Collection of film and TV series scenes, in which the main characters need to
talk in private, so they ask the supporting characters to leave the room.
The voice of the main and supporting characters
exhibition, Karlin Studios, Praha, 18 Dec 2015 – 06 Mar 2016
The fictitious world of film: The main characters need to have a talk in a room
full of people. They command the supporting characters to leave the room. The
supporting characters leave, and the heroes begin to discuss their problem in
peace and quiet, alone in ideal privacy. With no one watching. Just the
And it is precisely for the audience that this scenario unfolds. It is not a
simulation of reality but merely a film technique: depiction of the meaning of
the main characters by showing their power over the supporting characters; the
importance of the discussion emphasized through the elimination of distracting
elements. In the real world, can privacy be attained by commanding others to
leave the room? And who are the heroes setting the tone for the discussion? And
which conversations are actually at the center of events?
Experiment: For the center of events, let us take the most-read news website,
and survey questions given to the readers shall serve as the conversation.
“Are you bothered by hyphenated female surnames that aren’t always easy to understand?” “Would you watch an autopsy performed on an animal in public?” “Is a solution to the conflict in Syria possible without Bashar al-Assad?”
We find ourselves in a space where we can shape social discussion, introduce
topics. Somewhere between the real world and the fictitious one. In a space
where the supporting cast has a voice, where the possible becomes reality. Let
us preserve this space in our memory. Perhaps as a useful instrument.