- Jun 2016
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Spiritual Fitness is a physical practise developed for Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague (AAAD), presenting its complex self- development programe, in a form of public seminary. It is based on three video lessons (the first part talks about the development of self- confidence , second one is about the strengthening cooperation in working groups and third is summary). Lessons can be purchased at a special video cases, which are part of the gallery installation.
Day is night, water is fire, cocaine is not enough, depression does not exist. People are flying in the sky propelled by their own confidence. Everyone is going the same direction; to a brilliant day after tomorrow, and the work week begins and ends on Friday. The initial skepticism is like a plague, failure is prohibited and the winner is you. The path to self-confidence, positive thinking, success – that's Spiritual Fitness. An originally inconspicuous student movement has become today a possible model of a future studio at the School of Applied Arts, where weak individuals are being transformed into strong and resilient creatures. All this with with minimum effort invested. Two minutes and one touch is enough to mechanically reprogram the human body into a confident and solid mass. The movement of Spiritual Fitness aims to transform unconvincing presentations (by the weak voices of fragile shells) into indescribably wonderful lectures boasting punchlines from the dominant Supermen. At the beginning I also did not believe, but thanks to two minutes of sophisticated exercise, one is convinced about himself and his limitless choices and own brilliance.
Achieve self-confidence and healthy self-esteem is, in today's accelerated virtual world (which lacks empathy) incredibly difficult. Even creatively or technically talented individuals have problems making a mark because of strong doubts. Thanks goes to the laboratory of scientific studies that verifies various mechanical movements, and our highest hawk Jakub Jansa, who has discovered the secret source code of the human psyche. Day is night, water is fire, cocaine is not enough, depression does not exist. People are flying in the sky propelled by their own confidence. Everyone is going the same direction; to a brilliant day after tomorrow, and the work week begins and ends on Friday. The sun rose in the east and will no longer set. The initial skepticism is like a plague, failure is prohibited and the winner is you.
Directed by: Jakub Jansa
Camera by: Kryštof Hlůže, Kryštof Melka
Cast: Marie Jansová, William Valerián,
Agáta Nowaková, Petr Jakeš, Petr Hák
Voice: Dirk Wright
Sound: Jakub Jansa, Jaromír Hávorník, Kateřina Zochová,
Case objects: Jakub Jansa
Graphic Design: Štěpán Marko
VVVV: Jan Nálepa
Photos: Michal Ureš, Peter Fabo
Web: Florian Karsten