Про Veronika Šrek Bromová
The artist works with various creative and technical materials. Her tools are the image, sound, installations, and above all else new media (digital photography, video, etc.) and multimedia. Bromová devotes her time to the specific iconography of the body, which she inspects with the help of technical imaging. Actually this is a sort of confrontation between the body and the camera (even a violent confrontation). The technical apparatus (the camera) opens previously unknown views into a micro-world, the organism’s interior … it maximises details. In a symbiosis with the body, however, mutations, montages, interchanging of identity and loss of intimacy come about. Playing with the camera evokes satisfaction, yet also means a memento. A view below the body’s surface, into its trembling interior … we know this also from scientific and anatomical imaging: also from tricks done in popular entertainment. As if the body were stripped of its skin. At the same time this process also transforms I, the artist and the viewer. The I becomes a quasi-theatrical role, in which stylisation and auto-stylisation take place. Exhibitionism or rather a desire to perform plays out. These processes are of course the basis of interhuman communication, yet here they fall apart. The body still alone reposes in a virtual space; ultimately it becomes imprisoned. This brings about the body’s deformation. The body reacts with futile, expressive screams (which probably also represents a commentary on certain gender stereotypes). Privacy and intimacy become a barrier. Attempts to publish the deformed and provocative body are meant to lead to the provocative destruction of this closely-guarded boundary. Artefacts comment attempts to break down barriers, borders and limits between the public and private space, the border between convention and traditional roles, etc. This however is never fully achieved; nonetheless, a delight tied to this effort remains.