Libuše takes a picture of her reflection in a mirror. It’s a situation that keeps repeating in her life for the last 50 years. She took raw photos in the late 70s in socialist Czechoslovakia, when she looked for people who've really touched life: visitors of semi-legal gay clubs, workers on night shifts, exotic Vietnamese and Cuban immigrants, flaneurs in the night streets of communist Prague. Nudity, sex, alcohol, but also boredom and the straitjacket of normalisation. She keeps a record of everyday struggle, identity exploration, corporeality, relationships, and emotions in her pics and journals until today. The evidence is tens of thousands of negatives, preserving the transformation of body and soul over decades. What is Libuše looking for beyond the mirror?
Writer / Klára Tasovská , Alexander Kashcheev Story / Eva Dvořáková , Klára Tasovská DoP / Libuše Jarcovjáková , Radka Šisuláková Editor / Alexander Kashcheev Sound / Alexander Kashcheev , Michaela Patríková Music / Oliver Torr , Prokop Korb / badfocus , Adam Matej / DJ GÄP