Sharing experience through imagination, storytelling, and sharing experiences is a traditional method of psychotherapy used in Jungian-type analytical psychology, especially in catatymically imaginative psychotherapy. The installation, which we are entering at the exhibition of Tania Nikula and Linda Hauerová entitled About trees, a jellyfish and stomachache, at the first sight evokes the impression of a kind of therapy through the imagination of nature. It deals with a person's frequent desire to disappear in the forest, to observe the stars and to enjoy the blending of reality with imagination.
In this exhibition season, the space made of niches and foyer of the konText gallery will be significantly changed again. It spontaneously builds on and develops also the situation of previous exhibition, which sensitively reflected the characteristics of the place and changed its architectural nature, erased the early Baroque niches, and this in addition thematised the gallery space itself.
For the duo Tania Nikulina and Tomáš Bryscejn, the function and nature of the specific architectural space of niches and foyer of the gallery is the starting point. They change it with textiles. The installation encourages to stay at a place, wait and immerse into new situation. Temporary wall from the previous exhibition remains at the same place, the only thing changes is its character and material. Maybe it´s déjà vu, maybe dream and maybe something in between. Be guided by an unknown guide, or sit down on a couch for example, when you remember, how it looks like!
Tania Nikulina comes from Irkutsk, and in Prague she studied and graduated with bachelor´s degree in the field of sculputre, at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM), where she continues her studies. Her art program involves textiles, she creates objects and installations with overlaps into the live stuations. Tomáš Bryscejn visits the painting studio under the lead of Jiří Černický and Michal Novotný at the UMPRUM since 2003, during his studies he went through internship in the sculpture studio under the lead of Dominik Lang and Edith Jeřábková. In present, he begins his internship at the Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna. His artistic practice comes from paintings.