Eloïse Bonneviot & Anne de Boer: A devoured hedge burrows deep II

Eloïse Bonneviot & Anne de Boer: A devoured hedge burrows deep II

Presented for the first time in the context of the city of Prague, A devoured hedge burrows deep II is an interactive spatial installation featuring a virtual game that forges new avenues for aesthetic and environmental engagement. 

The experiential and entertaining aspect of the game is presented as a possible way of facing complex issues of ecological catastrophe concernig the modern cityscape, where feelings of guilt and powerlessness often prevail. Situated in the gallery of the most experimental library in the Czech Republic, The Czech National Library of Technology, the project presents an amalgam of interactive sculptures connected with  audio visual content and a virtual landscape. The exhibition invites you to explore the interplay between our digital surroundings and the ecosystems they seek to represent, fostering the discourse at the intersection of data, technology, and ecology. 

Central to this experience is the active engagement of visitors, as their (inter-)actions directly shape the appearance of the simulated landscape and the evocative ambient sounds that envelop them. This experience will be open to several groups of visitors–players during a guided participatory game sessions with the artists. In the game the participants will be able to inhabit other than human characters, based on the different actants in urban environments.

As the city is heating up, how can we imagine its future as resilient instead of reactive towards these changes? How does these challenges materialize for the local citizens and the specifics of Prague ecosystems? 

Eloïse Bonneviot (FR, 1986) and Anne de Boer (NL, 1987) are an artistic duo based in Berlin. They are looking at interspecies relationships, climate anxieties and world building speculations to create works. Different types of gameplays are used to generate collectively imagined stories about our future within times of ecological collapse. Dwelling on digital culture, technology as well as DIY methods, the duo is carefully picking the materials used in the work in entanglement with their surroundings. Their experiments result in installations and performative works that engage with an audience differently than in traditional exhibition formats. From 2014 to 2022 they operated as the Mycological Twist, and before that from 2011 to 2020 they were part of the collective HARD-CORE. 

Practical information: 

The exhibition is open Monday – Sunday between 10 AM – 6 PM.
The gallery space is barrier-free, including access to sanitary facilities.

Registration is possible via GoOut.net on the following links:

Friday 19.4. od 17:00 (ENG)
> https://goout.net/cs/eloise-bonneviot-and-anne-de-boer-a-devoured-hedge-burrows-deep-ii-game-session/szmmwbx/

 Sunday 21.4. od 15:00 (ENG)
> https://goout.net/cs/eloise-bonneviot-and-anne-de-boer-a-devoured-hedge-burrows-deep-ii-game-session/szlmwbx/

Wednesday 24.4. od 14:00 (ENG / CZ)
> https://goout.net/cs/eloise-bonneviot-and-anne-de-boer-pohlceni-v-hloubi-housti-ii-herni-setkani/szsmwbx/

Saturday 27.4. od 15:00 (ENG / CZ)
> https://goout.net/cs/eloise-bonneviot-and-anne-de-boer-pohlceni-v-hloubi-housti-ii-herni-setkani/sztmwbx/

The number of places at individual game sessions is limited and participation is possible based on prior registration.
The primary language of the game sessions will be English. Each session will last approx. 90 minutes. 
In need of special assistance please contact us upon registration via zuzanasramkova@sjch.cz.


The exhibition A devoured hedge burrows deep II is organized within the international project Islands of Kinship: A Collective  Manual for Sustainable and Inclusive  Art Institutions, co-funded by Czech Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, City of Prague, Czech-German Fund for the Future and the European Union.