Barbora Kleinhamplová & Tereza Stejskalová/3.1

Date: Since 11 of May till 10 of June

Format: video

Place: Fabrika Escapist Apartment

Artist Barbora Kleinhamplová and theoretician Tereza Stejskalová produced in collaboration video Sleepers’ Manifesto (2014) and theatre play of the same name. The work loosely enunciated the conditions we face in the capitalist society, specifically the lack of sleep and its social repercussions. As one of the characters mentions, through the decades we have progressively slept less and less, which, in turn, characterizes and differentiated a successful individual from the rest. In the video, the characters participate, either actively or not, in a protest against the attack on the domain of sleep. Kleinhamplová and Stejskalová are both researching — individually or together and in texts or art pieces — the current conditions of labour, institutional practises and psychological impacts on people living in the late capitalist society. Tereza Stejskalová is developing the question of institutional practice in the initiative tranzit.cz where she examines the project of a feminist (art) institution and its codex together with several Czech art institutions. Barbora Kleinhamplová founded (together with artist Eva Koťátková) Institute of Anxiety which is an art project aiming to be a platform where anxiety communicates through mutual meetings and lectures and where the potential solutions can be found.

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