INTERRUPTOR / The Stranger Gets a Gift Service

Visual installation to be experienced by one person at a time or parents and children
performance length: 45 min
no language barrier
Visual installation to be experienced by one person at a time (45 min) or parents and children (25 min).

12AM–2.30PM (start every half an hour) / for parents and children; admission 100CZK per group

4PM–9PM (start each hour) / for one person; admission 200/100 CZK (full price / reduced)

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This December we bring back Interruptor for adult visitors but also offer a special afternoon version for kids and their parents this Mikuláš weekend. Come have a family live art experience thanks to the Stranger Gets a Gift Service.

A virtual environment performance that disrupts our everyday experience of dialogue and offers a one of a kind visual conversation.

How does virtual communication affect what can be expressed or shared? What role do virtual means play in the nature of our dialogues?

Interruptor is a visual device designed to create a temporary suspension in the ways we normally perceive space, time and the boundaries between „You” and „I “. The User is offered an environment to disrupt our everyday use of communication and its protocols, and to find his/her own way of having a dialogue by only using objects and images.

„When you are ready to activate this device put your hand inside the illuminated area.”

Performance teaser:

The Stranger Gets a Gift Service is a series of performances that seeks to widen the possibilities of how one relates to art by offering „devices” designed to be used by a one-person audience (the User). Artists from various disciplines have created three independent performance-installations that can be experienced by one User at a time: Amuleto, Interruptor and Reminiscencia.

Make a reservation for the time that is most convenient for you. Make sure you arrive in the 10 minutes before your appointment, read the User's Quick Guide and use the device.

Devised by: Cristina Maldonado
Performers: Cristina Maldonado or Gangaanai Ganbaatar
Assisted Research: Joao Fiadeiro, Fernanda Eugenio (AND LAB)
Thanks to: Daniel Pizamiglio (AND LAB)
Support: STANDING residency of AND LAB, Atelier Real, Lisbon; Grant Creadores con Trayectoria 2012-2014 FONCA, Mexico; Motus o.s., producers of the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre, (residency program 2013)

Cristina Maldonado, the leading artist of The Stranger Gets a Gift Service, is a Mexican artist whose background in body movement lends a unique approach to her visual and conceptual experiments with video, sound, collage and performance. Her work unifies experimental theater, dance, participatory art, new and old media. Her topics are body, communication and intimacy. She creates experiential frames connecting installation, video and live action. She works alone or in collaboration with artists from different disciplines and has performed in Mexico, Eastern Europe, New York and Montreal.Since 2003 she has directed many different performance projects in the Czech Republic.

Other performances by Cristina Maldonado: Reminiscencia, Theater Alfred ve Dvore (2014); What She Does, Bio Oko (2013); Experiment in Terror, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art (2011); Theorem of Wanting, Roxy/NoD (2009); Fact, Festival 4+4 days in motion (2004); Study on Fact and Fragility, PQ (2010); Audio-witness, Honestly Old, MeetFactory (2010); Melodrama Mexicano, Transteatral Festival (2010).