Sunday, April 1, 2012
Magdalena Kuchtova lives in Bratislava. Most recently public space has become her creative material, which interests her in its actual form with accumulated layers of genius loci, history, culture, social presence, etc. Magdalena aims to adopt social, historical and cultural layers of public environment and its penetration in her visual intervention. Another connection among selected projects is text, inseparable part of her works, where she is interested in semantic possibilities or significance in a given environments, which discovers possible politics, historical relativism or generational attitude.
Workshop 23.04.2012 
Tbilisi State Academy of Art / Faculty of Media Art (4 Fl) 508 Room
Artist work presentation 13.00- 14.00
"How much time do we spend at public spaces? What do we do there?
We try to examine the quality of public spaces by walking through the city in order to be in a direct physical contact with public space.
Walking helps us as a physical aspect for sensual perception of the city.
We will focus on simple social activities and interactions which depend on material environment of the city.
/Like a *game*/ The workshop will take place as a practical city-mapping according to the tasks which the participants can define and analyze. A database will be created this way, and the gained data will be useful as art material - in creation of artifacts."
In May 2012 Magdalena Kuchtova participated in the project "undergo. the parallels" with a project "Every 9 Minutes."
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