The movement that is inscribed to the work of Markéta Othová resembles an intuitive descent through the history of photography. Her starting point was a return to the 1990s through the extensive archive of her own photographs taken mainly on trips outside the Czech Republic; from 1994 she created photography installations in which the meaning of the individual photographs was determined only with the syntax of the whole. Her work then shifted with the new decade to time series, recorded through sequential shots. Othová used photography here in a way we know from conceptual art of the 1960s. In her latest works she focused more than ever on the construction of individual photographs that, in strict antithesis to prior cycles, she took exclusively in the laboratory conditions of the photographic studio. In movement through the history of photography she has thus reached a level of experimentation of the photography avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. As with these avant-garde representatives, Othová now uses here work to inquire into the nature of the medium of photography and the stability of the visual work.
GA2LERIE (Vaňous Petr ed. ), vydal Kulturní týdeník A2, s.r.o. jako přílohu v roce 2007