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12 Jun 2008 00:00 - 23 Aug 2008 00:00

Rituals: Jason Dodge / Tereza Buskova

An exhibition featuring emerging artist Tereza Buskova who will premiere a new film and photographic screen prints, a project commissioned by the David Roberts Art Foundation.

Opening Reception: 11th June from 18.30

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Tereza Buskova work is fantastical, provocative and occasionally sinister. Here she will premiere a new film, entitled Forgotten Marriage, 2008, which was shot in Prague, a group of related photographic screen prints and objects either traditional or created for the film. Buskova’s films explore a personal mythology with symbolic references to liberation, sexuality and East European Folklore. These themes, central to her work, were the focus of an earlier film, Wedding Rituals, 2007.


To make her work Buskova often starts by devising complex scenarios for her performances and creating costumes and set, before filming. She collaborates with other artists on the music. For this new film, Buskova worked with her long-term collaborators: performer Zoe Simon and composer Bela Emerson.

Buskova researches East European traditions to make her work, delving into a rich culture of folklore, theatre, film, animation, literature and craft. Formally her works recall diverse elements from the likes of Mikhael Vrubel, Gustav Klimt and on
occasion the director Sergei Parajanov. She creates decadent theatrical performances, mixing live action references from carnival, Viennese Actionism and happenings and baroque opera.


The artist explains her work as, beginning with improvised tableaux vivant and ritualistic narrative-free performance. Costumes, props, models and makeup are my tools.” She adds, “I put raw human sexuality in the spotlight. It is an unavoidable keystone of our existence bound up in our folklore and traditions. Given my Czech origins this work is actively steeped in Bohemian symbols and myths.” Buskova’s work unravels chains of metaphors and metonymies. Her work remains open to multiple readings: “Like fairy-tales, my work holds beauty alongside the dark and sinister. Beyond the simple celebration of the patterns of our ancestors, I want to unashamedly unveil their taboos.”

www.galleryoneoneone.com, tel.: 020 7637 0868


Opening times:

Tuesdays to Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm


(Nearest tube: Oxford Circus / Great Portland Street)



30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


From: 12 Jun 2008 00:00
To: 23 Aug 2008 00:00


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