Uroboros 2023 Festival Opening

Welcome to the Uroboros 2023 festival! Feral chitchats, rituals, drinks, and snackssss.

2 Nov Thu 18:30 CEST

2 Nov Thu 19:00 CEST

The Uroboros 2023 festival awakens on the evening of Thursday, November 2th, in the premises of Petrohradská Kolektiv.

Join us at 18:00 for a short speech by the festival curators. There will be snacks and drinks but feel free to bring anything you would like to gulp and chew. Don’t hesitate to bring friends too.

Stay with us for the performative opening ritual Krev není voda / Blood is not Water by Darina Alster & Jan Matýsek starting at 19:00.

Stay also for the Unforseeable Structures music/dance experiment by Ester Grohová, Kateřina Jagla and Lenka Vořechovská starting at 20:30, and for Jana Bernartová’s olfactory offering That’s How It Smells 0 0 255 emerging at 21:30.

After 22:00, you can also drift with the festival artists and get a tour around the feral exhibition – to meet lime green parasitic flowers, untropomorfic figures, popping kombuchas, various feral data curiosities and synthetic creatures alike.

We are so much looking forward to seeing you in Petro <3

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Markéta Dolejšová

Markéta Dolejšová is a design researcher and curator experimenting with feral, relational ways of knowing and doing, often in multispecies settings. She is currently affiliated as a postdoctoral research fellow at Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture (FI) where she helps to sprout a practice-based inquiry into more-than-human epistemologies and data (Open Forest) and teaches experimental design research. Previously, she worked with the CreaTures – Creative Practices for Transformational Futures EU project (2020-22) where she led the Laboratory of experimental artistic productions. Markéta has co-founded several art-design research initiatives including the Uroboros festival, the Open Forest Collective, the Feeding Food Futures network, and the Fermentation GutHub.

Lenka Hámošová

Lenka Hámošová is a visual artist and researcher focusing on synthetic media and the use of artificial intelligence in artistic practice. As part of her PhD at the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague, she is specifically interested in the collective perspectives of human-AI co-creation and experimentation with participatory approach for AI-assisted media synthesis. She also explores ways of interdisciplinary collaboration in her educational and research activities related to the activities of the Uroboros collective (Uroboros Festival), of which she is a co-founder. 

She graduated from the Master’s programme in Design at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and Visual Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. She has initiated creative AI meet-ups in Prague, designed an educational set of brainstorming AI/ML cards Collective Vision of Synthetic Reality and is starting teaching her own course on AI in artistic practice at Centre for Audiovisual Arts at FAMU Prague. In the past she has taught at various visual arts programmes such as MA Future Design at Prague City University and Digital Arts at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava.

Michal Kučerák

Michal Kučerák is a researcher, lecturer, and curator with a particular emphasis on art mediation and digital projects. Presently, he is actively engaged with a contemporary art foundation TBA21, where he contributes to their digital team, specializing in digital research and projects, specifically Ocean-Archive.org (TBA21–Academy). Additionally, he is pursuing his PhD studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Technology in Brno. Michal initiated a research exhibition project called #DATAMAZE (DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, 2018-2022), which revolves around enhancing digital and data literacy through the medium of contemporary art and design. He co-organizes Uroboros festival focused on socially engaged design and artistic practice. You can find him in his studio at Petrohradská kolektiv (Prague, CZ).

Enrique Encinas

Enrique Encinas (they/he) is a design researcher exploring the patterns and textures formed by (other than) + humans and technologies through creative, critical and collaborative practices. He works as Associate Professor in Interaction Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). They have co-lead projects involving governmental, artistic and educational institutions such as the European Union Policy Lab, the Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona (CCCB) or SpeculativeEDU.