SONGS OF WATER Site specific
„They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” Hermann Hesse
Tomáš Morávek utilised the space of summerhouse in the Sad SNP, which he transformed into the water surface, grasping the gazes of people around by light reflections projecting on the surroundings. Light installation, working with the theme of water, artificially planted a body of water highlighted by the light into the public space in paradoxical and surprising way“ Anna Gazdíková
YOU ARE HERE – Installation
Is it possible to experience something like „moment of a presence“? Or are we always dragged down by our future, prejudices, build-up experience from the past and future plans? Is there a possibility of a different experience of time during which we’re only looking and perceiving, in-between hectic production of meaning of reality and resignation on the ability to perceive? And do you think you see what I see?
Installation is based on dance performance created by director Petra Tejnorová, dancers and performers Jaro Viňarský, Tereza Ondrová and Nathan Jardin, set designer Adriana Černá, sound designer Dominik Žižka, light designer Tomáš Morávek, production Michal Šomoš.
Performances YOU ARE HERE (YAH) were transferring viewers’ attention – he was a centre of the “circle” even though he wasn’t sitting in the centre. Installation YAH is describing performance through space-light-sound and time. There are no dancers, so there is no interaction happening between viewer and dancer inside the circle. Viewer’s attention, which is directed from his surroundings towards himself is multiplied in this installation. It’s as it would validate the rule that the more is missing the more creative viewers’ own presence is.
In the reaction with current situation, YAH in the version of the installation, is transforming the ideas of presence, theatre and even theatrical situation and live installation itself. It opens up questions relating to the live art for people, with people, together…
Installation YAH does not create just another product by deliberately recycling the eponymous performance – by taking out “something” from the original space it is advancing the idea of live encounter into the new dimensions, new meanings and connotations and all of this is happening only by the slight shift of the glance.
What do you see?
A room, an open space, there are chairs standing in the circle in the middle of it, they are spaced in the way that the viewer can enter and sit down. There are speakers placed on the outside of the circle. In the middle of the circle, there is a cylinder made out of plexiglass, hanging in the height of two meters, jar of water and glasses under it. Music from the show is playing, voice speaking, sound track…
A walk at night, a fire on the hill, a ring of lights by the pond and in the tree.
3 light installations were set in the darkness of the landscape of a countryside.
We took the time to be with each installation, moving onto the next one only when it became illuminated. After the final installation, we gathered and spoke with the artists.
The installation was created in collaboration with Karel Karlos Šimek and art residency space REZI.DANCE in Komařice.
Light installations presented during theatre festival KioSk 2015 – 2017 used the space close by the cultural centre Stanica Žilina-Zariečie, Slovakia.
Principle of the installations was to transform existing light under the bridge into more pleasant and extraordinary form.
The Cube 2015 – Plexiglas, iron, bulb 200W, PAR 36
The Mirror 2016 – Plexiglas mirror, wood, rope, daylight – PAR 64
The Tent 2017 – Tent, LED stripes, PAR 36, PAR 16, Disco motor
Festival Theatre of European Regions, Hradec Králové.
Mechanical installation based on the play of shadows, their movement and the movement of light sources is part of the magical space of the Villa Mysteries that was the Centre of Open Air festival 2014.
The installation was created in collaboration with D. Prokopič, D. Skružný and Institute of Lighting Design Prague.
LIGHT UP MUSEUM!
One night lasting Light instalation working with architecture of the Muzeum of Eastern Bohemia in Hradec Králové designed by Jan Kotěra.
The installation was created in collaboration with D. Prokopič, Institute of Lighting Design Prague and Lunchmeat.