Fruits of Willesden Junction

On Friday I had the pleasure of meeting up with some of the members of the Willesden Junction Poets' group, brought together by Rose Rouse, for a project supported by Brent 2020 culture fund. It's been a joy drifting along the sprawling pathways of Willesden Junction, experiencing the place through their eyes, as various plants... Continue Reading →

New Normalities in Wormwood

There is something about those sweltering hot days, as the air stands still, enveloping us by a sense of unreality or hyperreality, like moving around one of those pictures in "frozen time effect". Something about the different time scales being out of synch with each other. The whole experience of walking with Steve yesterday felt... Continue Reading →

Thoughts from behind the screen

Still from a filming of Self-isolation dinner, April 2020 We are living through a moment in time where a physical proximity of others has become a threat. It is not a new idea of course, the idea of contamination has been here always, just as disease and infection have been part of our human history.... Continue Reading →

95th birthday of my Grandmother

Today is the 95th birthday of my grandmother Jiřina Vojáčková. Here she is in 2015 and 1940. Because we can't celebrate together in person, I wanted to mark the occasion by sharing here a short film I made, in 2017, a small tribute to the other 3 generations of women in my family. Here we... Continue Reading →

Self-isolation Dinner – script

I wanted to share with you the latest poetic film script, which was inspired by the current lockdown and social distancing rules, while also continuing with my experiments using food and its ingestion as a means of transportation into interior worlds. I am very interested in the creative process and therefore find sharing different steps... Continue Reading →

Through broken glass

Yesterday on my walk along the Thames, as the city dreamt its lockdown dreams, I picked up a piece of broken glass, a remnant of some smashed beer bottle perhaps, its sharp edges softened by slow grinding of endless grains of sand. Apparently people dream more vividly right now. I heard that on the radio... Continue Reading →

Imagine London

Like most of us in the UK, I find myself spending all my time in the local neighbourhood. Having explored every corner, noticing new paths and little digression with newly found curiosity, I am growing increasingly tired of the same configurations of walks, sequences of streets and local parks. Additionally, unlike in the recent past,... Continue Reading →

Jan Švankmajer: Ways of Redemption

Few days ago, I wrote an email to Jan Švankmajer, whom I have the privilege of knowing. I wrote because I wanted to know what he thinks about the current situation of the pandemic and in particular, its effect on art and culture. Through some personal conversations, as well as through having read his book... Continue Reading →

Wormwood in times of Covid-19

Wormwood in the days of the coronavirus Today I ventured on an exploration of Wormwood, at a time of the pandemic and London under lockdown. This little walk is my day's exercise. I wanted to see how the area transformed, at this particular time. The path by the canal was busy enough. People going about... Continue Reading →

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