Field for performing arts

Meeting PYL

Thu 27. 1. 2022, 17:00
fyzicky i online stream

The final event of Beyond Touring: Reality Surfing programme offers various forms of meeting the authors from the PYL collective. Meetings will be held in OC Dornych facilities, the site of Reality Surfing performance.

From 5 PM, you can meet the authors of the performance and take a closer look at the scenography, materials, and objects used in their work. You can also meet the members of Terén.

7 PM marks the start of an artist talk and discussion with PYL collective and Michal Kindernay moderated by Jakub Liška, editor of Cedit magazine. You can attend this discussion physically or watch an online stream.

In the artist talk section, the authors are going to introduce their personal approaches to creative processes and methods of collaboration in the PYL collective. This includes the topics of scenic space, materiality, technologies, play and playfulness, symbols, intuition and coexistence between people and objects.

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 interconnect art, film, technology and science. He reflects ecological issues through various technological approaches in relation to nature environment. His works include video performances, interactive installations or experimental documentary projects or sound compositions. He is one of the founders or yo-yo non profit culture organization and initiator or RurArtMap project. He was one of the curators of Školská 28 gallery in Prague. He teaches in Prague College – MA Fine Art and in Centre of Audiovisual Studies in Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts (creative modules). As an organizer or artist he was involved in many international projects. He works and lives in Prague.

Jakub Liška studied dramaturgy at Janáček Academy of performing arts. He is currently a doctoral student at the Department of Theater Studies at Masaryk University. In his dissertation research, he deals with the sociology of theater, especially institutional, social, cultural, and other conditions that influence or co-determine the formation of theatrical dramaturgy.

CEDIT - academic journal published by the Centre for Experimental Theatre in Brno since 2019.

27/1, 5pm, OC Dornych Brno – Picnic with PYL and Talking Puddles
27/1, 7pm, OC Dornych Brno – Artist talk & discussion

The entire programme Beyond Touring: Reality Surfing.