𝒪𝓊𝓇 𝒷𝑜𝒹𝒾𝑒𝓈 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓃𝓉𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝓂𝒶𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓇 𝓋𝒾𝓉𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓎 𝓉𝓇𝒶𝓃𝓈𝒻𝑜𝓇𝓂𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒾𝓂𝑒. ℬ𝒾𝑜𝓁𝑜𝑔𝒾𝒸𝒶𝓁 𝑒𝓂𝒾𝓈𝓈𝒾𝑜𝓃𝓈 𝒻𝑜𝓇𝑔𝑒𝒹 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓂𝒾𝒹𝓈𝓉 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓊𝓃𝒾𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓈𝑒, 𝓈𝑒𝑒𝓂𝒾𝓃𝑔𝓁𝓎 𝒷𝑜𝓇𝓃 𝑜𝓊𝓉 𝑜𝒻 𝓃𝑜𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒷𝓊𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓅𝓊𝓇𝑒 𝓋𝒾𝓇𝓉𝓊𝒶𝓁 𝓅𝑜𝓉𝑒𝓃𝒸𝓎 𝑜𝒻 𝓁𝒾𝒻𝑒. ℳ𝑒𝒶𝓃𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝒾𝓃𝒽𝒶𝒷𝒾𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑒𝓂𝓅𝓉𝓎 𝓈𝓅𝒶𝒸𝑒 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝒶𝓅𝓅𝓇𝑜𝓍𝒾𝓂𝒶𝓉𝑒𝓁𝓎 𝑜𝓃𝑒 𝒸𝑜𝓈𝓂𝒾𝒸 𝓈𝑒𝒸𝑜𝓃𝒹, 𝓉𝑜 𝑔𝓇𝑜𝓌, 𝓉𝑜 𝒻𝑜𝓁𝒹 𝒾𝓃𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓂𝓈𝑒𝓁𝓋𝑒𝓈 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉𝑒 𝒶 𝓃𝑒𝓌 𝒻𝑜𝓇𝓂 𝑜𝒻 𝒹𝒶𝓇𝓀𝓃𝑒𝓈𝓈 — 𝒮𝓅𝑜𝑜𝓀𝓎 ℬ𝓊𝓉𝓉.
From July to September, the underground space of catacombs situated beneath the Centre for Experimental Theatre will be transformed into imaginary (in)human intestines. This environment will serve as a scenic background for an international three-part exhibition project focusing on the topics of the human body and our unresolved relationship to our own physicality. Human body has been historically tied to an array of requirements, expectations and aesthetic norms. It is associated with categories of beauty, youth, health, and also their opposites, ugliness, aging, and illness. Despite the contemporary emancipation strategies, such as the body positivity movement and gender analysis, trying to free us from the dictates of these categories, we can view the human body from yet another perspective. As such, the human body is seen as an autonomous complex system of automatic processes including digestion, excretion, or blood circulation, which we only control to a little or no extent.
⛓️ Spooky Butt presents the human body as a horror story in three acts. The first act, Bio-Organic, views the body itself as a source of anxiety and feelings of alienation. The terrors behind the mask of technological enhancement are revealed in the second act - Bio-Efficient. The final part, Co-Parasitic, shows us that our bodies can also be seen as a collective shell and it will hopefully offer a way out – just as spooky as the rest. The individual site-specific exhibitions together with the programme of side events aim to create a shared body of the exhibiting artists and the participants of the exhibition.
2–11/7 Spooky Butt 1: 𝘽𝙞𝙤-𝙊𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙘 / 𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝘿𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣
4–15/8 Spooky Butt 2: 𝘽𝙞𝙤-𝙀𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩 / 𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣
4–12/9 Spooky Butt 3: 𝘾𝙤-𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙘 / 𝙈𝙞𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙗𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙍𝙚𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣
⛓️ Artists: Csaba Kis-Róka, Kinke Kooi, Markéta Wágnerová, Štěpán Brož, Marek Delong & Anna Slama, Kea Bolenz, Frank Yunker, Daniela Ponomarevová, Judita Levitnerová, Saon, Julie Villard & Simon Brossard, Chin Tsao, Leon Eisermann, Sebastian Mittl, Laura Lintrup, Petr Nápravník, Lukas Posch, José Eduardo Barajas
⛓️ Curators: Šimon Kadlčák & Daniel Hüttler