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 →

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 →

SENSING PLACE

SENSING PLACE Five day sensory workshop / residency, in beautiful surroundings of South Bohemia, focused on exploring our relationship to landscape/place, in order to inspire creativity, fuel the imagination and ground the body. Introduction: brief concept How do we get to know a particular place and how do we learn to experience it fully with... Continue Reading →

Under the Sea

These are stills from my latest short film, with the working title: Journey to the Bottom of the Ocean. This project is a part of my on-going research into using food and eating to communicate multi-sensory impressions in moving image. It is also an homage to Marinetti, and his call to: "use food to evoke... Continue Reading →

Sense of Iceland

Sense of Iceland Multi-sensory banquet experiment  based on William Morris’ Journey to Iceland, 1871/1873 Conceived by Tereza Stehlikova and developed in collaboration with Charles Michel. Date: 24th November, 2013 Location: Blacks club, London, Dean Street The event has been conceived and initiated by myself, an artist and researcher based at the Royal College of Art,... Continue Reading →

laundering leaves

These are stills from some of my tactile film experiments - playing games of combining mundane domestic tasks with less obvious objects or materials. This idea, of laundering leaves, is a theme that haunts me from a long way back, from my childhood in Prague: One time, when I was about 3 or 4, I... Continue Reading →

On mental morphology

In the Czech Surrealist tradition, “morphologie mentale” is applied to the meshing of subjective experience with an external topography, so that particular external landmarks (such as houses, staircases, or trees) are integrated into one’s psyche, and affect its formation in the same way that certain vital experiences can. “…human consciousness is not so much determined... Continue Reading →

Creative Process – Jan Švankmajer

Jan Švankmajer's description of his own creative process, 1985 What is your own personal definition of poetry? For me the concept of poetry coincides with imagination. And the potency of imagination for me is also an evaluative criterion for poetry, whatever its medium of expression is: i.e. a pen, a brush or touch. It is... 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 →

Juhani Pallasmaa’s call to the Imagination

Few thoughts on The Thinking Hand (A book by the Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa) In his book The Thinking Hand, Pallasmaa, one of Finland’s most distinguished architects, examines the importance of the human hand as well as the whole body, in performing a creative act. He stresses the need for the reintroduction of the body... Continue Reading →

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