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24 Jun 2017 12:00 - 18:00

Aleš Čermák at Gasworks Summer Open Studios

As part of his current residency at Gasworks, Aleš Čermák presents [0] ↔ AiS&SiA, a new performance work featuring a dancer and performer Jindřiška Křivánková and sound design and composition by Matous Hejl. The permormance is part of Gasworks Open Studios, free event offering an opportunity to get to know Gasworks visiting artists and see and discuss their recent work.

Open Studios 12-6pm
Artists: Aleš Čermák (Czech Republic), Claudia Pagès (Spain), Ieva Kraule (Latvia), Minja Gu (South Korea)

Aleš Čermák: [0] ↔ AiS&SiA 2pm
Performative event, voice evacuation.
Duration: cca 40'
Invisible movements → apparitions inserted into the myriads of industrial products → flowing one over the other. Magical captivity needs no weapons → it usurps → it binds, impeding each contest.
The twenty-first century is turning out to be a unique mixture of incompetence and brilliance → of state-of-the-art technology and primitivism → of softness and brutality. The twenty-first century is a landscape of swords and magic. The world has become coarse, ignorant, and at the same time wonderfully sophisticated → intelligent. All of this can coexist.
Written&Concept by Aleš Čermák
Performer by Jindřiška Křivánková
Sound design&Composition by Matouš Hejl

Artist Talks 4pm

Czech artist Aleš Čermák has been selected for Czech Centre London Residency at Gasworks which runs till 26 June 2017 and it is organised by Gasworks and supported by the Czech Centre and Arts Institute Prague. The Gasworks residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation.

Aleš Čermák creates publications, exhibitions and performances that follow the movements of structures and systems within a globalised socio-political context. The body acts as the locus of these investigations, as a fundamental element of performance but also generally as a subject, object, quasi-object or quasi subject, as a tool, a source and victim of violence, and, lately, as an obstacle, a boundary. His projects are predominantly process-based and take the form of open systems that have the potential to modify and develop themselves in a manner akin to a body or organism.


Aleš Čermák lives and works in Prague. Recent performances include #WeCanHelpYouGetAhead Ed. 1, HALLE 14 - Centrum for Contemporary Arts, Leipzig (2016); ALL OF THIS IS YOURS, Studio Alt@, Prague; The Earth Trembles, Experimental Space NoD, Prague; and POLO SHIRT [DISCIPLINE] 2. Episode, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna (all 2015). Recent solo exhibitions include A situation, when anything is possible once more, The Brno House of Arts (2015) and The Real Gatekeepers, Armaturka, Ústí nad Labem (2014). Aleš was a finalist of the 2016 Jindrich Chalupecký Award.

More information about the residency

Gassworks website






Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH


24 Jun 2017 12:00 - 18:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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