'SPIRITUAL EXPERIMENT AND ART IN PRACTICE' 23.8 - 1.9. 2019
Led by the experienced artists, along with a broader team of young creatives, everyone lived and worked alongside one another, dropping off one’s own identity and cultural background as an experiential experiment of a temporary tribe. Induced by the collectively created scenario and the gradual chipping away of day-to-day life, everyone was able to indulge in the neo-tribal experience, isolating the human component of themselves as individuals, coming closer to a common ’culture’.
The 2019 edition of the summer school was the first of its kind since 2006. For ten days, workshops, lectures, excursions to nearby Slavonice and Museum Humanum in Fratres, and an evening program were offered in order to support participants in realising their ideas and creating a shared mindset in the communal living.
painting Gisela Prokop-Maczky with Nima Emami and Ana Pireva
sculpture Martin Ceplecha with Nicolas Prokop and Jan Vagaday
textile Zuzana Krajčovičová with Alesya Yakubouskaya and Františka Malasková
photography Gabriela Fárová with Lukas Maar and Jack Laing Aiken
ceramics Romana Krejčí with Julian Boháč
PARTICIPANTS MAP OF MAŘÍŽ AND SURROUNDINGS
The final outcome of the summer school resembled a ceremonial walk. Starting out from a small exhibition in the barn, where most workshops took place, then guiding the visitors through Maříž and its surroundings.
Everyone was asked to create their own site specific installation and possibly a costume, coming together as a small performance of the emerged character, partially based on one’s own archetypal characteristics. The ceremonial walk connected all of the stations shown on on the map above.
PUBLICATION in an edition of 50
It is composed of three A2 and eight A3 posters printed on both sides and folded to A4 collected in a slipcase with handmade, unique linocut prints on the cover.
Published in 2019, designed by Isabell Alexandra M. and edited in collaboration with Jack Laing Aiken.
EXHIBITION AT TORHAUS WEHLEN 8. -10.11.2019
Gathering and display of objects created during the summer school like artefacts of the temporary tribe, documentary material, like video and photos, and the publication with a guided tour by Philip Chemayel and Gabriela Sojková added up with performances by Alesya Yakubouskaya, Ester Grohová, and Alois Yang.
all participants and supporters,
specially Jan Boháč, Petr Prokop and Peter Coreth for space and assistance,
Ondřej Novák for gastroservis, Philip Chemayel, Raja Chemayel, Juan Brown and Alois Yang for evening performances,
Sarah Sulai and Isabell for graphic design
but also Nina, Gheorghe, Harry, Richard,
Alexandra, Gábor, Jan, Anička, Jakub, Ondra, Gabi, Vojta, Peter and Mathew for extra help.
the project was supported by