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2018

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Romafuturism Library Opens
Elena Lacková’s book “I Was Born Under a Lucky Star” is read by 24 guests during all-day celebration
2018-02-16
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Change is Possible
An Interview with Dalibor Knapp
To mark the occasion of the publication of the first Czech book on digital colonialism — Digital Negroes: An Ethnographic Dictionary (2017) – we talked with author Dalibor Knapp about black monoliths, a shift in the understanding of colonialism, and about the stratification of digital space.
2018-02-13
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À la Recherche du Temps Perdu
Plasy and Hermit No. I, II, III. Program for Czech Radio Vltava — Radioateliér 2018 Editor: Ladislav Železný, mastering: Stanislav Abrahám
From 1992-99, the Hermit Foundation and the Center for Metamedia held a series of symposia, exhibitions, concerts and artist residencies at the former Cistercian monastery at Plasy, in northwest Bohemia.
2018-02-02
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Dawson City: Frozen Time
A film by Bill Morrison 29 March, 2018, 8 PM — Cinema Ponrepo Introduced by Matěj Strnad (National Film Archive) Discussion with guests from Dawson City
Czech premiereDawson City: Frozen Time (US, 2016, 120 min, DCP)director: Bill Morrisonmusic: Alex Somers
producers: Madeleine Molyneaux/Picture Palace Pictures; Bill Morrison/Hypnotic Pictures
2018-02-01
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Alive and Well
Kavárny Naživo Brings Art to the Cafés of Europe
With the smell of coffee and, in former times, tobacco, wafting in the air, the hustle and bustle of voices and the clinking of cutlery and tableware, the café scene has always been somewhat of a hub for European cultural life.
2018-01-23
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Romafuturismo Library
Library Opening and Reading Marathon 1 February 2018, 7 AM – …
The Romafuturismo Library and tranzit.cz: An Open InvitationDittrichova 13, Praha 2
Grant Program
2018-01-19
Elena Veljanovska - Public-Private taking space, making space - Skopje
Elena Veljanovska
Curatorial Residency
Elena Veljanovska is a freelance curator and cultural project manager from Macedonia who takes inspiration from cultural theory and the humanities, the development of digital technology, sciences, and politics with an emphasis on the politics of memory.
Artist Residency
2018-01-15
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Naturally DIY
Uutěrky Návsí u Jablunkova
They form a pair. Martin Krkošek and Pavla Krkošová Byrtusová, partners both in their personal and professional lives, live in Návsí u Jablunkova, a stone’s throw away from the Slovakian border, just between Třinec and Žilina.
2018-01-15
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Nedotýkejte se toho, prosím / Let’s entropy
Multichannel video installation by Veronika Romhány 31 January 2018, 7 PM, Punctum Performances by Marek Hlaváč
Hungarian artist Veronika Romhány, currently Agosto Foundation artist in residence, will present the multichannel video installation Please Do Not Touch! The event will also include performances by Marek Hlaváč, with audience participation.  
Artist Residency
2018-01-15
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Reality, Virtuality and Dark Energy
Interview with Veronika Romhány
We talked with Veronika Romhany, our current artist in residence, about her work, her experiences in Prague and the political situation in her home city of Budapest. 
Artist Residency
2018-01-13
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City of the Sun
A film by Rati Oneli 13 February 2018, 8 PM — Kino Ponrepo
The Prague premiere of Rati Oneli’s widely acclaimed documentary film centering on an economically depressed mining town in Georgia.
2018-01-10

2017

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Renovation Opens New Horizons for Pilsen Space
Moving Station / Johan Society Plzeň
The Moving Station cultural center is easily accessible by train – you get off, cross the street, and you’re there. It is situated in one of the previously functioning halls of Pilsen’s south side (Jižní předměstí).
2017-12-26
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Results of the Inaugural Perpedes Grant Program 2017
Press Release Prague, 14 December 2017
Based on the recommendations of the selection committee, the foundation’s Board of Directors have approved 12 from a total of 91 nominations, which were received by the specified deadline of September 30, 2017. The foundation will finance these select individuals and collectives by a total sum of 660,000 CZK.
Grant Program
2017-12-14
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Wild Plants
A film by Nicolas Humbert 19 January 2018, 8 PM – Kino Ponrepo
The Czech premiere of Nicolas Humbert's film, with a discussion about guerilla gardening.
2017-12-12
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Thick skin
Presentation by Veronika Romhány 17 December 2017, 7:30 PM, Scout institute Prague Performance by Alice Minárová and Miroslav Tóth
Veronika Romhány, a Hungarian artist, currently an Agosto Foundation artist in residence, will present her work, including a screening of her 3D films. The event will also include an improvisation performance by Alica Minárová (dance) and Miroslav Tóth (alto saxophone).
2017-12-08
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Working together for a More Vibrant Liberec
KultiVAR Shared Work Space Liberec
Liberec might perhaps be best known as “that city under Ještěd,” but it is so much more than that. The recent renovation by Oblastní Galerie of the local spa is one of many events taking place there at the moment.
2017-12-05
Place for mini-exhibits and installations
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
Flux Hortus: Paradise Skalce by OR poiesis
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
Zauhlovačka. Celkový pohled
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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