Katerina Seda leads a marathon 24-hour long lecture over the final two days of Wide Open School.
In the artist’s own words:
“Unknown girl, Acquaintance on sight, Demonstrator, Daughter, Granddaughter, Little wife, Madam, Keyhole - Key, Katy, the Šedá, girl
Homeless Man, Window Exhibition, There Is Nothing There, Raising Children, It Doesn’t Matter, Her Mistress , For Every Dog A Different Master, Over And Over, Der Geist Von Uhyst, No Light, Mirror Hill, From Morning Till Night, Líšeň Profile, Gimme a Break!
Whenever one of my actions ends, it’s clear to me that I can’t pull it off in a gallery. I’ve tried practically every available means, but I still haven’t succeeded in finding a more precise form of getting the message across than direct INDOCTRINATION of the spectator face-to-face. Often something goes on inside people during the action itself, perhaps partly because a better form of opening up simply doesn’t exist. For this reason I decided this time to indoctrinate the spectators into myself. I am not exhibiting any objects, but the full concentration of the public must be drawn primarily to my presence and to the journey I will lead everyone present on. Still, I expect that they will draw my attention, and by means of common focus we will shift things that I myself could not move.
You can experience indoctrination, opening, discovery, transformation, surprise, passing on, viewing, lecture, inquiry, confession, statement, testimony, recitation, radiation, focus and indoctrination into Kateřina Šedá during this 24 hour action.”
This performance will be conducted in Czech with consecutive English translation.
Please note that there will be filming taking place during this event.
This is a FREE event
Venue: Hayward Project Space
Duration: 24 hours