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Program

10 Jul 2012 10:00 - 11 Jul 2012 10:00

Katerina Seda: Around the Clock (lecture)

Katerina Seda leads a marathon 24-hour long lecture over the final two days of Wide Open School. This lecture is given in Czech with simultaneous English translation. Seda's social projects are playful, poignant and often profound in what they reveal about human nature. She begins each of her participatory works by undertaking rigorous research into patterns of behaviour and communication among the subjects of the project. These have included villagers from the Brno area, the citizens of Prague, her neighbours and her own family, as well as communities in foreign countries.

Free event
Duration: 24 hours

Katerina Seda

(b. 1977, Brno, Czech Republic)
Seda's social projects are playful, poignant and often profound in what they reveal about human nature. She begins each of her participatory works by undertaking rigorous research into patterns of behaviour and communication among the subjects of the project. These have included villagers from the Brno area, the citizens of Prague, her neighbours and her own family, as well as communities in foreign countries. The projects themselves usually take the form of games, in which the players are at once the producers and participants, actors and audience, in a communal experience. 'Every work originates in a different way,' Seda says. 'I often happen upon places, town centres or communities, where I see a problem or a state of unease and I try to change things.' In 2011, her project From Morning Till Night was staged in the area surrounding Tate Modern. Aiming to explore the social dynamics of two very different places, Seda invited 80 people from a small village in the Czech Republic to re-enact their everyday activities in this alien environment.

More information at: http://www.wideopenschool.com/class/Around%20the%20Clock

 

This event was part of Czech Open 2012, the accompanying cultural programme of the London Olympic Games 2012 organised by the Czech Centre London in collaboration with the Czech Olympic Committee, the City of Prague, the Islington City Council, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in the UK and other partners. 

The Czech Open season presented dozens of Czech artists, designers, musicians and many more who, in collaboration with their British counterparts, created projects for London-based galleries, cinemas, festivals and community spaces between March and August 2012.

Czech Open 2012 was the largest and most visible presentation of Czech culture in the UK in the last decade.

Venue:

Hayward Project Space, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Date

From: 10 Jul 2012 10:00
To: 11 Jul 2012 10:00

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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