The Infra-ordinary Lab

A site-specific participatory performance that invites you on a multi-sensory exploration of Holešovická Tržnice, framing perception and peeling the skin of the everyday to reveal hidden narratives: Prague Quadrennial Festival 2023

Holesovicka Trznice, Bubenské nábřeží 306/13, 170 04  Praha 7 – Holešovice – Outdoors (Starting point – lab base – by building n. 40, you can click on the market area map below)

Dates and Times:
10 June 2023, 10:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:00
12 June 2023, 10:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:00
15 June 2023, 10:30-13:00, 14:00-17:00
17 June 2023, 10:30-13:00, 14:00-17:30

The Infra-ordinary Lab: Participatory Performance
Venue: H40 – Outside, Date: 10, 12, 15, 17 June 2023, Time: 10:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:00* (*last entrance)

Allow minimum 60 minutes, please bring your own headphones/earphones and smartphone. It takes place outdoors and involves walking (we recommend comfortable shoes and sun protection).

The Infra-ordinary Lab Presents Taste Impressions with chef Paul Day
Venue: H40 – Outside, Date: 14 June 2023,  Time: 18:00-20:00

We spend more and more time in clinical environments, often a sterile world of a reality mediated through a screen and experienced mainly audio-visually. We take our everyday, seemingly mundane reality for granted. We have become so accustomed to it that we no longer perceive it. Equally, we take our own bodies for granted, simply accepting the information our senses feed us without questioning what is happening.

This performance is conceived as a playful experimental laboratory to help you question some of these habitual ways by framing your experience of a particular place. Through spoken and other sensory prompts, some of the hidden narratives of this unique place and its history will be revealed, while also opening up space for your own imagination.

The project is part of an ongoing artistic research by artist and educator Tereza Stehlikova, which explores how our environment becomes an extension of our mental landscape, while also shaping it, and the role our senses play in mediating this vital relationship, as well as the impact of technology on it. These themes are further explored in the journal Tangible Territory, which Tereza launched during the pandemic and which invites artists and scholars to discuss these topics.

The Infra-ordinary Lab has been developed through a series of collaborative workshops and local encounters, engaging with the place through all the senses and experiencing it through all the seasons.

To follow us on Instagram: @infraordinary_lab/

The Infra-ordinary Lab, 2023

The Infra-ordinary team:

Tereza Violet Stehlikova is a Czech/British artist, filmmaker & researcher. Her multi-disciplinary art practice explores the role of our senses & embodiment in conveying meaning. She edits a cross-disciplinary journal Tangible Territory.

Lab assistants
Amy Neilson Smith
Becka McFadden
Vincent Klusák
Hana Kokšalová
Karel Komorous
Isabel Magdic
Olga Svobodová
Katja Vaghi
Aslihan Ucer
Anna Zazvorova

Set and prop design
Babi Targino

Map design
Tony Jumr

Oliver Torr (tactile sound)
Yumi Mashiki (musical track)

Taste Impressions
Paul Day

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