Markéta Wagnerová is the pseudonym of artist Petr Dočkal, who most often engages with performance, film and music with a trademark does of ironic humor. Delicate Beauty of Apple Trees is an exhibition project spread between Galerie mladých and CIT cinema. It introduces a story of his other alter-ego, this time literary. Amadeus Plankton writes C-rated prose and even worse poems.
His first book, Delicate Beauty of Apple Trees, is a lesbian drama seen through the eyes of the four players in the story, and The Screaming Horror of Decayed Orchards could be described as an erotic zombie horror with a touch of fantasy in the style of J.K. Rowling. Amadeus Plankton’s literary works are inspired by apple orchards and farms in Kent, where he goes on annual picking jobs with other students and graduates of the arts and humanities.
Through documentary photographs, audiobooks and music video clips or video essays, he ironically comments on the everyday life of artists and intellectuals in their role as Eastern European day laborers.