‘Drop by and get to know the visiting artists at this free event offering London audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that the artists have been developing over the past three months. Featuring Aleš Čermák (Czech Republic), Claudia Pagès (Spain), Ieva Kraule (Latvia), Minja Gu (South Korea).
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.
During his residency at Gasworks Aleš continued to work on the project AoTOF_ ADUMBRATION OF THE ONCOMING FAILURE, an episodic work presented in different parts of Europe that analyzes the figure of the migrant. He was also supposed to develop #WeCanHelpYouGetAhead, a performative study of movement and hybrid bodies in the virtual age.
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.’ (CC)