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2017

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Going with the Flow, Steering its Direction
PRAHA v Brně Brno
PRAHA v Brně is not simply one of Brno’s many pleasant cafes, it’s also a bustling venue for lectures, film screenings, and concerts. The space, which lies at the end of the courtyard of the Moravian Gallery, once served as a restoration workshop, as evidenced by the still-extant fluorescent tubes under which restorers worked.
2017-11-23
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Miloš Šejn: Image-Body-Sound (debut) + David Helán: Časopysk
27 November 2017, 18h ArtMap Book Store
Miloš Šejn will christen his new two-disk edition of Obraz-tělo-zvuk/Image-Body-Sound, released by Guerilla Records on his 70th birthday. Included in the event will be the presentation of the new book Časopysk by David Helán, once a student of Šejn, who now also performs with him. In addition, ArtMap will bring us up to date on future creative encounters and performative dialogue.
2017-11-20
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Hans van Koolwijk: Bambuso Sonoro
video document of the performance video: Dominik Žižka
Concert of Hans van Koolwijk in the former Electrical Works Building in Prague-Bubeneč, 1 May, 2016
vs. Interpretation
2017-11-14
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The Bioacoustics of Ants
Kuai Shen
My interdisciplinary artistic research is inspired by ants, by their social mimesis, social resilience and social metamorphosis, by their being and becoming with others. Ants are symbionts in relation to their ecosystem, in the sense that they participate in mutual and parasitic couplings with the environment, hosting other organisms and creating opportunities for the emergence of new social encounters.
2017-11-01
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For Libkovice
Martin Zet performance
This poem was written between 3 August and 23 September, 2017 in Libušín, Ústí nad Labem, Pardubice, Mariánské Radčice and Libkovice.
2017-11-01
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New Life for an Abandoned Church
Soulkostel Vernéřovice
Soulkostel isn’t easy to find, even with GPS. You must go all the way through Vernéřovice and, almost at the end, turn off onto a grassy lane.
2017-11-01
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Bart Society Enlivens the Local Scene
Úterý
We met with Tomáš Kaiser, the director of the Bart Society, in early October at the 15th annual Apple Festival, which took place in the Pilsen region directly on the summit and slope of Krasíkov hill. The event could be seen from far away, as the slope of the hill (which, just beyond the trees, is graced with some beautiful castle ruins) was speckled with parked cars — this year a few thousand visitors came to the event. Directly below the castle, the Bart association was running a benefit kiosk selling pastries and coffee, whose earnings would go to support the society’s activities.
2017-10-26
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Post-improvisation at the 21st Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
25 and 27 October, Kostel sv. Ducha in Jihlava
Rie Nakajima and Pierre Berthet (JP/FR), Kink Gong (Laurent Jeanneau, FR), Pátí Na Světě and others
2017-10-20
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Veronika Romhány
Artist Residency
Veronika Romhány is an intermedia artist, currently very interested in 3D animation and 3D virtual environments.
Artist Residency
2017-10-16
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Hearsay
A Report on the Soundworms Ecology Gathering
The event eventually blossomed into an informal but concerted international symposium which hosted participants from numerous European countries, among them Greece, Slovenia, or the UK
Media & Resources
2017-10-14
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Ideas for Dealing With Natural Material as an Artist
Gertrude Moser-Wagner
This lecture was given as part of the Soundworms Ecology Gathering on September 23, 2017.
Media & Resources
2017-10-14
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(Post)Land Art and the Anthropocene
“Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art” with “Homeostasis” and “Echoes” 6 November 2017, 8 PM Kino Ponrepo
ProgramHomeostasis. 2017, 24 min.Echoes. Miloš Šejn, 1979, 5 min.Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art. James Crump, 2015, USA, 68 min.
2017-10-12
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The Sound of Paradise
A Few Thoughts on the Acoustic Conditions of Paradise by Petra Kapš (alias OR poiesis)
A textual sketch for an artist talk presented at the Soundworms gathering, September 2017 in Mariánské Radčice, Czechia.
2017-10-06
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Mobile Soundscapes
Workshop: An introduction to live streaming with open microphones Prague College – Bishop’s Court 9 October, 5 PM admission free
The idea for this workshop is to use LocusCast, an app that streams to our Icecast server from mobile phones, as a basis for a group performance. The working principle is to consider the paths taken by several different “streamers” as complementary sound tracks or as a score, and to remix and spatialize the streams live in an auditorium.
2017-10-05
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Třešť activates its Cultural Scene
Potřeby and Dederova kola Třešť
František Novák welcomed us in Třešť directly in front of the shop Potřeby at no. 4 Roosevelt St. He immediately started explaining: the “art supermarket” comprises of a shop window (formerly used for showcasing farm equipment) and the two small, sparsely furnished rooms adjacent to it.
The Foundation
2017-10-03
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Dead Plants and Living Objects
Pierre Berthet and Rie Nakajima 24 October, 6:30 PM Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace 2nd Floor
Tin cans, whistles, locomotive suspension springs, porcelain bowls, compressor top bells, ping pong balls, dry agave leaves, sponges, steel wires, branches, paper foils, plastic bags, silver papers, pink gloves, piano, balloons, buckets, feathers, water, scraps, peebles, flower pots, guitar, metal tubes, paulownia tree seeds, pearls, bamboo sticks, logs, bones, stones, filters.
The Foundation
2017-10-03
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Zauhlovačka
The story of a water tower in Vratislavice nad Nisou
Zauhlovačka is a project which directly draws from the strong genius loci of its place, in this case the former water tower in the town of Vratislavice nad Nisou, not far from Liberec.
2017-09-27
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Peter Sinclair
Artist Residency
Artist Residency
2017-09-13
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Farmstudio
Vysoká 26, Kokořínsko
Aplogies, this article is only available in Czech.
2017-09-10
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Futurist Week
22 – 30 November 2017 Invoking the memory of Italy’s noise engineers Italian Cultural Institute, NG Trade Fair Palace
More than a century ago, Italy witnessed something that would forever change art and its forms of expression. In 1913, the Futurist painter Luigi Russolo published his manifesto L’arte dei Rumori (The Art of Noises) in response to Francesco Balilla Pratella’s Manifesto dei musicisti futuristi (Manifesto of Futurist Musicians), encompassing fundamental ideas for the new music of the modern age.
2017-09-07
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The Peerless Brotherhood of the Holy Nurture
Universal Psychiatric Church and the Holy Scrap Units Films, pictures, poodja 2 October 2017, 8 PM at Cinema Ponrepo
An evening program of supermedia presenting the activities of The Peerless Brotherhood of the Holy Nurture, Universal Psychiatric Church 316a, The Holy Scrap Unit, with several views on trash. During the evening the ceremony of the small Poodja.
2017-09-05
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Christine Abdelnour
Profile
2017-08-21
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An Interview with Christine Abdelnour
vs. Interpretation 2016
2017-08-21
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Experience the City Anew
16 September, 11 AM to 8 PM Vojtěšká Street
Join us for the festival Experience the City Anew (Zažít město jinak) on Vojtěšská St.,  16 September, 2017.
2017-08-21
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New Music from a Respirium
Miroslav Tóth / Zdeněk Závodný / Milan Guštar 17 September 2017, 7 PM Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace free entrance
Miroslav Tóth (solo for soprano and alto saxophone)Zdeněk Závodný (solo for baritone, soprano saxophone and tarogató)Milan Guštar (acousmatic composition)
2017-08-21
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Chomutov, For the Better
Kuprospěchu group
We chatted with Petr Karásek about the society Kuprospěchu (FortheBetter), and about the difficulties of organizing cultural events without the city's support.
2017-08-16
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Soundworms Ecology Gathering
22 — 24 September 2017 Mariánské Radčice, Czech Republic Participants and preliminary program
For the Gathering in Mariánské Radčice we have selected a number of project proposals. What follows is a preliminary program.
2017-07-27
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Planet Chaos
Střítež by Polička in Eastern Bohemia
At first sight, Střítež is a common village near Polička in the region of Eastern Bohemian. However, when you enter the courtyard of one of the local houses, you enter Planet Chaos.
2017-07-19
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Lê Quan Ninh
Profile
vs. Interpretation
2017-07-19
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An Interview with Lê Quan Ninh
vs. Interpretation 2016
vs. Interpretation
2017-07-19
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Camouflage is always DIY
An interview with Hanna Rose Shell
Professor Shell, who has been working in Prague as part of the Agosto residency program, spoke to us about the development of camouflage, her film work, and her fascination with “the skins of things”.
Artist Residency
2017-07-17
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Making Your City Your Own
Let’s Revive Strakonice Strakonice
Upon arriving in Strakonice, the South Bohemian town’s impression is a modest one. Although settled in the latter half of the 12th century, and boasting a moated castle on the Otava River built shortly thereafter, the large-scale urban reconstruction of the 1970s demolished many of the historical buildings that had given Strakonice the fairy-tale quality typical of many old Czech towns.
2017-07-14
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Kuai Shen
Artist Residency
Kuai Shen is a naturalist and media artist who has been loving and studying ants for over 16 years. His hybrid installations explore the interspecies relationships in the natural/artificial continuum, inspired on one hand by the emergence and self-organization of ants, and on the other, by the subjective intertwining of parasites, microorganisms and viruses in relation to mimicry, affects, and the forces of becoming.
Artist Residency
2017-07-13

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