works / Event Horizon (Finale)

Kamila Ženatá and guests, DOX, Prague, 1. 6. – 11. 9. 2017

“The key themes of Kamila Ženatá’s project Event Horizon are the loss of the ability to enter into relationships, imprisonment in the cage of one’s own mind, and the absence of respect for nature, the world, and the universal source of life. Willfulness is passed off as freedom, narcissism as the norm – and this distorted self-image is crushing human relationships and the entire planet.”
Milan Ohnisko, exhibition curator

Event Horizon is a unique project on the Czech art scene, both in its focus and its duration. Kamila Ženatáinitiated a living process – an experiment whose objective is to report on the internal events that create one’s mental reality in the liquid time of globalized consumerism.

In 2014 a group of seven women accepted Kamila Ženatá’s offer. They decided to undergo a group experience in self-discovery and began working in her studio. During this time they described their childhood, relived and charted out systems in which they had been raised, shared their narratives, described dreams, grew close to each other or on the contrary fled each other… They underwent a long pilgrimage during which they courageously provided their inner testimonies. Thus the cornerstones of the previous two parts of the Event Horizon project were laid, which took place first in Karlín Studios (2015) and then in the Venuše ve Švehlovce centre for contemporary alternative theatre (2016).

Part three – the Finale – is the culmination of the entire project, to which Kamila Ženatá also invited other artists: Daniela Baráčková, Jakub Grosz, Lenka Janušková, Šárka Koudelová, Lenka Lagronová, Milan Ohnisko, Michal Pěchouček, Janek Rous, Jiří Vyskočil, and Kateřina Závodová.