Ondřej Smeykal: Kaleidoscopes

installation (objects, liquids, glass, light)
granary

The installation consisted of a series of suspended hand-made kaleidoscopes, placed in front of the windows of the room of the first floor granary. Putting their eye to the tube, the visitors could enjoy the black and white animated ornaments through the window facing towards the church.


Ondřej Smeykal (born 1975 in Sušice) is a Czech artist (graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, studio of Vladimír Kokolia) and a musician - a professional player and Czech pioneer of the Australian indigenous instrument didgeridoo and electrodidgeridoo. He started his visual arts career by providing visuals for musical performance (collaboration with Pavel Richter Wooden Toys, together with Ian Wood). Later, he started to play on ordinary paper tubes used to roll carpets and, later still, he stayed for a year in Australia, studying Aboriginal rock painting at the University of Canberra and to study Australian native instruments. Today, he devotes himself exclusively to concerts, or organizing didgeridoo workshops. In 1997, Ondřej was still a student of the Academy.

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