Saturday Art Workshop: Transformation of Image / for the exhibition Thinking through Images – The Visual Events of Miroslav Petříček
Date and time
16. 12. 2023, 1–6 pm
The building is not barrier-free.
Sub A (Staroměstská station)
trams n. 2, 17, 18 (Karlovy lázně or Staroměstská stop)
5 CZK children under age 10
20 CZK the others (children, adults, seniors, parents)
free for the GHMP Member Plus card holders
Thinking through Images
During the art workshops, we will deal with the central theme of the exhibition – thinking in images, i.e. the relationship between image and text, perception, thought, gaze, movement, and consciousness. We will discuss the processes that interpenetrate these aspects. Importantly, we will deal with the direct effect of the image on our senses, the perception of the image by our body, and the process of interpretation via our thinking, i.e. the reciprocity between the artwork and the viewer. We will focus on the development of visual literacy and sensitivity. We will open up the question of how we perceive an image – whether as an event, a perception, a gesture, an idea, and also how the overall context of a place influences its effect and how we read an image based on our own experience.
In addition to traditional techniques, we will apply a wide range of experimental approaches, materials, and techniques in our artistic responses. We will try out site-specific installation and new media practices, for example engaging VR goggles with an app that enables us to paint in the space around us. We will be inspired by the exhibited works and installations whereby we will focus on themes such as chaos and order (Kateřina Štenclová, Tom Kotik), light and darkness (Václav Krůček, Jiří Matějů), concreteness and abstraction, recording and imprint (Adriena Šimotová and others), line and shape, gesture, and more. We will explore the possibilities and limits of the medium of image, its forms and how they overlap with other media. For example, through our own artistic interpretation, we will transform an existing image, into which we will enter using our own shadows, then take photographs of the resulting situations, and finally project them into different environments. We will observe and compare how these transformations affect us as viewers.