Published: 11 Jan 2018

Beyond Organic: exhibition, workshops and performances

Sunday 21 to Friday 26 January 2018 | Hybernska 4, Prague 1

An exciting exhibition of students' interactive installations explores the paradigm of contemporary mankind's interaction with nature. Their installations make use of electronic adaptations using the Arduino software platform and Unity electronic game development software, as well as traditional art media, such as painting and sculpting.

Participating artists: Anna Kolisnyk, Ayna Pirkuliyeva, Nayan Velaskar (Prague College Interactive Media students) + Aya Akhmetova (Prague College BA (Hons) Fine Art Experimental Media student) and George Cremaschi (special guest)

Beyond Organic A3 poster-1.pngExhibition and workshop times

  • Audio-visual performances by Interactive Media students - 5pm on Sunday 21 January
  • Exhibition Opening - 7pm on Sunday 21 January 2018
  • Thematic Workshops - 4pm on Tuesday 23 January 2018
  • Guided Tour of Exhibition - 3pm on Thursday 25 January 2018


Tuesday 23 January Workshops (sign up using form on the right)

Living in an era when financial benefit and political power come across as more important than the survival of humankind can diminish not only the value of the sustained environment but the quality of life of every individual human being.

As an extension of the exhibition in Hybernska, students will present three workshops that deal with how the relationship between the nature and the man has evolved with the technological progress of the past few decades. We are mainly concerned with the ease and the global normalcy of uncontrolled pollution, and unnecessary destruction brought about by humans.

Sustainable architecture (3 hours, 5 participants) > In this workshop Kryštof Janeš will take the participants to look at some of the best architects of 21th century while trying to solve some of the main issues of contemporary living in the urbanised areas of the city and examine the impacts that human practices have on natural landscapes. The mission is to try to create a model of an ideal house of the future using various materials.

Slow fashion (3 hours, 5 participants) > Anneta Naumova will consider the impact of human activity through an examination of fast fashion trends. The first part of the workshop is a theoretical overview of the clothing industry and its ethics, followed by the second, practical part in which the participant is able to recreate old clothing pieces through various creative methods.

'These ghosts are forever' or 'The secret afterlife of things tossed and forgotten' (3 hours, any number of participants) >

Lamija Čehajić's workjshop engages parrticipants in creating an accumulative collective sculpture. By bringing non-biodegradable objects from their everyday lives, the participants are invited to question what are the contemporary fossils that the current generation is leaving behind in the sediments of the planet, and what is the impact of the linear economy on the environment and human everyday conduct.