Only place, about which we can say with certainty, that there´s life, is the planet Earth. Smart cities may in the future float on the water and fly through the universe. The life has bounced into the ability of producing dynamic lift power at many occasions, but the wings stay still important. God´s Work is a metaphorical initiation of flight, in which you can experience this uplift and beauty of nature in its rawness. The ability to absorb it and inability to bring this experience to gallery space were the main impulse for creation of this large-scale project. The exhibition is a journey here. It is possible to see it also from Taoist point of view, where the journey itself becomes both goal and work. All the traditional principles of the gallery organisation are disrupted and revaluated. Accompanying programs of the exhibition, are an equivalent or even main part of the project. “Journey” in the exhibition involves visits of artists, who work with and in the nature, and also of the artists, who only observe nature and install it in the aseptic gallery space, which has also transformed into one of many journeys. Contrast of the artificial and natural is what allures us. The inaccuracy of place, time and experience. The accuracy of the moment. The ability to perceive now and here, to share without words, to contextualise without manipulation. Nature is form of both body and spiritual cleansing. The project does not have ordinary curator, nor the architect, it is a live socio-system, which acts on both layers – the exhibition as an experience superior to the anesthetisation of nature against the nature as a product of art and discourse.
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Born in Prostějov, David Bartoš (*1993) and frontman of the band Chilly Weather entered the art scene several years ago as an art student at the Faculty of Education at Palacký University in Olomouc, where his artistic expression towards intermediality and conceptual approaches took shape. He later enriched his Olomouc experience and the influence of the teacher and artist Vladimír Havlík with the simultaneous perspective of the environmental studio of Barbara Klímová and Matěj Smetana at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno. His positive relationship to nature, connected among others with active mountaineering, was reflected in a number of environmental events and happenings (e.g. carrying of stones up Kosíř hill in Štemberov) or land art interventions in the landscape.