated to this project: "Housing estates with architecture of concrete multi-storey blocks of houses densely concentrated in the suburbs represented the ideal of some urban planning solution of cities during communism. An accompanying feature of such a housing solution was the gradual loss of identification with the environment and the estrangement of the inhabitants of these settlements to each other."