Tension X Qui vicerit, quod proelium Darina Alster, PXS Our vision is apocalyptic, revelatory, life-giving, salvational. Our vision is full of hope for a new life. The feminine force is the true essential force. Tension is an altar that has passed through a black hole. Town X becomes a never-ending Möbius strip. The altar has changed into a disheveled map of catastrophes. The body of a pregnant planet. Muslim ornaments blend with Christian rosettes. Fundamentalism is the fruit of fear and leads to the death of all that has meaning – this applies to Muslim terrorists as well as to the far right that has been so successful in both Europe and America. Feminism is the direct opposite of fundamentalism. Art is a way of thinking and can also be a cure. The exhibition is our shared prayer for civilization. Its foundation is a pattern, repeated like a slow prayer for the preservation of the living core capable of renewing itself after crisis or catastrophe. Perhaps, after humankind exterminates itself, planet Earth will merely shake us off and create new organisms. It’s hard to say whether they will be any wiser than our own civilization has been. Against the world’s decline, we posit Magic. Magic is the science of ordinary people. Magic is everyday life. Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem. The pattern must be repeated quietly like a prayer, mantra, or sigil. We must not give fear a chance. Let us value life and experience love. Fear gives rise to hatred; love brings together. Darina Alster and PXS on the new year 2017.
Gaia was my version of Cleopatra from Jan Zrzavy painting. It was part of group performance which was openning exhibition Tension X done by me and coleague PXS.
This was my participation on the performance Festival of Naked Forms FNAF curated by Lenka Klodová at Perla Divus gallery. Videoinstallation was recreated by viewers. If they wanted to see the video, they had to smash white jogurts on the black wall. The same weekend i gave birth to my daughter Laura.
Multimedia installation and 6hrs lasting group performance that captures the inner space of man and metaphorically also the world. The basis of group performance is interactive projection and theater turntable. The viewer becomes an active element of the installation. The following performances are: Lenka Klodová, František Kowolowsky, Kateřina Olivová, © Merry, David Helan, Kateřina Olivová, Johana Střížková, Markéta Garai, In saček Veritas, Elis Unique, tera & pie, Katarina Kadijevic,Puschkin Talacko, Aneta Jaurisová, Filip Martínek, Mariana Kuželová, Jan Škrob, Helena Machová.videoinstallation by Michal Kindernay. curators Darina Alster and Jana Orlová. 23.7.2016
Exhibition in gallery Cella in Opava is Tension in the personal sense and allso tension in society.