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The Spell of an Unspoken Promise

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  • Galerie TIC
    Radnická 4
    Brno 60200

In her essay, On Being Ill, Virginia Woolf writes:

Considering how common illness is, how tremendous the spiritual change that it brings, how astonishing, when the lights of health go down, the undiscovered countries that are then disclosed, what wastes and deserts of the soul a slight attack of influenza brings to view… it becomes strange indeed that illness has not taken its place with love and battle and jealousy among the prime themes of literature.

Novels, one would have thought, would have been devoted to influenza; epic poems to typhoid; odes to pneumonia… But no; … literature does its best to maintain that its concern is with the mind; that the body is a sheet of plain glass through which the soul looks straight and clear.”

The installation consisting of textile objects and a video by Tereza Vinklárková in Galerie mladých incorporates multiple thematic layers within itself.

The theme of illness, but also topic of mental health self-care and possible psychosomatic roots of some illnesses of the body overlay her own personal experience of physical debilitation and unequal position within the seemingly unhierarchical system of relations. Through visual metaphors along with a fragmented narrative of spoken word, the author’s subjective experience becomes an engaged message and also a distinctive art expression.

When the event takes place

3 may–4 june 2022

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Galerie TIC
Radnická 4
Brno 60200

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