What is the matter thoughts are made from? — Jindrich Chalupecky Award Exhibition, National Gallery in Prague, 2018, indigo dye on fabric, metal, clay, audio
Figurative drawings have taken the representation of the body from emoji, medieval iconography and traditional masks and reassembled them into a temporary architectural structure, with walls, composed of anatomical parts and exaggerated bodies.In a private ceremony performers gathered clay from a nearby river and brought it inside
the tent. Here, the audience was invited to join in and make figures from it throughout the
duration of the exhibition. Toward the exhibition’s close, these figures were returned to the
river in a public procession accompanied by a traditional choir that sang traditional folk songs
chosen for their sexist content. It was meant as healing process for their aged sexist narrative.
This work was shortlisted for Chalupecky Award, a prize for young Czech artists.
Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2018
The work was commissioned by Jindřich Chalupecký Society, photo credit: Peter Fabo, Michaela Karásková