The performance is trans, across, through, a possibility of experiences shared as emotional, intense; always crossing borders, always offering its own redefinition or preferably seeking for non definition. By its biases to avoid any hard framing and determination, performance is here to complexify and question.
Bridges between video, video performed, recorded, post-produced are constantly questioning the notion of archive, transforming it, prolonging the performance, or making it exist. The plasticity is touching all the temporalities of presentation and representation.
The relation between male, female and others, the relation to the "Other" – considered as "minority" –, the economical and racial questions in the Czech Republic in regard to the world, the eastern-western feelings will be essential questions raised in our studio.
We care about our surroundings, we care about the conditions of working, we care about the economy of each, we care about difficulties. We won't supply family, but we are seeking to create a group of people listening and trying to understand each other, seeking to use art as a tool to understand, analyse, digest and transform.
Julie Béna's practice constitutes an eclectic set of references, combining contemporary and ancient literature, high and low art, joking, and seriousness, parallel times and spaces. Over the past years, Béna has developed a range of personal cosmologies in which she stages seemingly banal characters and objects that have enigmatic conversations and interactions with each other. Within the last years, Béna has staged performances at Centre Pompidou (FR); ICA London (GB); M Leuven (BE); Palais de Tokyo (FR) and Performa NY (US).
Jakub Jansa is an artist working with film, installations, event organizing, and performance. He consider an exhibition as a format to create situations which hover between reality and fiction. Different medias do not stand alone but compliment each other. After several works dealing with the topics of manipulation and self-development (ex. Spiritual Fitness, 2016), Jansa‘s current ongoing episodic project Club of Opportunities reflects upon strategies of dark-side influencers, posing questions of hierarchical relationships and authority.
Responsibility: Julie Bena