May 18th, 6:30 p.m.
As part of the Listening to the waterfalls of the sun exhibition, Kasha Potrohosh, whose works range from photo through painting to performance, will present her latest sonic research in the small garden at Beskydská 12. Instruments made out of natural materials, created through an intuitive process will be played by the artist through the usage of a contact microphone, accompanied by her singing and voice overs. Field recordings from the forests of Bratislava and Ostrava will also be mixed in to create a calm, healing sound. The performance strives to be a sonic experiment, a concert and a meditation inviting listeners to open themselves up to the many “unheard” sounds of the universe.
The performance will be preceded by curator Flóra Gadó's guided tour at 6 p.m.
Kasha Potrohosh is a Ukrainian artist who is currently based and studying intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Her work, which focuses on intermedia, covers a broad spectrum of activities and projects. In addition to her solo work, she has been an active member of the MAPSN performance group. The topics that Kasha explores touch upon the subjective experience of gender roles, self therapy as well as reflections of broader social, feminist, environmental topics. She frequently employs textile as a camouflage or a reflection of social masking.
Utilizing various media, Kasha‘s art is context- and situation specific. She often works with music, textiles, and natural materials, including the viewer. Her art is subtle, intimate and at the same time critical of power structures and toxic manipulation. It is important for her to have a caring approach to the audience during interactions, and sometimes sharply criticizing violence, she assumes the role of the victim, and takes on her (and the victim's) burden.
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ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit.
Supported using public funding by the Slovak Arts Council.
The project has been kindly supported by the Polish Institute in Bratislava.
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