Marek Sulik and Zuzana Hruskova

Marek Sulik and Zuzana Hruskova

ISIS Arts invite you to the launch of HOMELANDS with


Zuzana Hruskova and Marek Šulík


FRIDAY 13TH MAY 2011
18:00 – 20:00


@ ISIS ARTS STUDIOS
5 Charlotte Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4XF

Please help us to welcome Slovakian based filmmaker Marek Šulík to the region and meet our new resident artist Zuzana Hruskova. Marek and Zuzana will talk about their creative practice and show examples of their work.

The event is free and space is limited, so please RSVP: sharon@isisarts.org.uk

Refreshments available

The space is not fully accessible so please let us know in advance if you have access needs.


About Homelands
‘Homelands’ is a visual and media arts community residency project, initiated by ISIS Arts, taking place in the North East region over a three-year period, and will include residencies in the UK for regional and international artists linking to our Diaspora communities.

‘Homelands’ will explore ideas surrounding home, migration and a collective sense of belonging. The project will support a shared cultural language of expression promoting a better mutual understanding, helping to support people to express a strong sense of identity, and arming them with confidence and tools to combat prejudice.

In this first year we are delighted to be working with North East based Slovakian artist Zuzana Hruskova and Marek Šulík, a filmmaker based in Bratislava. They will be working closely with families from the Slovak/Czech Roma community in the west end of Newcastle.

Homelands is supported by Northern Rock Foundation, Newcastle City Council and the ‘Make Your Mark’ fund.

About Zuzana Hruskova
“I was born 17th April 1977 in a hospital in Trstena, Slovakia, approximately 10 km from the Slovak/Polish customs. I am living and working in Newcastle upon Tyne. Working across photography, narrative & written systems and other art forms I participate regularly in international and national events. I am closely involved with Roma communities settled in Newcastle and beyond.
My work isn’t about capturing for the sake of hope. I do not try to envisage the immortal of information, not at all. To me, camera or any lens-based medium embodies the approximation. It doesn’t allow me entering the subject completely - it only allows me to de-composite peoples privacy, sociality, etc.
I also think it is great to analyse for the sake of world, beauty or self-recreation. The image-culture same as the viewers need facing different realities from those they already occupy. Fortunately, people always want to know what the truth is and documentary work supplies us with that. I make narrations to defend myself and many times, I go among people to be alone.”

Marek Šulík
Marek Šulík was born 1974 in Žilina, Czechoslovakia. He graduated from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava. In 2005 he was awarded the ZENTIVA award for young filmmakers at the international film festival FEBIOFEST, Bratislava. Through his work, which centres on the social documentary, he often collaborates with non-governmental organisations. He often collaborates on projects as a director and editor. He teaches documentary film making at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Artsin Bratislava and works also as a lecturer on film workshops. In June his latest production will be premiered at Sheffield Doc Fest.

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