. tektoparty is a participatory excursion that bridges geological and artistic disciplines to activate new perspectives on the workings of our bodies – human, societal, and Earthly.
A fault in the Earth’s crust is often preceded by a fissure, a fissure by a crack, and a crack by a split.
. tektoparty is a participatory excursion that bridges geological and artistic disciplines to activate new perspectives on the workings of our bodies, the body of society and the body of the Earth. The partner of this choreographed walk is the Earth itself and our human understanding of it.
. tektoparty is a walk through places that will be familiar to many who regard them as one of the most beautiful parts of the Prague landscape, as well as an internationally significant site belonging to the Barrandien. These are spaces for the layering of time, perceptions and information. An opportunity to experience elements of the landscape with all the senses, if you allow yourself to do so.
In this work of ecological performance art, the artists, audience and environment take part in an emancipated, creative dialogue that serves as a prototype for the disruption of society’s hierarchical structures and the anthropocentric worldview.
For all ages.
The production was first created for the Hlubočepské Plotny site, the former Vysoká quarry, which is now the lectostratotype of the Třebotov limestones. The area is part of a nature reserve of European importance and belongs to the geologically world-renowned Barrandien site.
In the Czech language, ostružina is a tasty fruit and a wild, growing plant, known in English as the blackberry. It also is an artistic association producing works of contemporary movement art. OSTRUŽINA often collaborates with people from different disciplines. Our creative processes are motivated by an interest in the active sensory development of individuals, groups and communities.
Interdisciplinarity, an openness to innovative approaches, new formats of presentation and an interest in presenting work in non-traditional spaces are all characteristics of OSTRUŽINA z.s. We also consciously focus on working with young audiences.
Zden Brungot Svíteková is a dance and movement artist. Through engagements, collaborations, residencies and fellowships, she has been freelancing internationally in Europe and further afield, dancing, performing, collaborating and creating works. One of the main interests in her artistic approach is the creation and cultivation of space for individuals’ personal, embodied expression, as well as collaborative environments within collectives. Her artistic reflection is nourished by somatic approaches, and an interest in the natural and human sciences (geology, physics, psychology, language and communication) and she always embraces the greatest curiosity and respect in encountering different beings, cultures and landscapes. She is one of the co-founders and co-directors of the artistic group Ostružina.
. tektoparty has been selected and supported by The Nature Of Us project
- 18 June at 3.30 pm at Prague’s Main Station, in front of the entrance to Tiger.
- Attendees can take the train OS 25920 at 3.47 pm to the train stop Praha-Žvahov, where the walk begins.
- start: Praha-Žvahov train station
- end: Hlubočepy
- length: 2.5 km
- trail difficulty: moderate (may be difficult for people with acrophobia, not suitable for prams)
- transport: OS 25920 train from Prague Main Station at 3.47 pm
- return: to Prague’s centre, bus 120 from stop Nádraží Hlubočepy or line S6 from Prague-Hlubočepy train station
What to bring:
- appropriate clothing
- sturdy ankle boots with good soles
- water, something to drink (small snacks will be provided)
Contact on the day of the event: +420 776 884 725
THEATRE / COMPANY
CONCEPT AND RESEARCH
Zden Brungot Svíteková
Zden Brungot Svíteková, Matthew Rogers
SCENARIO AND DRAMATURGY
LENGTH OF THE PERFORMANCE
NUMBER OF TRAVELLING PERSONS
Czech, No language barrier