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For Every Dog a Different Master
Kateřina Šedá [see all titles]
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Kateřina Šedá For Every Dog a Different Master
Edited by Radim Peško.
Texts by Jana Klusakova and Katerina Šedá.
published in 2008
English edition
15 x 22 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
200 pages (63 color & 28 b/w ill.)
€30.00
ISBN: 978-3-905829-66-2
EAN: 9783905829662
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Based on Sedá's work for Documenta 12, this book documents a complex and long-term project realized in Nova Lisen, Brno, Czech Republic, where the artist lives. In the guise of a kind of "mail art," Sedá put in contact the inhabitants of a housing project undergoing renovation, breaking down the conventions of addressing an audience in the art context, as well as stimulating exchanges and relations between the involuntarily participants.
Fifth volume of the "Tranzit" series edited by Vít Havránek and focusing on Central and Eastern European artists (following Jirí Kovanda, Ján Mančuška, Václav Stratil, and a first artist's book by Kateřina Šedá).
Kateřina Šedá bases her work on the observation of "invisible" contexts and social relationships between individuals in her most immediate surroundings—within her family and her birthplace, Ponetovice, a village in the Moravian countryside. The observations she makes (in the form of drawings, texts and diagrams) then prompt a series of assignments, tasks and games which she carries out in those surroundings. For example, her "society game" called "Nic tam není" [There's Nothing There] (2003), involved the participation of all the inhabitants of Ponetovice. Based on observations she made, she created a universal "Regime for a Day"—an ordinary Saturday in a Moravian village. After cajoling her fellow villagers for some time, she was able, one Saturday, to get them to synchronise all their activities according to the regime she devised for the day, doing all the same things at the same times throughout the day. Kateřina Šedá also collaborated on several projects with her grandmother. In "It Doesn't Matter" (2005), her grandmother created several hundred drawings from memory, documenting the objects she had sold at the household goods shop where she'd worked her whole life.