Maqlú (Burning): 7th part

8.6. 2018, Cheb Backyard Festival

Photo by Gallery 4, Martin Svojtka and Josef Tuma

Translation to Czech by Sylva Ficová


Burn the evidence. Burn yourself.

This is part of performance art series based on the Old Babylonian text „Maqlú“ (Burning) which has nine tablets. Each performance deals with one of them. It is a kind of protective ritual text. Each tablet I am making in a different style, referring to another spiritual tradition. At the end of the performance, the audience can burn up some little thing that symbolizes what they want to get rid of in their life. It is always a site-specific action for a particular space.