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A film by Paul Wright
15 April 2019, 8:30 PM
Cinema Ponrepo

Directed by Paul Wright
Music by Will Gregory and Adrain Utley
Producers: Hopscotch Films
UK, 2017, 78 min.

Scouring 100 years of archive footage, BAFTA-winner Paul Wright constructs an exhilarating study of the British people’s shifting – and contradictory – relationship to the land. The film goes on a sensory, visceral journey through the contrasting seasons, taking in folk carnivals and fetes, masked parades, water divining and harvesting. Set to a grand, expressive new score from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) alongside folk music from the likes of Anne Briggs, Wright’s captivating film essay captures the beauty and brutality, and the magic and madness of rural Britain.

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What Goes on at the Old School

Stará škola (Old School)
Vrané nad Vltavou

In the town of Vrané nad Vltavou, near a picturesque church, cemetery and parish, just above the river and its paper mill, at the very end of the winding V Zítkách Road, stands the former basic school. It was saved from decrepitude by a group of local volunteers which later formed the Stará Škola (Old School) association. Thanks to them, the classrooms are once again filled with people, and the community activities aspire to join together three local demographics: the natives, the former employees of the paper mill, and the so-called “city slickers“ who come from outside. One Sunday evening, while seated on the staircase next to one of the former classrooms, we talked with Anna Lupienská about how they do things at the Old School.

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Anamaria Pravicencu

Semi Silent
25 April, 6 PM — OGV, Jihlava
27 April, 7:30 PM — Žižkostel, Microfestival, Prague
24 May, 7 PM — City Gallery Pardubice

The final in a series of performances by Anamaria Pravicencu, Romanian sound artist and cultural organizer, and current Agosto resident artist, will take place 24 May, 7 PM — City Gallery Pardubice.

Pravicencu is a curator of the Semi Silent podcast platform, where she serves as producer for pieces by Romanian artists as well as her own works. With the association Jumătatea plină, Pravicencu collaborates with artists and musicians from many countries, and last year opened up a program of individual and collective sound art residencies, the Sonic Future Residency, the productions of which are presented to the public by means of the Semi Silent podcasts and public listening sessions.

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Becoming Animal. A film by Emma Davie, Peter Mettler. 2018

Becoming Animal

A film by Emma Davie and Peter Mettler
Based on the Writings of David Abram
15 May 2019, 8:30 PM
Cinema Ponrepo

Directed and written by Emma Davie and Peter Mettler
Cinematography: Peter Mettler
Sound Design: Jacques Kieffer, Peter Bräker, Peter Mettler
Switzerland/UK, 2018, 78 min.

Shot in Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming, USA), this immersive essay film draws together the distinct sensibilities of filmmakers Emma Davie and Peter Mettler and philosopher David Abram to encounter the spaces where humans and animals meet. We pique our senses to witness the so-called natural world – which in turn witnesses us. Moose clash antlers and a snail’s body becomes a landscape while the myriad sensory tools of cinema explore our complicity with this “more than human world”.

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Call for Nominations 2019

Perpedes Grant Program

As part of its grant program Perpedes, the Agosto Foundation is requesting nominations from the general public for the support of the activities of individual artists, as well as for artistic or cultural projects. The Perpedes grant program fosters a closer connection between artistic and cultural activities, and the daily lives of various social strata and communities, on both the local and regional scale. The program focuses on strengthening smaller individual and civic initiatives which intersect or interact with interdisciplinary cooperation, and which address themes pertaining to social and environmental networks working within the framework of contemporary art. Nominations will be accepted until April 30, 2019. The grants will be conferred based on the agreed upon time schedule, with the availability funds lasting until the end of 2019.

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