NO PERFORMANCE TODAY

3D model, 2020

I was inspired by the painting "Relâche" (1943) by the Czech artist Toyen to create this work.

Surrealist paintings can be interpreted in different ways, much like dreams which the Surrealists often use for inspiration. The woman from Toyen's painting re-appeared from my subconscious and showed itself during the second wave of COVID in the Czech Republic. In its new interpretation, it is tied to the current situation of isolation and my way of experiencing it.

Later, I discovered that the French name Relâche could be translated as "canceled" or "no performance today." That name lends itself to a multitude of different interpretations than the original intended context. The invisible abstractness of this phrase encourages the imagination to interpret it independently.

I have already worked with painting as the main theme in my sculptural projects. It was a very interesting and inspiring experience for me to admire a painting as a potential sculptural object. Colors in paintings; light and shadows in sculptures.

In the case of Toyen, I tried to reconstruct the story from the painting  by  scanning myself into a 3D version of Toyen‘s upside down subject  with the help of form and light to achieve the feeling that performaning is not in the stars for us today.

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NO PERFORMANCE TODAY

photopolymer, wood, 2021

NO PERFORMANCE TODAY  PART II THE ZERO DEGREE OF COLOUR

plastic, 180 х 97 х 35 cm, 2020

No Performance Today / Part II : THE ZERO DEGREE of Colour
No Performance Today / Part II : THE ZERO DEGREE of Colour

photo by Silvie Kořenková

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No Performance Today / Part II : THE ZERO DEGREE of Colour
No Performance Today / Part II : THE ZERO DEGREE of Colour

photo by Silvie Kořenková

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No Performance Today / Part II : THE ZERO DEGREE of Colour
No Performance Today / Part II : THE ZERO DEGREE of Colour

photo by Silvie Kořenková

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No Performance Today / Part II : THE ZERO DEGREE of Colour
No Performance Today / Part II : THE ZERO DEGREE of Colour

photo by Silvie Kořenková

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