now. here. this. is a public art work by two members of the interdisciplinary group a canary torsi, Yanira Castro and Kathy Couch, that spans over 7 days of PQ. It utilizes the form of a protest banner constructed of mylar to offer the public an impromptu rally.
The work consists of 3 elements: 4 processions through the streets of Prague carrying 8 meter long mylar banners, the construction of structures at the Prague Exhibition Grounds using the banners, and the dissemination of the mylar as wearable structures for the public. The public is invited to join a procession by meeting at one of the 4 starting locations. As we wind through the streets, the mylar will reflect, distort and illuminate the surrounding architecture and public, offering both delight and disruption to the daily-ness of the streets. From a distance, this may look like a river or a ribbon threading its way through the city, calling people out and forward to join the weaving through the streets. The processions will converge at the Prague Exhibition Grounds where the banners will be installed as shimmering walls on stantions, placed in response to the evolving events in the plaza, reflecting the space, city, public.
On the last days of the festival, we will remove the mylar from their stands, transforming them into reflective boulders, winding paths, a barely visible river, a slice of light. Finally, the mylar will be cut and transformed into wearable garments for the public, allowing the material to disperse out into the city.
08 06 2019 11:30 Starts at Old Town Square
Continues 09 – 11 06 2019
Artist: Yanira Castro
Artist: Kathy Couch
Artists a canary torsi
08 06 2019 11:30
Where Old Town Square (Jan Hus Memorial)
09 06 2019 09:00
Where Karel Hynek Mácha Grave /Vyšehrad cemetery/
10 06 2019 17:00
Where Jan Palach Memorial
11 06 2019 11:00
Where outside Café Slávie