The Steam, the Eye and the Island
featuring works by Kateřina Konvalinová, Jiří Žák, Lucie Rosenfeldová, Matěj Pavlík
Drowning, flooding, sinking and dissolving in water. This is going to be about one very specific island – Ada Kaleh – seen by a watery eye (after all eye is nothing by pressurized water). We are going to trace its history, analyze the context, and mourn over its end – inevitable just like the Great Flood. The direct reason for talking about Ada Kaleh is publication released last year in Prague by a group of artists: Lucie Rosenfeldová, Matěj Pavlík, Jiří Žák, and last but not least Pavel Sterec. We took a trip along the Danube River – to the place where the island used to be located – and paid a visit to Băile Herculane to infiltrate yet another physical state of water: vapor. The steam blurring our perspective on the island will be a trigger to open conversation on Ada Kaleh without the conviction that water is this unbiased crystal clear lens through which we observe the world
but water has other logics
18:30 Doors open
19:15 The story of the Island: Ada Kaleh
19:30 Stay hydrated: tasting of transparent liquids: water, mineral water, liquid acid, vodka
19:45 The story of the steam: materials from Băile Herculane
20:00 Pouring motion pictures
21:00 Open discussion
The project was made possible with the support of the Ministry of Culture (Czech Republic).
Partners: MeetFactory, Centrul Ceh (Czech Centre Bucharest).