CLUB OF OPPORTUNITIES

"Each episode of The Club (i.e. exhibition) introduces new characters and plot twists. Each exhibition creates a situations which hover between reality and fiction, where the narrative is gradually revealed through video, various objects, and ongoing live action.  Through mixed genres, from drama to absurdity, The Club thematise archetypal social topics and gradually uncovers the anatomy of mythology and storytelling. The main hero is the overlooked vegetable - Celeriac.

Club of Opportunities reflects upon strategies of dark-side influencers, posing questions of hierarchical relationships and authority. In the context of vegetable hierarchy Celeriac finds itself on very low position. In the supermarkets we can find Celeriac roots situated on the bottom shelves, Avocados are always highlighted in the center. Over the course of the past six episodes, low forms elevate in status into the high ones and vice versa. Somewhere during that transformation, new opportunities were created.

The main storyteller is Kami Nábělek, a fairly eccentric philosopher who makes live appearances at The Club’s openings and then on occasion during the run of the shows. He delivers speeches full of scientific and pseudoscientific concepts and reveals key moments in the current story."

Season 1:
PAF Pioneer Works


Episode 6:
Ten Years Night


Episode 5:
Keeping in Line


Episode 4:
Britannica Bootcamp


Episode 3:
My name is Red Herring


Episode 2:
April showers bring May flowers


Episode 1:
Bowling Bar

CLUB OF OPPORTUNITIES

Episode 4:
Britannica Bootcamp

"Other celerists are shocked by Red Herring’s acting, but they don't know how to react. That's why they are looking for help. They are based in the departmant called Britanica Bootcamp, reminding us of a hybrid of training camp and library. Soo, on which page to start, hm?"

CLUB OF OPPORTUNITIES EP. 5: Britannica Bootcamp
(Exhibition creates an environments, where the narrative is gradually revealed through video, various objects, and ongoing live action)

Venue: CEAAC, Strasbourg, France
Date: September 20 – October 28, 2018,
Curator: Elodie Gallina

Oh yes! We're here. This is the fourth episode of The Club of Opportunities. We're in the middle of a story which started a little bit earlier, let's say in some mythological proto-form and maybe the story is only starting to show itself. We don't know yet.
   Other celerists are shocked by Red Herring’s acting, but they don't know how to react. That's why they are looking for help.
They are based in the departmant called Britanica Bootcamp, reminding us of a hybrid of training camp and library. Soo, on which page to start, hm?
   → Complete text by Kamil Nábělek in PDF

Camera: Kryštof Hlůže Kryštof Melka, Performace: Patrik Petr, Ester Geislerová, Jakub Jansa, Kamil Nábělek, Sound recording: Anna Žihlová, Graphic design: Jan Horčík Photo: Jakub Jansa © 2018

Jakub Jansa
Jakub Jansa
Jakub Jansa
Jakub Jansa

CLUB OF OPPORTUNITIES
(pdf document)

Episode 4:
Britannica Bootcamp

CLUB OF OPPORTUNITIES
(video)

Episode 4:
Britannica Bootcamp

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