Recollection of the Jezeří (Eisenberg) Arboretum
An improvised workshop with Miloš Šejn, inspired by the environment of the castle Jezeří, especially its former arboretum--the vast Eisenberg park located between the castle and the former village of Albrechtice.
The workshop is intended as an inquiry into the hill of Jezeří and will comprise of improvised actions in several locations.
Day 1: We will meet at 12pm at the Jezeří Castle. The workshop will last cca from 1pm to 7pm.
Day 2: The workshop will take place mainly in the morning (from 9am to 2pm); at 2pm we will take a walk alongside the ČSA mine to Horní Jiřetín, from where we will take a bus to Osek Monastery. At 6pm there will be a closing party, joined by the participants of the Lignite Clouds workshop with Peter Cusack.
Max. 10 participants
To participate in the event please send a short motivation letter (cca 900 characters incl. gaps) via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please contact Miloš Vojtěchovský: email@example.com
Since 1995, Miloš Šejn, together with Frank van de Ven, have been organizing the interdisciplinary open-air biennial called The Bohemiae Rosa Project. It can be best described as a series of "Body-Site-Exploration" projects, taking place in various national and cultural reserves in the Czech Republic (Kokořín Valley, Plasy Monastery, Bohemian Karst, Bechyně Monastery, Český Raj, Šumava, Krkonoše Mountains, and Kuks).
Miloš Šejn works in the fields of visual art, performance and study of visual perception. From the beginning of the 1960s he took pictures, drew, collected and described his observations of nature during his wanderings through the Czech landscape. Currently he teaches mixed media and the relationship of nature and art as intrinsic needs of the mind, and focuses on immediate creative possibilities, based upon relations between historical humanized landscapes and intact nature.
Into the Abyss of the Lignite Clouds
The focus of the expedition and workshops in the landscape around the Most Basin is on current changes in the heavily industrialized landscape, especially with regard to the loss of historical continuity, the transfers of geological layers and social structures, and current discussions about the abolition of territorial limits, as well as the potential for further degradation and exploitation of the landscape by extensive open cast mining.
Peter Cusack: Lignite Clouds (Sound Workshop)
A two-day workshop focused on the sound environments around the brown coal industry in Most Basin (North Bohemia). We used both listening and making field recordings. We also used photography and writing to compare the differences between the sound, visual and language perspectives on the area.