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 →

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 →

Underwater Ophelia

We know that Ophelia drowned, she took a plunge into a large soup bowl, where wild flowers floated, making her departure from this world rather aesthetically pleasing. She has been washed out elsewhere, into a world I am trying to understand, for reasons I am also trying to understand. But before that, briefly, she appeared... Continue Reading →

Pirates of Worm Wood

Sunday 8th December 2019. The last time Steve and I meet before 2020 arrives. Today we have a business to do. No longer just observers, we want to leave a mark. Not out of sentimentality, but because we want to experience small taste of this violence to come, to understand in our own bodies what... Continue Reading →

Tangible Territory: being animated

In my last post I discussed some of the processes behind the concept of Tangible Territory within Blue Hour immersive installation, part of 36Q within Prague Quadrennial 2019. This next post reflects on what happened once Tangible Territory came to life, animated by human interactions. From the beginning, TT approach has been about openness, process... Continue Reading →

sweet muscle flexing

"Outside and inside are both intimate - they are always ready to be reversed, to exchange their hostility. If there exists a border-line surface between such an inside and outside, this surface is painful on both sides." Gaston Bachelard Sweet Muscle Flexing She is seduced by the promise of sweet pleasure, indulgence of the senses,... Continue Reading →

Journey to the Interior – being present

Journey to the Interior: A multi-sensory, participatory performance involving a feast, inspired by George Bellas Greenough, a geologist and a founder of the Geological Society, London as well as Jules Verne’s story the Journey to the Centre of the Earth. It took place on 21st May, 2017, in Kensal Green Cemetery and Dissenters Chapel. It was conceived and realised by... Continue Reading →

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