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 Wagnerová, 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
COVID preventive measures: To enter the exhibition you have to meet one of the three requirements: 1) having the first vaccine dose administered at least 22 days prior to the event 2) having undergone COVID-19 (immunity lasts for 180 days) 3) having a negative POC antigen test no older than 72 hours or a negative PCR test no older than 7 days. The capacity of the venue is regulated and the visitors are required to wear a respirator.