As part of his current residency at Gasworks, Aleš Čermák presents  ↔ AiS&SiA, a new work featuring performance, video and sound. Based around his recently published essay of the same name,  ↔ AiS&SiA considers the weaponization of commercially available drones by both the military and non-professionals, and how this affects our understanding of modern warfare.
Invisible movements → apparitions inserted into the myriads of industrial products → flowing one over the other. Magical captivity needs no weapons → it usurps → it binds, impeding each contest.
The twenty-first century is turning out to be a unique mixture of incompetence and brilliance → of state-of-the-art technology and primitivism → of softness and brutality. The twenty-first century is a landscape of swords and magic. The world has become coarse, ignorant, and at the same time wonderfully sophisticated → intelligent. All of this can coexist.
Written & Concept by Aleš Čermák
Performed by Jindřiška Křivánková
Sound design & Composition by Matouš Hejl
This event is part of the Summer Open Studios 2017.
This event and Aleš Cermák's residency are supported by Czech Centre, London and Arts Institute, Prague.