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Na dohled od bronzového jezdce

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Zarchivu: Hůlna-kejdže

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Center for Land Use Interpretation

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Dawn Chorus Day - zvuky za svítání

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Z archivu: Krzysztof Wodiczko v DOXU

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Pavel Ctibor: Sahat zakázáno

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Emmanuel Lévinas: HEIDEGGER, GAGARIN A MY

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Jack Burnham - Systémová estetika

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Tajemství spolupráce: Miloš Šejn

By samotar, 27 June 2018

Skolt Sámi Path to Climate Change Resilience

By samotar, 10 December 2017

Ohlédnutí/Revisited Soundworm Gathering

By samotař, 9 October 2017

Kleté krajiny

By samotar, 7 October 2017

Kinterova Jednotka a postnatura

By samotař, 15 September 2017

Upsych316a Universal Psychiatric Church

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Za teorií poznání (radostný nekrolog), Bohuslav Blažek

By miloš vojtěchovský, 9 April 2017

On the Transmutation of Species

By miloš vojtěchovský, 27 March 2017

CYBERPOSITIVE, Sadie Plant a Nick Land

By samotař, 2 March 2017

Ivan Illich: Ticho jako obecní statek

By samotař, 18 February 2017

Thomas Berry:Ekozoická éra

By samotař, 8 December 2016

Best a Basta době uhelné

By samotař, 31 October 2016

Hledání hlasu řeky Bíliny

By samotař, 23 September 2016

Bratrstvo

By samotař, 1 September 2016

Anima Mundi Revisited

By miloš vojtěchovský, 28 June 2016

Simon A. Levin: The Evolution of Ecology

By samotař, 21 June 2016

Jan Hloušek: Uranové město

By samotař, 31 May 2016

Manifest The Dark Mountain Project

By Samotar, 3 May 2016

Pokus o popis jednoho zápasu

By samotar, 29 April 2016

Nothing worse or better can happen

By Ewa Jacobsson, 5 April 2016

Jared Diamond - Easter's End

By , 21 February 2016

W. H. Auden: Journey to Iceland

By , 9 February 2016

Jussi Parikka: The Earth

By Slawomír Uher, 8 February 2016

Co číhá za humny? neboli revoluce přítomnosti

By Miloš Vojtěchovský, 31 January 2016

Red Sky: The Eschatology of Trans

By Miloš Vojtěchovský, 19 January 2016

Towards an Anti-atlas of Borders

By , 20 December 2015

Pavel Mrkus - KINESIS, instalace Nejsvětější Salvátor

By Miloš Vojtěchovský, 6 December 2015

Tváře/Faces bez hranic/Sans Frontiers

By Miloš Vojtěchovský, 29 November 2015

Na Zemi vzhůru nohama

By Alena Kotzmannová, 17 October 2015

Upside-down on Earth

By Alena Kotzmannová, 17 October 2015

Images from Finnmark (Living Through the Landscape)

By Nicholas Norton, 12 October 2015

Czech Radio on Frontiers of Solitude

By Samotar, 10 October 2015

Langewiese and Newt or walking to Dlouhá louka

By Michal Kindernay, 7 October 2015

Notice in the Norwegian newspaper „Altaposten“

By Nicholas Norton, 5 October 2015

Interview with Ivar Smedstad

By Nicholas Norton, 5 October 2015

Iceland Expedition, Part 2

By Julia Martin, 4 October 2015

Closing at the Osek Monastery

By Michal Kindernay, 3 October 2015

Iceland Expedition, Part 1

By Julia Martin, 3 October 2015

Finnmarka a kopce / The Hills of Finnmark

By Vladimír Merta, 2 October 2015

Workshop with Radek Mikuláš/Dílna s Radkem Mikulášem

By Samotářka Dagmar, 26 September 2015

Já, Doly, Dolly a zemský ráj

By Samotar, 23 September 2015

Up to the Ore Mountains

By Michal, Dagmar a Helena Samotáři , 22 September 2015

Václav Cílek and the Sacred Landscape

By Samotář Michal, 22 September 2015

Picnic at the Ledvice waste pond

By Samotar, 19 September 2015

Above Jezeří Castle

By Samotar, 19 September 2015

Cancerous Land, part 3

By Tamás Sajó, 18 September 2015

Ledvice coal preparation plant

By Dominik Žižka, 18 September 2015

pod hladinou

By Dominik Žižka, 18 September 2015

Cancerous Land, part 2

By Tamás Sajó, 17 September 2015

Cancerous Land, part 1

By Tamás Sajó, 16 September 2015

Offroad trip

By Dominik Žižka, 16 September 2015

Ekologické limity a nutnost jejich prolomení

By Miloš Vojtěchovský, 16 September 2015

Lignite Clouds Sound Workshop: Days I and II

By Samotar, 15 September 2015

Walk from Mariánské Radčice

By Michal Kindernay, 12 September 2015

Mariánské Radčice and Libkovice

By Samotar, 11 September 2015

Most - Lake, Fish, algae bloom

By Samotar, 8 September 2015

Monday: Bílina open pit excursion

By Samotar, 7 September 2015

Duchcov II. - past and tomorrow

By Samotar, 6 September 2015

Duchcov II.

By Samotar, 6 September 2015

Arrival at Duchcov I.

By Samotar, 6 September 2015

Norway

Nothing worse or better can happen

Posted by
Ewa Jacobsson

photo: Vladimír Turner, Komořany

1.

Nothing worse or better can happen.

One can only crawl down. The black stone which is mixed with mould and soil from the landslide and smells of erosion, stone, chill, damp, and there one can lie down.

The cheek against the cold, and the light above cannot move. It is searching to penetrate deeper, for slits and wedges in the massive stone dust that followed the slide.

Then one may first sleep and then experience the growing cold and then death.

2.

A glimpse of an incision between the shoulder-blades, in against the muscles at the rib-bones, and over the heart muscle´s system and veins: The heart has forgotten to answer, it lies quietly and pumps, another state, another condition in the faintness which sweeps down over it, like the stone dust which now covers all of the rounded opening to the open fields up there;

the fields that sway in half-daylight the trees that bend and rise, the wind forces them to let go, and presses the dark dust over the new gap, the crater which opened up, suddenly

An old wound in this wide open territory, only trees and fields and some ancient drains and ditching and dams, cool leaning ridges withour habitat; but the damage gave way in a three-day rain and the eruption was momentous, no warning.

3.

Why does a [man][someone] slide under stone and earth, with coiled, entangled meshes of vein threads from grass and a few bushes?

[She] falls downward, equally in pace with stone, gravel and forms of roots; dry sand liberated after one hundred years of enclosure, dust falls, like a frisky playful gesture, over the falling [man].

Straight down it goes, fifteen or twenty meters, a round crater with vertical walls, and [she] gets on her feet down there, above her it is still sliding and moving, it sounds, in rumbles and like siskins

black-brown smoke hovers up there, compact like night fog, and [she] cannot see if she sees. [she] shuts her eyes, hard, and looks again, but the density above her moves, a heavy swell of darkness

one can only lie down, one´s cheek against the chilly stone and soil, the cold this deep down, this, the mine’s lungs and domain, it breaks out from below.

4.

“Was there a mine here?” [she] asks, when everything, at once and suddenly, turns silent.

The wind above cannot find a slit or an area of transparence with openings where the sound can sift down; one can hear one thing only: the intense noise of one´s head and eventually, when [he] is getting colder, when his body´s weakness spreads [he] hears his heart and pulse, they talk and talk.

5.

It could be, that down here, here, the city that was mowed and dug down is pumping, relics of buildings and flakes of crushed walls in colours, with plaster work, iron gates and ornaments which circled a beautiful garden or at the top of a house, is this alive?

Everything ripples like subsoil water toward [her] still and quiet body and the consciousness makes free with hardness, or lightness.”

· on the city which was dug underground and became one with the mine’s domain.

· on subsoil water which is filled with what? and enclosed under earth

· on man’s history which moves higher and higher up in the atmosphere and deeper and deeper down in earth.

A thickening dense condition

We do not know what we are doing.

Ewa Jacobsson 2016

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Školská 28

Gallery Školská 28 (DEAI/Setkání) is a multifunctional space for nonprofit cultural and artistic activities, founded in Prague in 1999. The programming concept of the space arises from the specific characteristics of the location where it is situated, and the space offers the community a variety of public activities connected to social life. These activities take the form of a wide array of initiatives, projects, and activities. They also contribute to a revitalization of facilities for the improvement of local civic conditions for inter-disciplinary communication, while working together with other not-for-profit initiatives.

Školská 28 Gallery
Školská 28 110 00 Prague 1
tel. +420 222 966 974
skolska28[at]skolska28.cz

Frontiers of Solitude
info[at]frontiers-of-solitude.org

Director of the gallery
Dana Recmanová, +420 731 150 179
dana.recmanova[at]gmail.com

Program coordinator
Dagmar Šubrtová +420 723 436 528
dasas[at]email.cz

Content coordinator
Miloš Vojtěchovský, +420 608571881
zvukac[at]centrum.cz
skype: zvukac lada, milos adalbert

Curatorial assistance, documentation, design
Michal Kindernay, +420 724670759
michal.kindernay[at]gmail.com

Webmaster and web editor
Lloyd Dunn
ll@detritus.net

Financial supervisor
Martin Synkule
martin.synkule@eracr.cz

Deai/setkání Attorney
(and operator of Galerie Školská 28)

Jaroslav Stanko
jarda@roxy.cz

An opening at Školská 28 Gallery

An opening at Školská 28 Gallery

Interiér Galerie Školská 28, foto: Jan Bartoš

Interiér Galerie Školská 28, foto: Jan Bartoš

Hardware Hacking Workshop with Nic Collins, 2009

Hardware Hacking Workshop with Nic Collins, 2009

Place
POINT (14.424511 50.079414)
Partner
Czech Republic
Category
Organizations

Frontiers of Solitude Symposium

The international symposium Frontiers of Solitude, organized as part of the eponymous art project site will offer a comparison of the opinions, experiences, and points of view of artists, curators, and invited guests on the theme of transitions in the landscape in which we currrently live and of which we are a part.

The symposium will search for relationships between the cultural, political, and economic aspects of contemporary concepts and our understandings of what is meant by such words as Earth, countryside, landscape, and land, including the topography of transitional zones, with an eye on both establishing and crossing over boundaries and limitations.

The term landscape can be understood as a mindset to orient us in the world and to reflect our relationship with the land. It is everywhere around us, under our feet; it is our shared starting point; it is that which at once unites and separates us. With this in mind, we can begin to raise questions about what is happening to the land? How are we connected to it, how do we relate to it, what separates us from it? How and to what extent can we understand the land, and what do we all know and not know about it? To whom does it belong, and how do we change it, for better or worse?

The artist, architect, businessman, technician, scientist, farmer, pilgrim and other kind of specialist each perceive the landscape in their own terms. How can we express and capture in human, rather than statistical, terms, both the visible and invisible transformations that the land undergoes, both locally and globally, with regard to the entire biosphere and climate?

Industrialization brings about mobility of people and goods, hyper-connectivity, overproduction and urbanization, which have transformed a large part of the 21st-century landscape into an industrial concourse, test laboratory, and a field of conflict among people, and between people and other living creatures. From this, there comes about a blurring of existing, seemingly well-defined borders, zones both separate and interconnected, with regions of safety and danger, rich and poor, managed and wild.

Have we already entered an ideosphere of beyond imaginary boundaries? Does contemporary art make it possible to orient ourselves within this unstable and ever-changing territory? Do frequent art projects and festivals, or interdisciplinary symposia on the theme of the Anthropocene offer fresh approaches and visions, or rather exploit the fascination and anxiety as result of the expected and unexpectied changes and transformations?

Guests and participants: Vít Bohal, Dustin Breitling, Peter Cusack, Petr Gibas,Stanislav Komárek, Alena Kotzmannová, Ivar Smedstad, Julia Martin, Pavel Mrkus, Ivo Přikryl, Martin Říha, Matěj Spurný, Tereza Stöckelová, The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, Andras Heszky (Translocal Institute), Guy van Belle, Martin Škabraha.

Information: info@frontiers-of-solitude.org.

Organizers and concept: Miloš Vojtěchovský, Dagmar Šubrtová, Dustin Breitling.

This event takes place and is organized in collaboration of the French Institute in Prague and the support of the Agosto Foundation.

program of the symposium

Program
Location: French Institut Prague, Štěpánská 35 Praha 1

Friday 5 February

10:00 Registration

The first block of presentations consists of the outcomes from the expeditions to Iceland, north Bohemia and FInnmark during late summer of last year as part of the project. Participants will talk about their experiences and thoughts about the journeys. Alena Kotzmanová and Ivar Smedstad will present the Finnmark expedition, Julia Martin and Pavel Mrkus wlll talk about the landscape and industry in Iceland, and Peter Cusack, workshop lecturer for Into the Abyss of Lignite Clouds at the Most coal fields, will speak about his ongoing research into the sonic aspects of environmentaly damaged places and landcapes.

10:30 Miloš Vojtěchovský and Dagmar Šubrtová (CZ) - Welcome and introduction

1.Reports Beyond the Frontiers


10:45 Alena Kotzmannová (CZ) -North

11:00 Ivar Smedstad (NO) - Finnmark
11:30 Julia Martin (IS/D) - The Iceland expedition:Tracing hyperextended objects and their ecological agency
12:00 Pavel Mrkus (CZ) - About "The Fall"
12:15 Peter Cusack (UK) - Sonic Journalism and Places in Transition
12:45 Discussion

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

2. Landscapes, Gardens, Mines, Dwellings, Voids

The afternoon block covers different aspects of current environmental issues, and in particular, there will be presented a case study of the industrial landscape around the Most basin in north Bohemia.

14:00 Stanislav Komárek (CZ) – Having a Land, Having a Garden
14:30 Martin Říha (CZ) - The Limits of Adaptation -The Men and The Ore Mountains Landscape
15:00 Ivo Přikryl (CZ) - Hydrological System of Landscape after Mining - Ideal and Reality
15:30 Matěj Spurný (CZ) - “We didn’t have the Numbers” The Dawn of Criticism of Socialist Productivism in North Bohemia in the 1960s as a Case Study
16:00 Petr Gibas (CZ) - Voids: The Landscape between presence and absence
16:30 Discussion

Break - 17:00 - 19:00

19:15 Introduction to the film
19:30 Screening of Dreamland

Saturday 6 February

3. Anthropo-Scenes -- The morning block focuses on the broader contexts of the industrial and post-industrial landscape, related to the current discourse on the Anthropocene.

11:00 Martin Škabraha (CZ) - Reclaiming the Landscape
11:30 Dustin Breitling (CZ/USA) - Cognitive Mapping
12:00 Tereza Stöckelová (CZ) - Ontological Uncertainty in the Planetary Lab
12:30 Vít Bohal (CZ) - The Anthropocene: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Lunch break - 13:00 to 14:00

4. Places in Between: in the last block, presentations will offer three examples of how contemporary art and artists reflect the environmental crisis, and the questions of their vision of the future with the closing discussion panel.

14:30 Guy van Belle (B/CZ) - An Ecological Awareness, Crossing Borders between the Real and Imagined?
15:00 András Heszky (HUN) (Translocal institute, Budapest) - The River School and the Ecology of Danube
15.30 Isabelle Frémeaux & John Jordan (FRA/UK) (The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination) - Places in Between
16:00 Panel discussion

17:00 - 19:00 Break

19:00 Screening of The Forgotten Space. (Allan Sekula and Noel Burch)

Matěj Spurný, photo: Dagmar Šubrtová

Matěj Spurný, photo: Dagmar Šubrtová

Peter Cusack, photo: Dagmar Šubrtová

Peter Cusack, photo: Dagmar Šubrtová

Place
POINT (14.425194 50.07879)
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Peter Cusack
Pavel Mrkus
Alena Kotzmannová
Ivar Smedstad
Julia Martin
Stanislav Komárek
Guy van Belle
Martin Škabraha
Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination
The Translocal Institute for Contemporary Art
Ivo Přikryl
Martin Říha
Tereza Stöckelová
Dustin Breitling
Petr Gibas
The Landscape in Focus (Krajina v pozoru)
Partner
Czech Republic
When
5 February 2016 to 6 February 2016
Category
Program
Symposium