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An Office for Eyes, a Nose, a Mask, a Tongue, a Heart, a Hand and a Mouth

Museum Kampa, U Sovových mlýnů 2, Praha 1 - Malá Strana, 118 00

  • Exhibition
  • site specific art

When?

  • Sat 27. 4. 2019 – Sun 9. 6. 2019

In 2016, Eva Koťátková led a workshop within the KAT18 project together with a group of seven artists who work there: Nicole Baginski, Tanja Geiss, Patrick Henkel, Susanne Kümpel, Andreas Maus, Michael Müller and Anna Rossa. They formed an Office for the eyes, nose, mask, tongue, heart, hand and mouth, a new machinery, a temporary organism which shared a particular space and produced a series of works: drawings, objects, costumes, texts and performances. Each of the creators focused on one of the body parts (or what concealed or replaced it). The language, equipped with limbs, became an independent figure; the over-proportioned mouth displayed its interior which colour depends on a specific emotion, the nose became a tool of communication – suddenly the mouth was not needed for speaking; the arms became independent of the body and were changing into figures or entire situations, the heart showed all its wounds, the eyes became a mask, and the mask became the new face. The body parts tried new situations and functions and developed alternative methods of communication. Little by little, new rules, standards and scenarios were emerging, depending on the needs and the nature of a specific body part.

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Information source: Museum Kampa