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A grand attack on the grand masters or The Eastern Destruction of Werstern Values Ivan Mečl | 01.01.2010
A GRAND ATTACK ON THE GRAND MASTERS OR THE EASTERN DESTRUCTION OF WERSTERN VALUES
…sounds good, don’t you think? We here in the West can really put together some cool sentences when it comes to progress or decline. So, this is one of my first contributions to the topic of the end of the West as a concept – something I thought up all on my own (I’m not going to pretend otherwise), but which we’re going to make a big deal out of, since everybody is quivering in fear, self…
Modern Toss: Are the Scratchers of Turmoil Ivan Mečl | interview | 01.02.2009
MODERN TOSS: ARE THE SCRATCHERS OF TURMOIL
Jon Link and Mick Bunnage are the Writers, Cartoonists and Animators behind the ultra stylish and hilarious cult comic and TV series Modern Toss. They have written, designed and directed two Rose d’Or nominated series of their own Modern Toss (6 x 24 minute episode) cartoon sketch show, broadcast on UK ‘s Channel 4 in 2006 and 2008. A mixture of edgy, scratchy, blunt talking animated characters…
Yes or No Ivan Mečl | editorial | 01.02.2008
YES OR NO
The exhibit by the activist group, Guma Guar, at the Prague Municipal Gallery was damaged allegedly by a group of unknown iconoclasts, whose subsequent closing is accompanied by conspiracy theories. After the institution’s curator decided to prematurely shut the exhibit down without consulting the artists, the Czech art scene reacted in a rather atypical manner. Artists, whose exhibits had been…
OUT OF IT - We can never stop repeating that art is elsewhere. Life is also elsewhere. Ivan Mečl | theme out | 01.02.2008
OUT OF IT - WE CAN NEVER STOP REPEATING THAT ART IS ELSEWHERE. LIFE IS ALSO ELSEWHERE.
What is it that unites contemporary artists? Stepping back from ones own work, using strategies and understanding the rules of management. If they want to earn a living making art, then they have no other option. The developed cultural world is based on the economy of service and on speculation. The economy is the be all end all, and so artists must become speculators on the commodities market of…
THC Review and the Condemned Past Ivan Mečl | out - poetry | 01.02.2008
THC REVIEW AND THE CONDEMNED PAST
We are the fifth global party! Pítr Dragota and Viki Shock, Fragmenty geniality / Fragments of Charisma, May and June 1997. When Viki came to visit, it was only to show me some drawings and collages. It was only as an afterthought that he showed me the Czech samizdat publication from the late 1990s, THC Review. When he saw how it fascinated me, he panicked and insisted that THAT creation is…
The Second Culture in the USA Ivan Mečl | activism | 01.02.2008
THE SECOND CULTURE IN THE USA
Milan Kohout’s first performances took place in socialist Czechoslovakia at the beginning of the 80s. Much of the documentation of those early events was seized by the Czech secret police, and hence all that exists today are drawings by the author. One example is from the Be a Pig performance, where he went to a pig farm, stripped naked, lay down among suckling piglets, and nursed milk from a…
Fullness, plurality, and inner freedom Ivan Mečl | essay | 01.02.2008
FULLNESS, PLURALITY, AND INNER FREEDOM
The current social situation is by far more complicated and treacherous than the overly sophisticated leftist or right wing regimes of past centuries, where you eventually had the opportunity to tell and verify good apart from evil. In the present times one can stay blind for a lifetime, because the ever-changing and elastic situation fills up every gap of our needs and possibilities. At the same…
Vision of a Czech Cultural Apocalypse in Two Acts Ivan Mečl | visions | 01.02.2008
VISION OF A CZECH CULTURAL APOCALYPSE IN TWO ACTS
Dear readers, That which takes place on the following pages, can easily be re-enacted on the stages of many proving grounds that remain after complete loss of identity, to imitate the dances of their mammoth neighbors in vain attempts at an original gesture. These include, say, the happenchance enrichment of Slovenia, the unjust impoverishment of Moldavia and the complete incomprehension of…
Ivan Mečl | editorial | 01.01.2008
EDITORIAL
We work like old people, yet we behave like children more than ever before. We surround ourselves with mobile miracles, and therefore we have no idea what we are dealing with. We try to live in safety, and yet we do not know what it means to be safe. Many of us have lost time, but acquired “things.” We love “things” and their names sound nice to us. We love them, but they do not love us. We are…
Wicked / Interview with Jim Hollands Ivan Mečl | interview | 01.01.2008
WICKED / INTERVIEW WITH JIM HOLLANDS
“A person must shake someone’s hand three times while gazing intently into their eyes. That’s the key to memorizing their name with certainty. It is in this way that I’ve remembered the names of 5,000 people who have been to the Horse Hospital,” Jim Hollands told me. Hollands is an experimental filmmaker, musician and curator. In his childhood, he suffered through tough social situations and…
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