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 →

4 Generations: Sharing Roots

On this day we gathered to share a meal of root vegetables. To celebrate our own roots, the power of our female line. Some has to be said were not strictly root vegetables, but rhizomes, while others various relations of cabbage, but all of them making me think of the soil, all still carrying traces... Continue Reading →

From my roots: part one

This year seemed unlikely at first: from the constraints of our London abode, with no outside space, just a tiny flat where not even windows can be properly opened, the idea of South Bohemia, with its open landscape, became utopia. But as the lockdown rules across Europe started to relax, we took the opportunity to... 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 →

4 Generations Women film screening

FROM YOU TO ME: FOUR GENERATIONS OF WOMEN ARTIST TALK AND FILM SCREENING WITH TEREZA STEHLIKOVA AND DR CLAIRE PAJACZKOWSKA  NOV 30, 7pm, CZECH EMBASSY CINEMA, LONDON https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-you-to-me-four-generations-of-women-tickets-50348501724 Mother, daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter… London based Czech artist Tereza Stehlikova explores four generations of family and cultural history, memories and delicate ties through an on-going film project. She will... Continue Reading →

4 Generations Women – Water rituals

Listening to stories of drowning in my grandmother's family history Having resurfaced from my recent immersion in the timeless landscape of Southern Bohemia, I am now reflecting back on the experience of filming the four generations, from a distance. As mentioned in my earlier blog entry, about this year's filming, the focus of this summer... Continue Reading →

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