REALITY SURFING // Beyond Touringperformance — 27.5.2022 16:00
Beyond Touring: REALITY SURFING
Beyond Touring program explore new forms of artistic experiences and ways to encontering the people around the artistic works. We take our time to get acquainted with the local public and artistic groups. We reflect upon the context and space in which the presentation are taking place.
We propouse a multi-day programme for meeting PYL artistic collective and presenting their work. We invite you to their performance, an artist talk and a open workshop.
Friday, 27th of May, 19:00-20:00
Reality Surfing is non-narrative visual performance, which proposes to the audience to experience an alternative model of coexistence of people and inanimate entities. It discovers new relations between daily objects through their materiality and presence in one space, which gain an equivalent value as presence of a human body.
Friday, 27th of May, 20:15-21:00
After the performance we invite you to meat the artists behind REALITY SURFING and the producers from TERĒN - pole performativního umění. We imagine a light and open talk about the process, themes and questions of piece. Anybody is welcome to take part.
Saturday, 28th of May, 12:00-17:00
Through exploring different ways of relating to things, surprising connections appear. In this 1-day workshop, together with Michal Kindernay, PYL will introduce strategies for rethinking the materiality of everyday objects and revealing the multiplicity of narratives behind them. You will get to know other ways of communication and coexistence through collective playing with objects. You will find out what Living Scenography is and how things “act” and ”speak” to you and each other. Perhaps, you may hear the story of the birth of the plug in someone’s breath. By becoming aware of the relationships between us and our surroundings, we can experience where an object ends, where a landscape starts, and how we fit in it. Based on our shared experience and observations, we can create our new common world with its own language and logic. Is it not the ideas, symbols and feelings that can keep a world together?
Join the workshop if you like playing with objects; if you like to communicate not only with people but also with things; if you are generally a sensitive human that can get inspired by both unpredictable and daily events.
PYL is an international collective of artists who devise together in the field of postdramatic theatre, visual arts, sound and intermedia. Their practice explores the borders of anthropocentric perception in a dialog with objects and ironic attempts to grasp nonhuman agency. Through application of DIY methods, recycling and compilation principles, the group develops its own visual language, which extends the meanings of scenography far beyond the theatre stage. Their works shift cultural codes, contexts and origins of regular things, while transforming objects to beings and beings to objects. Sensitivity towards the dailiness, sharing moments and personal experiences in non-linear and playful ways transmit on the group’s associative approach on coworking process.
Michal Kindernay is an intermedia artist, curator and performer. His audio visual installations connect the areas and tools of art, technologies and science. He often brings about the topic of ecology and through the application of the technological attitudes to nature he reflects the environmental issues. His works involve video-performances, documentary and interactive installations, intermedia and documentary projects as well as the musical compositions. He is one of the founders of the artistic non- profitable organization yo-yo, the initiator of the project RurArtmap. He acts as an external educator in the Centre of Audio-visual Studies at FAMU in Prague and at Prague City University.
The work will be first time presented in Romania at Tranzit House as part of the Beyond Touring: Reality Surfing and Insider tour project at Tatwerk, Terén and Tranzit Foundation. The program is implemented with the support of the Creative Europe Perform Europe program.