Kensal Green Cemetery geology walk n.1

Today  I went on an exploration of Kensal Green cemetery, with geologist Diana Clements. We were looking for famous geologists, engineers and zoologists, marked on the map drawn up by former local resident geologist, Eric Robinson, who led many groups around the cemetery looking at the graves and the stones they were made from At the same... Continue Reading →

Across the Unseen Sea

A full version of my film Across the Unseen Sea (2014) is now online. The film builds on a multi-sensory immersive performance I conceived and designed together with a number of key collaborators, and which took place on a single evening, at a unique London location and involved a small number of selected guests. The central... Continue Reading →

Sense of Iceland

Sense of Iceland Multi-sensory banquet experiment  based on William Morris’ Journey to Iceland, 1871/1873 Conceived by Tereza Stehlikova and developed in collaboration with Charles Michel. Date: 24th November, 2013 Location: Blacks club, London, Dean Street The event has been conceived and initiated by myself, an artist and researcher based at the Royal College of Art,... Continue Reading →

Icelandic Dining Exploration

"Welcome on this adventure of unsettling perceptions across the unseen sea. Touch, explore, be curious. Bon Voyage!" This is a little post to mark the beginning of a journey that begun on Sunday 24th November, 2013, in Blacks Club, London. This exploration engaged 24 specially selected explorers (and 24 initiated guides) who took them on... Continue Reading →

From the Greek island of Zakynthos

Cave of the Nymphs High at the head a branching olive grows, And crowns the pointed cliffs with shady boughs. A cavern pleasant, though involv'd in night, Beneath it lies, the Naiades delight. Where bowls and urns, of workmanship divine, And massy beams in native marble shine; On which the Nymphs amazing webs display, Of... Continue Reading →

On mental morphology

In the Czech Surrealist tradition, “morphologie mentale” is applied to the meshing of subjective experience with an external topography, so that particular external landmarks (such as houses, staircases, or trees) are integrated into one’s psyche, and affect its formation in the same way that certain vital experiences can. “…human consciousness is not so much determined... Continue Reading →

Mount Analogue

I filmed the piece below while in Iceland, few years back. The elemental nature of Icelandic landscape offers a feast for the senses. I plan to return there to make another film next year, to explore and test ways of conveying its sensual richness to the viewer. Note: The Perpetual is drawn from Mount Analogue,... Continue Reading →

Genius Loci (Cílek) p.2

Bees of the Invisible – Awakening of a Place (Part 2) By Václav Cílek That time under Silbury I begun (for myself only) to compose the ‘pilgrim’s rules’. I finished them two years later amongst the Elbe sandstone, then forgot. Here they are – and they do not want to be taken too seriously, because... Continue Reading →

Genius Loci (Cílek)

Bees of the Invisible – Awakening of a Place (part 1) By Václav Cílek A place is a place in the heart, it is a relationship. More than thirty years ago – I am almost afraid to write that number, that’s how long it is – I started to wander across Bohemia. In those days... Continue Reading →

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