Generations – part 3

A brief story of"pistancky kroj", a folk costume my grandmother owns. "This folk costume comes with its own story. It was embroidered by my mother, the lace is also made by her. The costume is called Pistansky, after a particular Slovakian region. My mother made it in 1918, for the occasion of celebrations of the... Continue Reading →

Generations- part 2

This is the next instalment of stills from my filmic explorations of the four generations of women in my family. Here my grandmother and my daughter, looking together at my grandmother's memoir, which she spent 10 years writing up. The book includes a number of photographs, and other personal mementos, including my grandfather's letters to her from... Continue Reading →

Generations

These are stills from my filming at my Grandmother's apartment in Prague. With Anna (12 years) and Jirina (89 years) From an ongoing project exploring the interconnectedness of generations of women in my family.

Dressed in Leaves

This entry relates to my experimentation with communicating multi-sensory impression by audio-visual means. This short film exercise (2.28 min) is inspired by my own childhood memory - a memory that is not just composed of visual impressions, but also consists of sounds, textures, weights and temperatures, and scents... These sensory/sensual fragments have become meshed together... 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 →

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 →

Under a Maginifying Glass

"To use a magnifying glass is to pay attention, but isn't paying attention already having a magnifying glass?" (From Gaston Bachelard's Poetics of Space) Here is an excerpt from my interview about Wistman's Wood, a video installation I made in 2o11. Wistman's Wood presents unique challenges and opportunities for a film-maker. What determined your approach... Continue Reading →

Haunted by a House of Memory – 1st part

“As a house of moving pictures, film is as habitable as the house we live in.” (Guiliana Bruno) Storyboard/ mood sheet for Melusine, 2010 (dir. Tereza Stehlikova) During the process of my PhD research I came to realise that I was haunted by certain tenacious memories from my childhood, and in particular by the house... Continue Reading →

Jan Švankmajer on Food

Jan Švankmajer on FOOD Although we called our exhibition Food, it doesn’t mean that we consider what we do as some kind of “ nourishment for the spirit” or that we will be serving goulash in our exhibition, but because food is a short, easily comprehensible word, while the function it describes is practiced universally.... Continue Reading →

Tactility and Film, interview with Jan Švankmajer

Tactility and Film Jan Švankmajer's interview, with Tereza Stehlíková 2011 1. What methods do you consciously employ in order to make your films more tactile? I have in mind both in pre-production [choice of location, experiments], production, and post-production [particular methods of editing etc]? Until my first experiments with tactile objects I was unaware about... Continue Reading →

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