Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice

Thanks to the hidden connections of ANIMA MUNDI, all the ecosystems of the Earth, before and after the appearance of mankind, found their equilibrium, their ways to live and to develop themselves, to transform and to evolve. 


The new experience of the public communication space leads to a new formulation of relations between the public and private spheres; internal and external, spiritual and social, physical (sensory) and media in terms of their interconnection and permeation or transposition. We can watch it in media action projects … However, it is obvious that the inner, spiritual motivation of creation, metaphorically speaking, the inner body prevails over the outer body. It is, moreover, a feature generally characteristic of the Czech body-art. This manifested itself not only in the anesthesia of the body and in the archetype of prenatal being and death ..., in the ascetic practice ... and in the sublimation and dematerialisation of the body through new media. It was interestingly reflected in the relationship of the human body and the landscape - the Earth, archetypally understood as a living being. It reflects a strong relationship with the local environment of the place and its memory, retaining filler to the original structure of the mythical consciousness. In the context of the current environmental crisis takes this position on a special urgency. The body appears here as a mode in which all Earths being is united. Therefore, some performers ... also engaged in examining their own identity, possibly transformation of self and body position to alterity, not in their attempts led Faustian posthuman effort to overcome natural, but rather an effort to understand more deeply. In this context, the body is seen as something limiting their nature and the transcendent, what one has, and what it connects with the life of nature, the cosmos and the divine and what can be violated only in isolated cases offense more than just a personal motive. It is symbolically reflected in the frequent motif repayable sacrificed body.

Excerpt from text by Jiří Zemánek and Miloš Vojtěchovský, L/art au corps v MAC, Marseille, 1996

Im Moment des Nicht-Sterbens weiß ich, dass ich ein Mensch bleibe / in Lara Mallien: Miloš Šejn – Besuch bei einem Künstler, der sich ein Leben lang mit seinem Natur-Sein auseinandersetzt. oya 53/2019

Ladislav Kesner: Being Landscape, ARBOR VITAE 2010

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