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    Jiri SURUVKA, Czech Republic

 

Jiri SURUVKA, Czech Republic

Born in 1961, lives and works in Ostrava.

"This performance Cream battle I did with my friend Jana Francova , which lives in city Brno, 200km from my home city Ostrava. She organize every year festival of videoart, which some our students and absolvents are takeing part with their works. Because we are now in times of corona quarantinne and cant take part in any festivals and I cant to go there , the same with Live Action in Sweden, I decided do common performance via web on the platform Zoom or Skype or so. We dedicated it to the film (or to the movie history), which is only one from cultural mediums, which we can easy consume in this pandemia times, but only each alone at home. We improvize typical cake battle , as one from favorite sketch thema of old american black and white movies since cca 1920. The result was sweet… and i recommend it for all of You, to try cake battle with Your friends around the world which You cant meet in this times."

 

Jiri Suruvka who works with performance art since 1988, is showcased for the third time at Live Action after highly acclaimed and memorable performances. Suruvka is also a painter and professor in New Media at the Faculty of Art, Ostrava University. He is furthermore the founder of the performance group Vorkapelle Lozinski (with P.Lysacek), leader and writer of the performance cabaret "Fun masters comeback", and a member of the art group "Frantisek Lozinski, o.p.s." (with Peter Lysacek and Frantisek Kowolowski). His work which is highly ironical and self-ironical, uses black humor, moral messages, and is socially engaged. In 2001 he represented the Czech Republic at the Venice Biennial.

Jiri Suruvka | Cake Battle
Jiri Suruvka | Cake Battle

Jiri SURUVKA
Jiri SURUVKA