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OBJECT:VAULT is an interview series where we try to find the answer to what poetry is and isn't. Do you think you know the answer? Get in touch with us!
SIKSA (posted July 2, 2022)
We met with the Polish group Siksa for the next episode of OBJECT:VAULT. They performed a fable narrative of their book "The Uses of Enchantment" to a soundscape of trudging bass and blue light.
They occupied the entire front room of Meet Factory in Prague, hanging from fixtures, towering on tables, and stripping their clothes off in the Sunday crowd. The performance was over an hour and a half long and spanned emotions of anger, pleasure, sadness, and angst.
In an interview with the duo, they said "the text is written in the moment, but it's not improvised--we work together and listen to each other". This was their last stop on their European tour before they traveled back to Poland.
Mark Baker (posted October 26, 2021)
Was Allen Ginsberg a rough hat or a big wig? We sat down with Mark Baker, founder of the Globe bookstore and author of Čas Proměn. What was the air in Prague like after the velvet revolution? How was being an expat in the 90s and running one of the first English bookstores in Prague?
Read more about his new book at his instagram.
Honza Dibitanzl (posted August 18, 2021)
We sat down with Honza Dibitanzl, a prolific figure in the Czech slam poetry scene and who was also part of our last event, Excuse me, Žižkov.
Zara Wildmoons (posted June 22, 2021)
We sat down with Prague-based photographer and performance artist Zara Wildmoons to talk about lightness and darkness.
See her work at her website.
See her work at her website.
Mary Palencar (posted June 4, 2021)
For OBJECT:VAULT Episode 8, we sat down with Mary Palencar at her exhibition, titled Tempura. Palencar is a Baltimore born, Prague based artist, and a frequent participant at OBJECT:PARADISE events.
Gordon @ žižkovšiška (posted March 10, 2021)
For OBJECT:VAULT Episode 7, we sat down with Gordon from žižkovšiška and discussed Žižkov culture, the spirit of the Sunday soup and the importance of building a community.
Johnathan Ledgard (posted Feb 24, 2021)
Two weeks ago we sat down with Johnathan Ledgard, a 2013 New York Times book of the year author, past correspondent for The Economist, and a novelist who is concerned with the relationship between nature and artificial intelligence.
He shared with us his thoughts on the relationship between hip hop & poetry, and how he experienced poetry as a traveling journalist.
You can purchase Johnathan's book Giraffe on Amazon: here
Mark Divo (posted Jan 20 2021)
Mark Divo is a Zurich-raised conceptual artist and curator of the Dada tradition who has developed innovative concepts with inhabiting abandoned spaces. Divo stood behind the most vibrant and influential squatting scenes of the past two decades in Switzerland and elsewhere; founder of the first group behind Berlin’s legendary alternative art hub Tacheles in the very early 1990s, squatting houses and creating temporary museums in Zurich or Copenhagen later on, painting large murals in Vienna, Košice or Prague, Mark was spreading the idea of solidary and non-commercial culture accessible to everyone.
See more of his work at his website.
Adéla Hrdličková (posted Jan 5 2021)
Last week we caught up with Adéla Hrdličková on the yellow line and discussed poetry and poetic moments.
Michael Rowland (posted Dec 31 2020)
We sat down with Michael Rowland at Prague Art Fair and discussed paint and word. Check it out here in our third episode of OBJECT:VAULT.
Alibek Kazbekov (posted Dec 20 2020)
For episode two of OBJECT:VUALT, This week in we ran into a Žižkov poet in the potraviny, Alibek Kazbekov. Follow their work at @alibek.kazbekov
Jaromír Lelek (posted July 29 2020)
Our first episode of OBJECT:VAULT: "A John Donne sweater would be very--you would see a lot of patterns, a lot of argumentative, scholastic, theological patterns, but it would still be warm and and hot and cozy and human.."