Part of the exhibition Místa činu.
This video was created as additional material for the Místa činu exhibition. In the video, I talk about my vision of the muse, inspirations, motives and background for my work, how I depicted the muse, and I show some of it in this video as well.

  • Jan Burian
  • Jan Burian
  • Jan Burian
  • Tereza Tlustá
    Key Cast
  • Jan Burian
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Genres:
    Behind the scenes documentary
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Odborná střední škola podnikání a mediální tvorby Kolín s.r.o.
  • Exhibition of high school graduation theses in CEROP Kolín
    Czech Republic
    May 26, 2023
    Exhibition of high school graduation theses in CEROP Kolín
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  • Jan Burian
    Country: Czech Republic
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Director Biography - Jan Burian

Jan Burian was born on November 3, 2003 in Kladno, Czech Republic. He currently lives in Poděbrady and studies at the Digital Media Studio at the Faculty of Art and Design at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem.

He has been involved in photography since he was four years old. He took his first photos with his grandfather's compact camera. He decided to devote more time to photography and studied Applied Photography and Media - Photographic Activity at the Vocational Secondary School of Business and Media in Kolín s.r.o.. It was at this school that he created an experimental documentary film for his graduation thesis "Crime Scenes", which serves as an accompaniment to his work material in which he describes why he decided on the theme of the muse, how he went about creating and what influenced him.

The video was premiered at the public presentations of graduation theses in the city of Kolín at CEROP.

In the course of the last year of high school, in addition to photography, he began to devote himself to abstract and expressive painting and film and digital art. He passed the entrance exams to the Faculty of Art and Design of the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, where he is starting to study in the Digital Media studio this year.

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Director Statement

The assignment of our 2023 graduation thesis was clear. Take at least fifteen photos, which together should form an artistic ensemble, which we should display in an exhibition space (gallery), which we will either create ourselves or choose one in our surroundings. Subsequently, according to the selected space, create a 3D model on the computer and physically create it as part of the Work with Materials subject. Furthermore, the whole piece was to be accompanied by a video, the topic of which was left to us, a catalog with information and photos from the exhibition, three exhibition banners and one citylight mock-up was to be created for the exhibition. The actual photo exhibition was not mandatory, but at the public exhibition in CEROP we were supposed to display the catalog, the model of the exhibition and three banners on which anything from the project could be displayed.

I chose the topic of searching for a muse. The motive arose from initial insecurities about what I should create. I was sitting in my chair at home by the library when suddenly the idea of documenting the search for a muse, ideas, inspirations, sources, references and motifs was born in my head.

I decided to go to places where I go to meditate or just get inspiration. But I also went to places where I had never been and in those places I documented myself and my girlfriend, whom I chose to embody my muse in photographs, in staging, when ideas came to me. I tried to inspire the clothes with depictions of muses from ancient times, but at the same time I tried to keep the clothes in the present.

The photographs show a white good muse who inspires the artist to his works, but at the same time a black evil muse who only has bad intentions. (I projected the mentioned photos into the video as well)

I created the exhibition space based on inspiration from the real G18 Gallery in Poděbrady.