Dark Rays, Bright Rays

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Students from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic

"A gallery is constructed along laws as rigorous as those foring a medieval church. The outside world must not come in, so windows are usually sealed off. Walls are painted white. The ceiling becomes the source of light. The wooden floor is polished so that you click along clinically, or carpeted so that you pad soundlessly, resting the feet while the eyes have at the wall. The art is free, as the saying used to go, "to take on its own life." The discreet desk may be the only piece of furniture. In this context a standing ashtray becomes almost a sacred object, just as the firehose in a modern museum looks not like a firehose but an esthetic conundrum.“
(Inside the White Cube / Brian O‘Doherty)

This installation was prepared by art students and teachers specially for the Musrara Festival, exploring the potential of a given space. Each of the artists was given one school locker: 40 cm deep, 43cm high and 29cm wide. It was up to each artist to decide how to approach the locker space. All of the lockers together form a single illuminated object, bringing together their various contents in relations and connotations in a way that resembles a biotope when viewed from a distance.

Participants: Michal Adamovský, Anna Jarosz, Daniela Junášková, Julietta Korbel, Lucia Kuklišová, Šimon Levitner, Martin Netočný, Fábina Mertová, Zheng Minghui, Jakub Svoboda, JunYe Lin ,Antonín Jirát, Bára Stejskalová