18 Sep 2010 00:00 - 3 Oct 2010 00:00
Tereza Stehlíková - Interior: Constellations
Interior: Constellations is a solo exhibition of new work in multiple media by London-based Czech artist / filmmaker Tereza Stehlíková, presenting an immersive installation – including projection, assemblages and photography. Interior: Constellations will explore the archetypal qualities of authentic experience - touch and memory - and their influence on the shaping presence of the self, in a sensual, imaginative meeting of interior and exterior realities.
Press / Private View: Thursday 16th September, 7– 9pm.
Artists Presentation: Saturday 2nd October, 2pm
Showcasing new film and photographic work (available for sale) made on location in Iceland and the Czech Republic, Stehlíková draws on the distinctive legacy of Czech Surrealism and the insights of phenomenology. Her work plays with notable shifts in scale and point of view, incarnating influential philosopher Gaston Bachelards concept of intimate immensity. Her focus on objects and places charged with individual or collective resonance creates fertile constellations of association in a spirit of informed reverie.
This seamless and enduring dialogue moves from the foundational house of childhood to the equally resonant landscapes of the natural world. Whether as actual geographies or metaphorical territories, both affect, and can be read as maps of, the psyches progression. From staircases (thresholds to the heightened presence of the artists vision) to forest flora and fauna, all are imbued with the textured potential of the un/conscious, in vividly hued, layered images incarnating the richness of their moment.
Interior: Constellations also develops Stehlíkovás long-term advocacy of the tactile as a critical, albeit often overlooked, element in contemporary fine art practice, relevant here both thematically and practically, as the means by which time imprints its histories into objects and sites and as the process whereby those stored impressions might subsequently be retrieved.
Tereza Stehlíková works as an artist, filmmaker, writer and lecturer in animation. She is undertaking a practice-based PhD at the Royal College of Art, researching tactile memory and its relation to the moving image. Her films have been shown in various international festivals, while her writing, photography and illustration have been widely published. She founded tactile arts network Art in Touch and co-edits cross-disciplinary magazine Artesian.
For further information, artist interview and images, please contact Tereza Stehlíková: firstname.lastname@example.org; 07974 572059; www.terezast.com; www.gotogetherpress.com
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From: 18 Sep 2010 00:00
To: 3 Oct 2010 00:00