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NANOSPASM LAB / Adam Vačkář

"The artistic research of Adam Vačkář is going at a pace that, in some respects, is a clear reference to the field of science. However, Vačkář’s intuitive approach aims at turning this pace upside down, making it circular and giving the elements that make it up and dictate the rhythm an aura that is sacred and at the same time ambiguous. Vačkář’s works that are featured in this exhibition, in the form of a real terrestrial composition, the simulacrum of a possible future conformation that is irretrievably near and that sees the pollution of the ecosystem as the prevalent aspect, act as a warning signal and proof of a future that is already present. Perhaps it’s this term “possible ” that represents the key to interpreting Vačkářs work. His entire artistic production is made up of mainly elusive constructions that are the result of a mix of industrial waste like plastic, steel and glass together with natural elements like branches or other parts of trees." Domenico de Chirico, curatorial text excerpt

Frutti di Mare / Vladimír Turner

HEIMATSCHUSS ANEB MOJE DĚDA TVOJE DĚDA

This performace is in Czech only!

KRÁLOVNA VÍL / FAIRY QUEEN / 420people

What mechanisms operate a loving relationship of two people separated by thousands of kilometres? How strong the bond has to be to keep us connected to the…

PRAVDA O 17/11 / 11:55

This performance is in Czech only.

PRAVDA O 17/11 / 11:55

This performance is in Czech only.

BIBLE 2 / Janek Lesák & kol.

This performance is in Czech only!

FANTASY! / Janek Lesák & kol.

This performance is in Czech only!

O KRÁSÁCH BEZPILOTNÍHO BOMBARDOVÁNÍ/ 11:55

This performance is in Czech only!

ČEKÁNÍ NA KOKOTA / Maso Krůtí

This performance is in Czech only!

VŠECHNO, CO V NÁS ZKURVILI KOMUNISTI / Divadlo Maso

This performance is in Czech only.

Charlie Cunningham | Colours Selection

Growing up in a small town in the periphery of London, guitar and piano were a big part of Charlie’s life. After a few years gigging and finding his…

HEIMATSCHUSS ANEB MOJE DĚDA TVOJE DĚDA

This performace is in Czech only!

KRÁLOVNA VÍL / FAIRY QUEEN / 420people

What mechanisms operate a loving relationship of two people separated by thousands of kilometres? How strong the bond has to be to keep us connected to the…

BE27 | PREFABY / Plata Company & mir.theatre

This performance is an Czech only!

BIBLE 2 / Janek Lesák & kol.

This performance is in Czech only!

BE27 | PREFABY / Plata Company & mir.theatre

This performance is an Czech only!

OSAMĚLOST KOMIKSOVÝCH HRDINŮ / Janek Lesák & kol.

This performance is in Czech only.

MĚSÍČNÍ SONÁTA Č. 11 / Janek Lesák & kol.

This performance is in Czech only.

FANTASY! / Janek Lesák & kol.

This performance is in Czech only!

KRÁLOVNA VÍL / FAIRY QUEEN / 420people

What mechanisms operate a loving relationship of two people separated by thousands of kilometres? How strong the bond has to be to keep us connected to the…

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NANOSPASM LAB / Adam Vačkář

<p>&quot;<em>The artistic research of Adam Vačkář is going at a pace that, in some respects, is a clear reference to the field of science. However, Vačkář&rsquo;s intuitive approach aims at turning this pace upside down, making it circular and giving the elements that make it up and dictate the rhythm an aura that is sacred and at the same time ambiguous.</em></p> <p><em>Vačkář&rsquo;s works that are featured in this exhibition, in the form of a real terrestrial composition, the simulacrum of a possible future conformation that is irretrievably near and that sees the pollution of the ecosystem as the prevalent aspect, act as a warning signal and proof of a future that is already present.</em></p> <p><em>Perhaps it&rsquo;s this term &ldquo;possible &rdquo; that represents the key to interpreting Vačkářs work. His entire artistic production is made up of mainly elusive constructions that are the result of a mix of industrial waste like plastic, steel and glass together with natural elements like branches or other parts of trees.</em>&quot;</p> <p>Domenico de Chirico, curatorial text excerpt</p>

TRANSGENIC MYTH / Pavel Příkaský

<p>The real and the abstract mix in Pavel Prikasky&rsquo;s pictures like fluids in laboratory solutions, the picture layers simulate the surface of a body or systems of internal material changes. Currents of nutrients flow through the painting, the pictures carry a micro world, hybrid physical bodies appear. He links to current phenomena such as genetic modification or medical practice. He approaches his painting as in growing a culture, like a live tissue, bio-matter.</p>

STANDING, HOLDING A WATERLILY / Radek Brousil

<p>The exhibition Standing, Holding a Waterlily carries on in the artist&acute;s activist approach to major serious subjects, tackling them in ways that tend to give up the programmatic canon of standard interpretations and terminologies, for the sake of a largely emotional and personal, perhaps even somewhat simplistic operational mode. The premise of confronting art with the looming environmental and human catastrophe has over the last few years become increasingly polarized, apart from which, however, it has likewise assumed the contours of a programme, notwithstanding the fact that, as ever, any tangible output has remained at least indeterminate. The straightforward, openminded and well-intentioned position &ndash; up to a point of self-abnegation with which Brousil has invariably treated complex, often virtually intractable problems &ndash; inevitably engenders vulnerability, a condition which a good deal of art production tends to conceal behind irony, theorizing, or formal ploys. However, it is simultaneously also a commentary on the embedded typology of the male artist, on that arogant, self-centered confidence manifesting itself in an unwillingness to communicate anything in an open, explicit manner.</p>

RAFANI ART APARTMENT in the Heart of the City

<p><strong>RAFANI ART APARTMENT in the Heart of the City</strong></p> <p>A newly furnished flat in the heart of old Prague. A unique living space, with culture and entertainment at a stone&#39;s throw from home. The flat is a project mounted by the art collective Rafani, encompassing a month-long period.</p> <p>The flat has a separate bedroom with a twin bed, bedside tables, a wardrobe and a vanity&nbsp;table. The living room is furnished with a sofa and two armchairs offering an ideal angle for watching TV. The dining room is fully furnished to accommodate four guests. Toilet, bathroom and kitchenette are accessible from communal space. The flat is situated on the same floor with a coffee bar and a small theatre hall.</p> <p>The flat is centrally located, in a neighbourhood which has everything you need to get to know Prague, in the proximity of Wenceslas Square, the National Museum, the Vltava river and the main railway station, all of this within a walking distance of just a couple of minutes. Churches and synagogues are just round the corner, as is a Hare Krishna restaurant. Cultural attractions (concerts, parties, theatre, art) wait for you within easy reach in all directions (https://nod.roxy.cz/en). The block containing your flat houses one of the finest restaurants in town serving local food and tank-stored draft Pilsner beer. To savour all of Prague&acute;s delights here, you may well stay within a mere kilometre-wide perimeter. The block&acute;s ground floor is the home of one of Prague&acute;s hippest music clubs.</p> <p><strong><em>Warning: According to a Harvard University research study, the Czechs rank at the top of the EU racial prejudice scale.</em></strong></p> <p>Metro (line B, N&aacute;měst&iacute; Republiky station) and tram stops are located in immediate proximity. The Main Railway Station is just a ten-minute walk away.<br /> You are advised to skip a tour of Prague Castle, as its premises are guarded by the Czech Army.</p> <p>Warning: Beware of excrements! Prague has the largest per capita number of dogs.</p> <p>Sanitary facilities are shared with the resident theatre club.<br /> Nightlife</p> <p>Please don&acute;t manipulate items on display.<br /> Half-spiral oak wood staircase.<br /> Coffee bar opening hours 10:00 a.m. &ndash; 01:00 a.m.<br /> Prague is jammed with cars. Paid parking lots.<br /> Toilet, bathroom and kitchenette.<br /> CCTV in the coffe bar communal space only.</p> <p><strong><em>MOTTO: Our Union&nbsp;is a Higher Form of Individuality.</em></strong></p>

Everyone looks in the same direction / Pavel Humhal

Frutti di Mare Project / Artists Talks

CAFÉ BÖHMEN / Tomáš Roubal

Frutti di Mare / Vladimír Turner

Jakub Jansa - Club of Opportunities Ep.5: Keeping in Line

HYBRIDNÍ NESNÁZE / E. Braas, A. Sobotková, L. Clostermann, D. Šváchová, L. Hampel, A. Magrot

Julius Reichel: Death Row / 16. 3. 2014 / All Time High

Petr Dub - Projektivní test

Milan Mazúr: Ócuka

A New Type of Woman: Emancipation and Visual Presentation of Women under Communism

<p><strong>Panel talk with Czech-German writer and publicist Alena Wagnerov&aacute; and historian Denisa Nečasov&aacute;, part of the exhibition&acute;s supplementary programme.</strong></p> <p><strong>The talk comes up as a regular instalment in a series of debates entitled Democracy Zone, organized with support from the State Fund for Culture in the Czech Republic.</strong></p>

Martina Smutná: Together We´ll Mow, Thresh and Deliver the Harvest

<p>The exhibition of Martina Smutn&aacute; entitled <em>Together We&acute;ll Mow, Thresh and Deliver the Harvest</em> tackles two subjects which continue to be approached by Czech society at large either hesitantly, or contrariwise, with a good deal of emotion and lack of restraint: namely, the issues of the status of women, and the country&acute;s history under the communist regime. Actually, this sense of uncertainty in dealing with these two subjects may be correlated.</p>

Jana Bernartová: View possibility

<p>Jana Bernartov&aacute;, in her work, looks for hid- den systems and orders of digital or real environment, working with technical differences and errors. She is the author of several computer softwares, and although it is a matter of mathematics and physics, her game and even the most accurate technologies get into situations where human senses and imperfections are gaining.</p>

František Pecháček: Reload - Recover

<p>Franti&scaron;ek Pech&aacute;ček is one of the most significant personalities of the Czech visual scene. He specializes in 2D and 3D graphics - animation, creation of a generated virtual environment. His specialties include video projection and video mapping of buildings and environments. He participates in the creation of a visual on the scene of theater performances at the National Theater. He has also collaborated on video projections of productions at the Theater in Vinohrady in Prague, the Moravian-Silesian National Theater in Ostrava or the Vigszinhasz Comedy theater in Budapest.&nbsp;</p>

Anna Hulačová & Jana Vojnárová: Parallel Greetings

<p>The exhibition <em>Parallel Greetings </em>is centered around communication between two different media, and between two women artists linked together by an immanent thematic bond which works as an entrance gate to the penetration of one of their two worlds by the other, and vice versa. The process of physical symbiosis between sculpture and painting evolves here within the characteristic space of the show&acute;s architectural layout which reaches beyond the traditional gallery space, extending it lengthwise, and wherein a museum-style &ldquo;aquarium&rdquo; enclosure invites to a game of co-existing parallel worlds or variants of their potential states. The exhibition&acute;s layout is instrumental in evoking diverse impressions bordering on the world of science fiction: the communication and interpenetration of the two artists&acute; works points to straightforward suggestions of entrance into alternative temporal or spacial dimensions, parallel worlds or whole universes which give birth to various physical mutations of commonly shared material. This two-way <em>Odyssey</em> should be read in terms&nbsp;of a guide of an elusive past and a record of an imposed future.</p>

BE25 | Dušan Zahoranský: Small Talk

BE25 | Kent Hugo: A Very Cool Shade Of Hot

<p>London based film maker and director Kent Hugo comes to Prague work with unique panoramic 360&deg; projection. Using his uniquely playful cut and paste animation style, he helped to form MTV Canada&rsquo;s brand identity (<em>MTV Canadian Blood</em>, 2005). He has also worked with clients such a&nbsp;&nbsp;SEAT, Warp Records and Vice.&nbsp;His project for Video NoD is based on specific animation style. Video panorama becomes 3D &lsquo;gifs&#39; collage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hugonought.com/" target="_blank">http://www.hugonought.com</a></p>

Tereza Zelenková: Had, který zmizel v díře ve stěně

Aleš Zapletal: Permaculture

Milan Mazúr: ÓCUKA Chapter - Epilog

<p>The &Oacute;cuka project is a time-based project.<br /> It will be created step by step in 2017 and&nbsp;will culminate in the beginning of 2018. The individual parts of project link to each other and emerge as the chapters of the book. Thematically maintains a conceptual line with the main topics such as sleep, unrest, consume, or hedonism is. The visual&nbsp;appearance of individual units varies with a particular gallery environment.</p>

Juliana Höschlová & Marta Antoniak: Bulimia Cocktail Party

<p><strong>In Prague and Krakow on August 7th, 2017 </strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;We went to elementary school when Kinder eggs from St. Nicholas were a rarity and going to McDonalds&lsquo; only a treat at the end of the school year. Colorful artefacts of a burgeoning capitalism, whose definition we began to grasp only a decade later, caused us states of excited trance. We would collect joghurt cups, chewing gum tattoos and Pogs.</strong></p> <p><strong>And today? Today we&rsquo;re hungover. We gorge on things, information, emotions, we gulp down data and swallow everything available, in plastic or not... and we&rsquo;re having a hard time digesting. Like a generation of </strong><strong>,</strong><strong>unaware bulimics we constantly and intuitively have to filter it all, so as not to get lost under the trash calamity. The wrong kind of hangover pulsates in our heads, the one that brings spleen and nostalgia, as if after a big party full of drinks and cocktail umbrellas.&ldquo;</strong></p> <p>-------</p> <p>The Bulimia Cocktail Party exhibition will for the very first time present the artistic collaboration of two artists of the upcoming generation of Polish and Czech art scenes, which naturally converge due to similar sociocultural backgrounds: Juliana H&ouml;schlov&aacute; (CZ) and Marta Antoniak (PL).</p> <p>Juliana H&ouml;schlov&aacute; (*1987), a graduate of Prague&rsquo;s Academy of Fine Arts, is known in the Czech environment through her intense performances, engaged conceptual drawings and videoart, through which in the recent years she undertakes a criticism of mass culture, the mechanisms of consumer society and image manipulation. As part of preparations for the Bulimia Cocktail Party exhibition, Juliana organized a collection of plastic bags, which were then smudged and conjoined into a monumental abstract painting. The collecting of the bags was made difficult by the fact that it took place in Juliana&rsquo;s temporary place of work in the &ldquo;deplastifying&ldquo; Austria, so most of the bags traveled from the Czech Republic. The exhibition is accompanied by a story from a dystopic world &ndash; from &ldquo;Whiteland&ldquo;, where flows a black river of oil and people buckle under the weight of their own bellies. Juliana H&ouml;schlov&aacute; mediates the story by means of simple illustrations projected in the gallery through overhead projectors.</p> <p>Marta Antoniak (*1986) is a painter and has recently received her doctorate at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. The pieces presented represent Marta as an artist closely examining her medium, which has in the recent years taken on the form of a unique relief. Through melted plastic toys and chewing gum tattoos she creates pleasing yet unsettling assemblages bordering with kitsch. Her relief-paintings often represent parasites spreading under human skin, which upon observation awaken a tingling body feeling: they tempt the observer into a manual exploration of themselves.</p> <p><br /> Juliana and Marta&rsquo;s joint exhibit is formed from the belief that their formal expressions can create a strong visual experience together. On another level, the exhibition reflects the nostalgia of a generation raised in the nineties in post-communist countries, when the pitfalls of a consumer culture seemed as distant as the world of adults and the currently suffusing feeling of hypersaturation and the fear of its ecological impact.</p> <p><em>Note: Juaiana H&ouml;schlov&aacute; collected 246 plastic bags. Many thanks to:<br /> Zuzana Belasov&aacute;, Martin Bl&aacute;ha,</em> <em>Papaa Bermansu, Robert Čep, Hedvika Čepov&aacute;, Jan Dytrych</em><em>,</em><em> Krist&yacute;na Dytrych &Scaron;ormov&aacute;, </em>&nbsp;<em>Daniel Fabry, Veronika Hauer, Andreas Heller</em><em>,</em><em> Zuzana Kolouchov&aacute;, Ivana Kreml&aacute;čkov&aacute;, Anika Kronberger, Veronika Maděrov&aacute;, Ingeborg Pock, Jakob Pock, Ren&aacute;ta Počinkov&aacute;, Veronika Quinn</em> <em>Novotn&aacute;,&nbsp; Eva Riebov&aacute;, Petr Studnička, &Scaron;&aacute;rka Studničkov&aacute;</em><em>, </em><em>Iva &Scaron;kaloudov&aacute;, Lucie &Scaron;pl&iacute;chalov&aacute;</em></p>

Jan Pfeiffer: Two Rules for One Thing

<p>Jan Pfeiffer has established himself as an artist working with diverse formats of creating complex signal situations thematizing different semantic contexts. His works abound in historical, mythological, religious and cultural connotations of both specific sites and purely abstract, even anthropological archetypal motifs. Pfeiffer&acute;s visual morphology elaborates the semantic options offered by various sets of basic geometric shapes and develops them in a process aimed at unfolding their broader interpretational potential and a dramatization of symbolic narratives. A common denominator of Pfeiffer&acute;s output is a shared, characteristic mood, an externalized individual sensitivity which determines the nature and language of his approach to individual subjects. Pfeiffer&acute;s narratives thus induce the feeling of a seemingly gentle yet at the same time firm handshake, a physical contact straddling in terms of effect the borderline between a tender stroke and the act of moulding of material, either sculptural or human, represented by spectators.</p>

Olga Krykun: 720/027

<p><strong>Olga Krykun: 720/027<br /> An undemanding visual game at information pollution times.</strong></p> <p>The project grasps everyday life in which one increasingly doubts about information and perceptions. We have become accustomed to doubting this feeling could extend to the common perception of reality.</p>

Stanislava Benešová, David Kolovratník, Václav Sigurson Kostohryz: Between Us

<p>Three authors meet in a thematic exhibition. It combines not only interest in the human-animal captured in its specific environment, the authors conduct a quiet dialogue across genres, across the worlds of animal and human realms.</p>

Pavla Malinová & Pavel Dvořák: Bullying Eyes, Wheel Spins and Flies

<p>This exhibition features works by two painters who have known each other since the time of their studies at the Ostrava University, and who have been close for many years now &ndash; not just personally, but also as regards their approaches to painting, characterized by sensitive reflection of the world around us, with its rapidly changing environment and lifestyles, taking in the fluidity of the system of values to which society is committed and of the developments which shape it. All this said, it should be noted that each of these two artists has evolved a distinctive idiom of their own, a typical handwriting discernible at first sight. Thus each has arrived at a thoroughly individual philosophy and an inimitable perspective of contemporary reality.</p>

Štěpán Kubík: SCN/GRP

<p>One of the most obvious elements of &Scaron;těp&aacute;n Kub&iacute;k&rsquo;s latest work,&nbsp;<em>SCN GRP</em>, is a moving dot, which traces its white path over a black background. It&rsquo;s so elementary that it cannot be narrowed further. It moves without beginning or end across the gallery&rsquo;s four walls, like a never-endingly emerging narrative, and generates a reflection on geometrical forms &ndash; triangles, squares and circles &ndash; that the white tail seeks to complete.&nbsp;</p>

Daniel Vlček: Through the eye of mechanical reproduction

<p>Daniel Vlček is interested in the link between artistic representation and industrial production and the relationship between sound and its visual expression. Certain formats in his body of work have been adapted from forms of industry, a fact attested to by his consistent work with loops and repeated motifs. Originally it was the vinyl records he used as a DJ that defined the character of his paintings, works representing a specific template into which memory has been recorded. It was here that Vlček first tried to carry over musical elements onto the canvas, capturing musical practices via visual and artistic formats. At the same time, this work was based on the visualization of sound that had been the inspiration behind his drawings and paintings. In an almost constructivist way, he had attempted to ward off the surface while recording the rhythm found in the passing of time. This intention can be expressed as a spiral, the visual structure behind the principle of phonograph records. Vlček&rsquo;s repeated motions based on a template are an intentionally mechanical method often resulting in abstract structures. This end result subverts the usual consequences of mechanical reproduction and draws attention to the true&nbsp;<em>non-mechanical</em>&nbsp;nature of Vlček&rsquo;s practice.</p>

Pavel Karafiát: Objects On Horizon - Hic Sunt Dragones

<p>The term &quot;Hic sunt dracones&quot; (here be dragons) was used by some ancient cartographers to denote the unknown territory that has not been maped or discovered. They labeled places that are on the horizon of our known world. Areas on the edge of the map during all times becomes a projection screen of our fantasies, discovery obsessions, fears from unknown beings and condensed mythological ideas.</p> <p>Pavel Karafi&aacute;t creates digital realtime 3D graphics using generative parametric procedures and manual work. For Video Nod prepared a special series of large-scale &nbsp;animation - images.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.pavelkarafiat.cz/" target="_blank">www.pavelkarafiat.cz</a></p>

Pavel Příkaský & Miroslava Večeřová: Images That Occupy Thoughts

Ladislav Tejml: Everything’s Gonna Be Alright 3

<p>Either the world is heading into dark tomorrows, or perhaps we may &nbsp;only be indulging in an exciting catastrophic fiction. We may either manage to extricate ourselves from the grip of that virtual anaconda, or it may prove to be enough if we just loosen our belts? Are these sleeve covers real, or a somewhat more powerful influx of metainformation? Is this text written by a human, or have I bought new shoes?&nbsp;</p> <p>The project Everything&acute;s Gonna Be Alright 3 is based on works Click by Click (web application, 2015) and Everything&acute;s Gonna Be Alright 1 and 2 (2015, 2016). Tejml works with 3D animation, internet application (web design) and video games environment with its rules. Author creates 3D virtual world, which is typical for computer video games and it evolves at 360&deg; panoramic video projection.</p>

Mr. Tomka: Images from elsewhere (Vietnam and Bali)

<p>This project for Video NoD Gallery takes you through the large-scale projections to the exotic surroundings of Vietnam and Bali.</p> <p>The romantic vision of paradise is disappearing in confrontation with an authentic footage from travels tempting destinations.</p> <p>Jan Vyčichlo studied Audiovisual Arts at Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Faculty of Multimedia Communications Department. He specializes on camera (shooting) and audio and cut postproduction.&nbsp;</p>

TRIKADELIA / Three Sides of the Same Coin

Tomáš Predka & David Postl: A Man Who Didn´t Take Himself Too Seriously

<p>Both up-and-coming distinctive figures on the contemporary art scene, Tom&aacute;&scaron; Predka and David Postl met in the studio of experimental painting headed by the widely respected artist, Daniel Richter, at Vienna&acute;s Akademie der bildenden K&uuml;nste, where they were acquainted with some of the currently most relevant and critical approaches to the medium of painting. Their works oscillate around the borderlines between painting, collage and decollage, evoking the Czech tradition established there by Kol&aacute;ř or &Scaron;tyrsk&yacute;, as well as the media of printmaking, drawing, and calligraphy. Reaching beyond mere adherence to the concept of visuality codified in the course of the history of modern art, they further enrich it by individual elements including the use of the latest new materials and techniques such as pasting up reflective foils or application of silk paper, pigments and paints onto canvas. Thereby, both artists create unorthodox, materially innovative paintings, assigning attractive novel outlines to a discipline that can be described as contemporary nonfigurative painting.</p>