Studio of Jitka Válová

Call for Donations

Perpedes Grant Program

Agosto Foundation has opened a call for donations in support of the Perpedes Grant Program on the Darujme.cz website. We support artists and art-oriented local communities in the regions through a progressive grant program without excessive bureaucracy. Your money will go directly to creators and active cultural groups who seek answers to the burning questions of today through their sensitivity and vision in providing space for art and cultural activities in their localities. We support both small initiatives, too, and for us even small gifts are important.

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Our daily bread cover

Our Daily Bread

A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
9 May, 2018, 8 PM — Cinema Ponrepo

Prague premiere
Our Daily Bread/Unser täglich Brot (Austria, 2005, 92 min, DCP)
Directed by: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Sound: Stefan Holzer, Andreas Hamza, Hjalti Bager–Jonathansson

Produced by: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

The stunning images of this film reveal the unknown world of the technically advanced agricultural industry. Food production in various locations in Europe has an almost utopian image, except for the fact that it is closely connected with what we eat every day. Hypnotic sequences present a machine that can shake the fruit from an olive tree in fifteen seconds, machines for gutting fish or castrating piglets, surrealistic tracts of land optimised for more machines, the sterile boxes of a refrigeration plant. Everything is designed for the maximum efficiency of mass production.

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Martyna Poznańska

Artist residency

Martyna Poznańska is a sound artist who works in various media across disciplines, building connections between the intangible medium of sound and solid matter. Her work includes listening and field recording practice, in addition to working with various visual tools such as drawing, video, use of created or found objects, and writing among others. Poznańska investigates the connections between the human body and the body of the forest, the landscape. During her research residency, she will continue to explore the poetic and political complexities of this topic by researching the means to reveal more dimensions of this relationship.

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Martin Lauer - Bali

Nyepi: The Ritual of Silence in Bali

Martin Lauer

Silence is becoming every more scarce in the world of today, drenched as it is in ubiquitous noise. We are living in a world swarming with constant and frenetic movement, one of the many negative consequences of which is the continuous flow of superimposed sonic events of low quality. Try to stand on a busy street in the middle of the rush hour and have a conversation with a person standing one meter away without raising your voice. You will not hear a word of the other person’s speech. And now, since our sonic environment has been effectively colonized by all kinds of noise-producing gadgetry which we all use everyday, it almost seems that there is no escape from noise. Even rural soundscapes, originally distinguished by their quiet and tranquility, are dominated by the racket of power mowers, saws, all-terrain vehicles and motorbikes and those newest sound pollutants of the sky, drones.

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