Generation – art, science and embodiment

I am currently preparing an exhibition together with my colleague Rosalyn Driscoll, entitled Generation. It consists of a series of videos projected onto sculptures made of rawhide. We have been looking at the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone as a trigger to explore the bonds and tensions between four generations of women. In... 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 →

Mount Analogue

An abrupt leap into geometry was typical of him. “This place exists. We both know it. Therefore we will discover it. Where? That’s a matter of calculation. I promise you that in a few days I will have determined its geographical position within several degrees. And we are ready to leave immediately…” "Here then is... Continue Reading →

Journey across Iceland

"If you look at the map of Europe, you will see in its north-western corner lying just under the Arctic circle a large island..." William Morris From William Morris's Icelandic Journal Tuesday 18th July 1871 …Still down, and the hills get lower now; I note here our riding over huge waste of black sand all... Continue Reading →

Embodied Memory

[The past is] somewhere beyond the reach of intellect, and unmistakably present in some material object (or in the sensation which such an object arouses in us), though we have no idea which one it is. As for the object, it depends entirely on chance whether we come upon it before we die, or whether... Continue Reading →

Tactile Workshop

This is a 13 minute documentation of one of my tactile workshop, performed at the Royal College of Art, London, between 2005 - 2009 Tactile workshops have been a vital part of my personally tailored methodology. They functioned as a testing ground for various practical propositions, as well as an imaginative way of gaining new... Continue Reading →

Red Riding Hood film

Director: Tereza Stehlíková, 2012 Music: Irena and Vojtech Havel Running time (in minutes): 7:30 min This film is part of my PhD research, conducted at the Royal College of Art, London (2008-12). It is loosely based on the story of Little Red Riding Hood, and explores concepts of haptic visuality (as discussed by academics such... Continue Reading →

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