THE RISE AND FALL OF A QUANTUM BRAT
NEVAN CONTEMPO GALLERY, PRAGUE
26.04. - 30.06.2022
CURATED BY PAVEL ŠVEC
All my life, I hear that science has triumphed. Since I was 10 years old, I was told that humanity is very close to a full understanding of the laws of nature. Yet, 120 years elapsed since the discovery of quantum mechanics, 70 years since we heard about quantum biology and 30 years since we got introduced to quantum consciousness. Let’s admit, the full understanding of existence is and, forever will be an evasive horizon.
As a child, I fell in love with marionette theaters and my biggest wish was to see what the marionettes are doing when not on stage. Conversely, I wanted to know what is the world up to, when I am not physically present – when I’m not THERE. I also realized that the real world is not any different from the marionette one, filled with obstinately interlocked and dovetailed backdrops and curtains: contexts in ranks – one after another, ad infinitum. And, I wanted to see beyond these contexts. I wanted to peek into areas I am routinely not able to grasp, areas that are unattainable by most. How does the triangular space underneath a carpet corner feel, when I’m away? A little later, it dawned on me… I’m a puppet myself. I have no control over my doing, over my own thoughts, over the flow of existence. Hence my burning desire to influence the flow of things and time, to flip “fractal switches”. And, first and foremost, to find any. On an occasion, I may still intrude into the MATRIX ever so imperceptibly and drag some of those ephemeral switches, at least those on the edge of the edge, for a short moment, out of darkness.
CONCEPT OF MIRRORING
29.01. - 13.06.2021
Vladimír Ambroz – Jiří Bielecki – David Böhm / Jiří Franta – Václav Cigler / Michal Motyčka – Anna Daučíková – Jiří David – Hugo Demartini – Milan Dobeš – Milena Dopitová – Katarína Hládeková – Lumír Hladík – Dalibor Chatrný – Magdalena Jetelová – Stanislav Kolíbal – Pavel Kopřiva – František Kowolowski – Radoslav Kratina – Dominik Lang – Richard Loskot – Ján Mančuška – Fabiana Alexandra Mertová – Jan Mlčoch – Pavla Sceranková – Václav Stratil – Kateřina Šedá – Vladimír Škoda – Veronika Šrek Bromová – Petr Štembera – Stanislav Zippe / Vladislav Čáp.