24.05.2012

15.07.2012

Bunker – Nitrianska galéria, Župné námestie 3, Nitra

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An exhibition of the graduates of Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts Lucie Skřivánková, David Helán and David Hřivňacký embarking on the description of hygiene of creative enlightenment ...

Artists: Lucie Skřivánková (CZ), David Hřivňacký (CZ), David Helán (CZ)

Curator: Marcela Straková (CZ)

Venue: Bunker – Nitra Gallery, Župné námestie 3, Nitra, Slovakia

Opening: Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 5 p.m.

The show runs until 15. 7. 2012

 

An exhibition of the graduates of Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts Lucie Skřivánková, David Helán and David Hřivňacký embarking on the description of hygiene of creative enlightenment, anchored in a core of a relic of lightbox strictly derived from the painting of Lucie Skřivánková, or in the work of Helios, artificial sunlight which really is a sunburn caused by an insufficient amount of stay in the sun rays of creative swing of prosperity (it is namely an act of physical obstruction of life-giving lighting of an artefact of a rival in profession), or in portrait photographs from negatives scorched by a solder. We can consider the video documenting a whole colour spectrum of wet studio floor or manifesto of insomnia presented in an individual digital frame as strong moments, as well as the cycle of documentation of internet walks from google zombie peripheries filled with hoax readymade free architectures on a fragile balance of monstrosity or virtual passers-by of David Hřivňacký. Important essence of the exhibition is the science specific element, represented by for instance the hi-fi dolby sound surround subwoofer installation, or Out of One Ear, In the Other One, air shafts placed in openings of a wall. These represent the feeling of being on the crossroads of slowing down and speeding up, as a light-sensitive factor tied by the element of free time, closely tied to the passage of idea channels through the spectator’s vitals. Here and there, inside the problem describing the winding roads to enlightenment, or creative shading, the reflection came about the laws of fictitious speeding towards the speed of light as an uncertain tool for achieving later peace.

 

Jikra Eterna performance: David Helán + David Hřivňacký

 

The performative opening of the exhibition Jikra Eterna was anchored in placing teabags on the eyes of a consumer of the artistic material, a protest to science on still live soul consumer as a healing act of permanently restless scheme of the flat perception of visuality. This was embodied in the performance of Jikra Eterna, an internal spark, so-called spark from the eye, a known portal of the light tunnel, a gate of the speed corridor through soul dependency where the only sight foreshadows befalling in the title of the promised intro, but also at the same time a connection to the liability of artistic favours.

David Helán

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