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 6:
Ten Years Night

"The character of philosopher Kamil Nábělek walks through the screens and gives a permanent guided tour of the exhibition. He reveals key moments in the current story. The sixt episode is based in Mihelic’s Gas Station, reminding us of celeriac."

CLUB OF OPPORTUNITIES EP. 6: Ten Years Night
(Exhibition creates an environments, where the narrative is gradually revealed through video, various objects, and ongoing live action)

Venue: Fotopub Project Space
at Mihelic’s Gas Station, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date: September 26 – October 29, 2019
Text: Dorian Batycka

The sixth iteration of an immersive multi-channel art project that explores polyphonic ideas about the nature of reality in the 21st century, albeit with a silent twist. Instead of bombarding viewers with overly didactic wall labels and long convoluted texts, the video installation is composed of narrators who debate the nature of reality from the perspective of a celery root.

→ Complete text by Dorian Batycka in PDF

Cast: P.Petr, J.Kostiha, E.Geislerová, K.Nábělek, Live performace: K.Nábělek, J.Jansa, Camera: K.Melka, K.Hlůže, J.Jansa, Graphic design: M.Groch, J.Horčík Photo: J.Jansa © 2019

Jakub Jansa, Ten Years Night, install. view, 6 channel synced video “Guided Tour”, 4:50, 2019
Jakub Jansa, Ten Years Night, “Keeping in Line”, UV print on engraved mirrors, LED, 160x100cm , 2019
Jakub Jansa, Ten Years Night, “Red Herring”, UV print on engraved mirrors, LED, 160x100cm, detail, 2019
Jakub Jansa, Ten Years Night, install. view, 6 channel synced video “Guided Tour”, 4:50, 2019
Jakub Jansa, Ten Years Night, “Occult table, UV print on engraved mirrors, 120x90x120cm, LED, 2019

CLUB OF OPPORTUNITIES
(pdf document)

Episode 6:
Ten Years Night

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