During the autumn 2012 I replied to the call of Multidisciplinary Contemporary Arts Centre Cooltour in Ostrava city, the Czech Republic, which was looking for fresh projects iniciators. Under their platform I had the chance to organize the project called „Silicon Heaven of Ostrava“ focused on the connection of arts and ecology through the usage of electrical waste.

The name of the project was inspired by the British sitcom Red Dwarf, the episode “Last day”, where the android Kryten was concieved that all of the old electrical machines, robots and even the calculators will come to the silicon heaven. Therefore, we decided to prepare one silicon heaven in Ostrava too.

The aime was to make a workshop and the exhibition of the electrical waste objects and to show how the diferent kinds of material can be transformed to the art. The official workshop was held at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Ostrava by students of Sculpture, supervised by Jaroslav Koléšek and Jan Šnéberger, and by students of Intermedia studies supervised by Petr Lysáček.

In October, students entered an electrical waste recycling center and chose up to 1 tonne of waste. Afterwards they were creating their art objects in the studios. The project culminated with an exhibition in the Multidisciplinary Contemporary Arts Centre in the end of November. The part of the event was also screening of the movie Waste Land, music experiment of local music formation Chee Chaak Tips! Crew and cassettes tapes painting by young artist Eva Jašková.

Project was held with the support of OKD Foundation and the participation of the non-profit organization Asekol organizing the collection of the electrical waste on the national level. In the section “For Joy” of OKD Foundation the project was awarded as the best Art/Eco project of the year 2012.

Last but not least, during the whole exhibiting time the project was followed by the supportive events - screening of the movie Garbage Warrior, design workshop from the electrical waste by Vladimir Růžička (now Waste and London) and the competition for public in making DIY objects from electrical waste.

Silicon Heaven of Ostrava City, 2012 // concept and production for Cooltour, Cultural Centre // curatorial practice
3 video spots released before the event graduated

editing by: Eva Šlosarová
creative team: Michaela Davidová, Michaela Andrassy, Kateřina Šlapáková, Markéta Hajduková, Vladimír Růžička, Tereza Vojtasíková and Roza
production: Media section, Cooltour
(without English Subtitles)
Official spot of the event

editing by: Eva Šlosarová
creative team: Michaela Davidová, Michaela Andrassy, Kateřina Šlapáková, Markéta Hajduková, Vladimír Růžička, Tereza Vojtasíková and Roza
production: Media section, Cooltour
(without English Subtitles)
Official document mapping the Junk Art in Ostrava city with the Faculty of Fine Arts

editing by: Eva Šlosarová
production: Media section, Cooltour
(without English Subtitles)
Jan Špaček - Výkřik (Sculpture studies)
Petra Doležalová - ROBĚ (Sculpture studies)
Michaela Bachoríková - Časový průnik (Sculpture studies)
Victorita Andres - Abstract portrait (Erasmus student at Sculpture studies)
David Mazanec - Souhvězdí (Painting)
Tomáš Arnošt - Asi racci (Sculpture studies)
Milan Vrána - Ryba (Sculpture studies)
Martin Mydlařík - Angel Multimix 250W (Sculpture studies)
Barbora Jahodová - Zvuky uplynulé doby (Intermedia studies)
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