The Glare

The Podchod Festival takes place in Ostrava et the underpass under the Frýdlant bridges, one of Ostrava’s main transport hubs. The underpass is in poor technical condition, it smells of urine. I decided to take benefit of the local acoustics and in collaboration with Martin Dytko (music improvisation), I prepared a site-specific performance, which was based on the atmosphere of the place and responded to an existing installation by the artist Jan Vlček. His installation had reacted to the strong guitar sound and the tapes from old videotapes as well. I decided to use these tapes as a reference to a well-known event that took place at the underpass just before the Velvet Revolution in 1989.

Podchod festival, 12.5. 2023, Ostrava, photo Lucie Nožková.