Posts/Projects

Skin Deep Territories: first steps

I am exploring a new location, i.e. Pražská Tržnice, as part of my project called Skin Deep Territories (More will be revealed in due time!) This area, a kind of city within a city, was at one time the main slaughterhouse in Prague. It was opened in 1895 and only stopped being used this way… Continue Reading →

Trespassing Wormwood

Steve and I have returned to our haunts after almost a year. It has been an interesting experience for me: having become something of an outsider in this previously local place, I have a feeling my perspective is shifting. It’s hard to say what exactly it means in terms of my attention. But Wormwood has… Continue Reading →

Sense, Place & Imagination: online course

DATES: SATURDAY sessions, 30th April 2022 – 21st May, 9.30 am – 11.00 am GMT or SUNDAY sessions, 1st May – 22nd May, 5 pm – 6.30 am GMT Where: ZOOM This workshop is aimed at artists, researchers, thinkers, makers, people who are curious to find a new way of relating to their everyday environment,… Continue Reading →

Masopust 2022

“Masopust”, the time of carnivals which historically ended on Ash Wednesday, is the oldest continuous holiday feast in the Czech lands. In terms of cultural memory, it is also the longest still transmitted – its significance and meaning passed down from generation to generation. While Masopust has been marked for centuries, especially in rural villages,… Continue Reading →

4 Generations Women: December 2021

I planned our filming in my grandmother’s apartment as is the Christmas tradition. Last year we have not been able to be together because of Covid restrictions and could only speak on Facetime. This year was different. My grandmother’s apartment, right next to my parents’, in the centre of Prague, brings out many childhood memories… Continue Reading →

MAKING SENSE LAB

I have decided to launch an experimental space where students from University of Creative Communication, Prague, have a chance to work collaboratively, across disciplines, working towards a shared goal. The aim is to provide an opportunity to push boundaries of creativity through allowing open experimentation and cross-fertilisation. We invite guests: from musicians to practitioners in areas… Continue Reading →

Ophelia in Exile

A multi-media art installation by artist Tereza Stehlikova, exploring the importance of all our senses in giving meaning to our human experience. Its concept is inspired by the current pandemic and its impact on how we engage with others. The exhibition is one of the manifestations of an ongoing collaborative dialogue initiated by the Tangible… Continue Reading →

Ophelia in Exile: exhibition

A multi-media art installation, exploring the importance of all our senses in giving meaning to our human experience. Its concept is inspired by the current pandemic and its impact on how we engage with others. The exhibition is one of the manifestations of an ongoing collaborative dialogue initiated by the Tangible Territory journal, conceived by… Continue Reading →

Ophelia in Exile

Ophelia has been in quarantine for an indefinite period of time, in an unknown location. She has been exiled from the outside world: from contact with people, with nature. Her world is sterile and lacks colour and scent. Even her understanding of her own body in relation to her environment is transforming, becoming more and… Continue Reading →

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 →

Zoom Beauty: On Appearance & Beyond

“Depth must be hidden. Where? On the surface.” (Hugo Von Hofmannsthal) The images I am sharing today are from the latest film shoot, in which I continue to explore themes of embodiment in film, as well as the idea of the screen as a transparent wall beyond which some of our senses aren’t allowed to… 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 →

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