Evolve by Bára Prášilová

Bára Prášilová was born in 1979 and twenty years later got qualified as a photographer at the The Institute of Creative Photography at Silesian University. She lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. A key role in her work plays her memory, mixture of real and fictional as well as her sense of absurdity. Her visual world consists of imaginary memories of what never happened and explorations of what could have happened if we dropped the habit of drawing our own limits. Her photographs have a characteristic slightly somber and magical atmosphere and humor, which is obvious more or less, depending on specific projects. Her objects are only mediators of the story, the role models. Bara enjoys complicating her job with insisting on real props and objects, sometimes made by her, which could in other cases be easily replaced by Photoshop. She frequently distorts figures of her models. Specifically with their feet positioning she is referring to her childhood ballet era.

A word that refers to forward motion, to the future, for me strongly wedded to the past, and which if I do not know, I cannot move forward.

Through photography, I try to understand human relationships and connections. Using invisible threads, we either bind someone to us, or drive them away. Threads of our feelings, anxieties, and fears, which, like our hair, we are afraid to let loose.

All photos by Bára Prášilová