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Expedition

Recollection of Jezeří/Eisenberg Arboretum

Workshop with Miloš Šejn
Location: Arboretum of Jezeří
Frontiers of Solitude
12.9.13.9.

An improvised workshop with Miloš Šejn, inspired by the environment of the castle at Jezeří, and especially its former arboretum, consisting of the vast Eisenberg park, which is located between the castle and the former village of Albrechtice.

The content of the workshop intended as an inquiry into the hill of Jezeří, and improvised actions will take place in several locations.

Program

Saturday 12 September
Noon: meeting at the Jezeří Castle
1-7 PM: workshop

Sunday 13 Septemer
9 AM-2 PM: workshop

2 PM: A journey alongside the ČSA mine to Horní Jiřetín, and travel by bus to the Osek Monastery.

6PM: Closing party at the Osek Monastery, together with a workshop lead by Peter Cusack. The workshop is open to the public but is limited to 10 participants. Registration and information: milos@skolska28.cz

Since 1995, Miloš Šejn, together with Frank van de Ven, have been organizing the biennial interdisciplinary open air Body-Site-Exploration projects, taking place in various national and cultural reserves in the Czech Republic (Kokořín Valley, Plasy Monastery, Bohemian Karst, Bechyně Monastery, Český Raj, Šumava and Krkonoše Mountains, and Kuks). It is called the Bohemiae Rosa Project.

Miloš Šejn works in the fields of visual art, performance and study of visual perception. From the beginning of the 1960s he took pictures, drew, collected and described his observations of nature during his wanderings through the Czech landscape. Currently he teaches mixed media and the relationship of nature and art as intrinsic needs of the mind, and focuses on immediate creative possibilities, based upon relations between historical humanized landscapes and intact nature. …

Full schedule and more information is available at the project website: http://frontiers -of-solitude.org
Registrations at: info@frontiersofsolitude.org

Workshop is organized by Školská 28 Gallery (DEAI/Setkání) as part of a bigger, transnational project called Frontiers of Solitude (www.frontiers-of-solitude.org/ ), supported from the EEA Grants (Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway) through the programme CZ06 Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Art. Partners of the project are Atelier Nord in Oslo, Norway, and the Center for Visual Art Skaftfell, Iceland.

Pohled na zámek Jezeří z arboreta, začátek 20. stol, foto: archiv

Pohled na zámek Jezeří z arboreta, začátek 20. stol, foto: archiv

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