• City Gallery of Contemporary Art




PYL: Reality Surfing + Ondřej Vavrečka and Michal Cáb: Collection of Lumps

  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Admission fee 30 CZK

For any kind of visitor: child (aged 3 +), adult, dog or flea


Composed evening. Participative performance and film.

The evening is made of two independent events and is part of the activities of PLATO online publishers Octopus Press.

Reality Surfing by PYL collective is a visual performance offering the audience the opportunity to experience an alternative model of cohabitation of humans and inanimate entities. Authors invite visitors to forget rational logic and surf in a new reality connected with mushrooms, oranges, machines, spirits and other unexpected species. The new long version of Reality Surfing includes elements of performance, installation and participative playground, where any kind of visitor, from human to insect, can be either directly involved or just share the space and time.

Devised by PYL: Světlana Silič, Maria Komarova, Anna Romanova, Theresa Schrezenmeir
Production: Judita Císařová, Motus,z.s., Alfred ve dvoře, Terén—Field for performing arts
Thanks to: Sodja Zupanc-Lotker, Tomáš Procházka, Lukáš Jiřička, Andrey Dabrakou, Michal Mitro, CEDIT
Photos: Martin Špelda, Alfred ve dvoře
Supported by: MOTUS, z.s, Terén—Field for performing arts, DAMU

PYL is Prague based international art-group, which works in the field of object theatre, performance and visual arts. The group members often deal with everyday materials and their performative qualities, by paying close attention to the object itself and speculating about its (possible) functions. It was found in 2018.

Collection of Lumps by Ondřej Vavrečka and Michal Cáb is an endless “film” created using a slide projector with a carousel and four independent looped sound sources. Diapositives are transparent and carry a collection of lumps that the artist collected over several years from jumpers, belly buttons, floor-sweeping and corners of drawers. Sound is the lumps of words that need to be written to get rid of the crumbs in one’s head. Therefore, it is a hygienic “film”.

Ondřej Vavrečka is a filmmaker, musician, and artist. He uses transversal myth-poetic methods to get to know the world and live in it. He mixes serious and humorous attitudes, every day with the holiday, high and low. He teaches at Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Terén is a dramaturgy and production platform without a company or settled theatre that produces unique plays and bordery art projects every year.

PYL, Martin Špelda: Alfred ve Dvoře