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 →

Generation

Every grain of wheat and every maiden contains all its descendants and all her descendants—an infinite series…the abyss of the nucleus. (C. G. Jung and C. Kerenyi, Essays on the Science of Mythology)   These are images GENERATION (video and sculpture installation by Rosalyn Driscoll and Tereza Stehlikova), on at GV Art in London now:... Continue Reading →

laundering leaves

These are stills from some of my tactile film experiments - playing games of combining mundane domestic tasks with less obvious objects or materials. This idea, of laundering leaves, is a theme that haunts me from a long way back, from my childhood in Prague: One time, when I was about 3 or 4, I... Continue Reading →

Ludva’s bees

These images are stills from my filming of a beekeeper I know in the village of Chvalkov, Southern Bohemia. I am learning little more about the bees and honey production just as the Time magazine published its article entitled The Plight of The Honeybee. A beautiful, multi-sensory experience! Must return to film some more and... 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 →

On the relationships of science and art

On the relationships of science and art, an excerpt from David Bohm's On Creativity "I have personally discovered that through talking with artists and correspondence with them, as well as through seeing their work, I have been greatly helped in my scientific research. The main effect of these contacts was to lead me to look... Continue Reading →

Creativity and play

Over the last week my colleague Rosalyn Driscoll and I have begun developing ideas and artwork for our upcoming exhibition Generation. We are working with animal rawhide, tracing paper, fabric, sound, air and projected light. We try and respond to these different "materials" and observe how they interact. Roz and I are thinking about the... Continue Reading →

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