• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Online premiere of video recording:

Alma Lily Rayner: A Survival Guide – Public reading

  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Video recording will be available on Thursday 11/2 from 12 pm until midnight at this link.

45 min

In Czech without subtitles

Admission free, no registration needed

After the online premiere, the recording will become a part of Alma Lily Rayner's installation as part of the exhibition of finalists of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2020 in PLATO.


One-day online premiere. Video recording of public reading performance from A Survival Guide by Alma Lily Rayner, created for Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2020 Exhibition.

Artist’s commentary:

In the performance each participant offers a piece of themselves. Each came to read a text meaningful for their existence. Some wrote their own words and some borrowed from the words of others. All are here to transform silence into a collective action.

Alma Lily Rayner

Participants: Andrea Tobolová, Mirka Slívová, Jakub Černý (reading a text by John Donne), Magdalena Šipka, Elena Gorolová, Martin Novák (reading Donnard White), Alex Sihelská, Radek Sabacký (reading Bell Hooks), Ladislav Fabian, Tess (reading Václav Hrabě), Bára Vidomská (reading Anastázie Klemensová), Zuzana Fialová, Alex Vonsík and Alma Lily Rayner (reading Audre Lorde).

Camera: Michal Blecha, Ivan Svoboda
Sound: Jakub Černý
Translation: Martin Novák, Olga Pek

The project is created by Alma Lily Rayner for Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2020 Exhibition. Organized by Jindrich Chalupecky Society in cooperation with PLATO.

Partners of Jindřich Chalupecký Society:

Main Partners: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Prague City Hall
Main Media Partner: Czech Television
Partners: Brno City Municipality, State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic, Prague 7, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Czech Centers, Arts and Theatre Institute, The Moravian Gallery in Brno, Center and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Prague, Residency Unlimited, MeetFactory, Papyrus Bohemia s.r.o., Biofilms, Fair Art
Media Partners: Artyčok.tv, Artmap, Artalk.cz, Radio Wave, A2, Art + Antiques, Art Viewer, Flash Art, Rail Reklam, GoOut
Partners of the JCHA 2020 Exhibition: Cyrkl, Graffneck, Jami s. r. o., Zlatá loď