Performance Studio is back with Eva Jiricka
Eva Jiřička at The Performance Studio - I'll try to repeat after you.
The Performance Studio at The NINES, Peckham
Co-organised by Czech Centre London
7.30pm Screening of selected video works by Eva Jiřička
8.00pm Launch of Eva Jiřička’s new work, 'I'll try to repeat after you.'
8.30pm Eva Jiřička in conversation with Markus Vater
Copeland Estate, 133 Copeland Road, Peckham, SE15 3SN
Entrance also through 133 Peckham Rye Lane, SE15 4ST
Eva Jiřička lives and works in Prague. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and in Vienna. Selected recent solo exhibitions include Mr. Toman, gallery 207, Prague, Czech Republic, 2011; Eyes like Diamonds, (with David Kellner and Adrien Tirtiaux), Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009; and Moving Target, gallery Mladých, Brno, Czech Republic, 2008. Jiřička has undertaken international residencies at Townhouse gallery, Cairo, Egypt; Casa Masaccio gallery, S.G. Valdarno, Italy, 2011; and BizArt gallery, Shanghai, China, 2008.
Jiřička's work often features themes around the understanding of others and the relationship between the layperson and the art community, exploring the boundaries by the individual, the social dimension of public spaces, and confronting the various social entities and monitors that limit the potential of interpersonal relationships. Over the last two years, Jiřička has developed a long-term project with the collaboration of seniors to explore the existential aspect of topics directly affecting human life, its finality, relationships, memory and social values.evajiricka.com
Markus Vater was born in Düsseldorf and grew up in the Eifel south of Cologne. He studied at the Kunstakademie in Muenster and Duesseldorf and at the Royal College of Art in London, where he graduated in 2000. Markus Vater is an artist who describes his diverse practice as a poetic analysis of the systems that constitute meaning. He is Tutor in Fine Art (Performance) at the Royal College of Art in London. markusvater.com
The Performance Studio is a production and rehearsal space, set up to provide a space for invited artists to experiment with performance over an extended period of time. This small-scale, process-led project presents an open-ended environment for the exploration of ideas with performance centre stage as an artistic discipline.
The Czech Centre London is a non-political organisation supported by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of a worldwide network of 21 Czech Centres operating in 19 countries and on three continents. Its mission is to actively promote the Czech Republic by showcasing Czech culture in the UK, covering visual and performing arts, film, literature, music, architecture, design and fashion.
Image credit: Eva Jiřička, 'I am probably going to wake up', still from video, 4 mins, 2011
Doors @ 8pm