Who we are


OBJECT:PARADISE was founded in 2018 at Ouky Douky Cafe in Prague, Czech Republic by Tyko Say and Jeff Milton. The original concept was simple and remains our core principal today: let’s make poetry readings and happenings more interactive and dynamic.

We don’t believe in a poetic language nor the best words in the best order, but rather believe that readings can be a celebration of language that everyone can come to. We want to deconstruct the classism and prejudice inherent in “good” language versus “bad” language use and, instead, celebrate the moment that language exists in.

In 2018 OBJECT:PARADISE had its first event, Poetry of Sound, at the Czech Inn in Prague, Czech Republic. The poetic happening would inspire future events that emphasize the connotative forces of language; specifically, performance, sound, and space.

In 2020 OBJECT:PARADISE, z.s. became an official non-profit organization recognized by the Czech government. Our collective has three equal governing bodies which are reflective of our mission to put language in context: poetics, performance, and sound. 


The OBJECT:PARADISE collective has four current members ︎



Founder & Director of Poetics and Media
Tyko Say
Director of Peformance
Sandra Pasławska
Director of Sound
Roksan Mandel

Director of Poetics & Czech Media
Jaromír Lelek  




/ OBJECT:PARADISE IS THE INDUCTIVE SEDUCTION OF THE OBJECTIVE MOMENT / USE THE LANGUAGE THAT THE PERFORMER AND AUDIENCE CREATE IN THAT MOMENT / CONTEXT IS COTEXT / EVERYTHING IS PART OF THE PERFORMANCE / THE AUDIENCE IS THE POET / DETHRONE, THEN DEMOTE THE POET WHO CAME KNOWING / ELIMINATE THE EGO / DEPLATFORM THE STAGE / ORCHESTRATE THE CHAOS / LANGUAGE EXISTS ONLY IN A SINGLE MOMENT, THAT MOMENT /  DOWN WITH DENOTATION /  CELEBRATE THE PARTY THAT LANGUAGE IS / THE BEST WORDS IN THE BEST ORDER DOES NOT EXIST / LET ALL PLANS GO WRONG / DEMONETIZE LANGUAGE / EMBRACE MISCOMMUNICATION /  PROMOTE THE CONTEXT FOR THE SUBJECTIVE WORLD TO BE EXPERIENCED IN THE OBJECTIVE MOMENT