A History of Unnecessary Developments

Here is a record of my exhibition with my friend and long term collaborator, poet S J Fowler, which was on between 18th April - 2nd May 2021 at Willesden Gallery London. Despite the fact that not many people got to see it, given we are still in the midst of various restrictions, it was... Continue Reading →

Wormwood Frottage

As part of the upcoming exhibition A History of Unnecessary Developments, made together with artist and poet S J Fowler and which opens on 19th April at the Willesden Gallery in London, I became interested in working with frottage. This surrealist technique, often used by children, is in fact a wonderful way of getting to... Continue Reading →

Wormwood project continues

A History of Unnecessary Developments: A new exhibition at the Willesden Gallery (95 High Rd, London NW10 2SF) Opening times: From 19th April – 10:30-4:00 Mon – Fri; 10:30-5 Sat; 12:00-4 Sun Tereza Stehlikova & Steve J Fowler April 19th to May 2nd 2021 A longform collaboration between the artist-filmmaker Tereza Stehlikova and artist-poet SJ Fowler takes... Continue Reading →

Zoom Deep Beauty: Preview

In our new Covid-19 reality, when many of us spend extensive time on video calls, we are constantly confronted with our own face on the computer screen, the tiny camera reflecting back to us our own image. What is the effect of this new mirror, coming into prominence in a world already obsessed with surface... Continue Reading →

minerals

Yesterday morning we went to the Natural History Museum in London. The first weekend after the lockdown. Tickets needed to be booked in advance. Normally I wouldn't even consider visiting at the weekend, it's always horribly busy. But not today. We walked in and it was wonderful to experience the space so empty. The busy... Continue Reading →

Feeding the Senses in Lockdown London

I am sharing here some stills taken from a video I filmed on Friday. This was part of a field trip I organised for my 'Expanded Animation' students. I wanted us to get away from the computer screens, from the clinical environment of the campus, which is currently a rather ghostly and underwhelming space. It... Continue Reading →

Ophelia in the Looking Glass

Here is a little moving glimpse into Ophelia's world behind the mirror, or is it a computer screen? We followed Ophelia as she drowned herself inside a bowl of soup as if it were a lake, during her last supper. After that the shadow Ophelia travelled into the darkness of Candid Arts Club underworld, dressed... Continue Reading →

From my roots: our holy place

Having started the 4th week away, in the remote countryside of South Bohemia, I begun thinking about the deeper meanings of my 4 generations of women project, in relation to a sense of belonging, being part of a continuous (female) line, the meaning of home and what it means to be displaced, even voluntarily, from... Continue Reading →

The Transparent Senses

How do we relate with our close ones when they are far, unreachable, and displayed to us through a flat screen designed to keep us safe, at distance? We see them, we talk to them, the information flow passes between us, courtesy of our advanced digital world. But how do we really keep in touch... Continue Reading →

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