PHOTOREPORT: A NIGHT WHEN LEHKOST WAS ALIVE

FACADE PROJECT
Aliona Solomadina
Lightness

Lehkost (Lightness) is the luminous installation by the conceptual artist Aliona Solomadina and also the fourth piece within the site-specific art-series by Kunsthalle Praha called Facade Project. Lehkost is the luminous installation by the conceptual artist Aliona Solomadina and also the fourth piece within the site-specific art-series by Kunsthalle Praha called Facade Project

Solomadina works at the intersection of typography and conceptual art. And one of her key sources of inspiration is architecture. In her native Kyiv, she started developing the City Of Forms project, which consists on investigating the city's architecture and urban life in a variety of ways: guided by Google Maps, taking notes, making photography. She examines every detail and lets herself moved by her surroundings. This is how she captures shapes and then interprets and converts them into letterforms. This is exactly how Lehkost, a piece of art influenced by the brutalist architecture of Karel Prager and Milan Kundera‘s famous novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, was created.

The light installation Lehkost was created in Prague in 2019 during the residency program organized by the Ukraine Institute with the support of Kunsthalle Praha.


Lehkost LIVE: introduction of the installation
5. 2. 2020

An evening gathering with conceptual artist Aliona Solomadina, who introduced her light installation Lehkost. The head curator of Kunsthalle Praha, Christelle Havranek, took the opening speech and the experimental electronica soundtrack of the evening was provided by Daria Veshtak aka Sirakusy.

Photo: Filip Kopecký


Audiovisual performance in club swim
5. 2. 2020

An unrepeatable performance of Ukrainian tandem Sirakusy + Goldenilustra and Czech eclectic duo Citty & Aeldryn presented the audio-visual possibilities of the City of Forms project. The event with the sounds of a dark ambient and hypnotic techno was created in collaboration with Lunchmeat Festival.

Photo: Filip Kopecký


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