Part of the Small Inventory Festival
performance length: 45 min
Performance installations for one person

from 12 pm, every hour, advance booking required at: +420 721 445 082 or at:

„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.
As part of the Small Inventory festival the latter two are being offered in the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre and in the nearby Veletržní palác buidling.

Choose the one you would like to experience, make a reservation for the time that is most convenient for you. Make sure you arrive (for Reminiscencia at the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre, for Interruptor at the National Gallery – Veletržní palác building), in the 10 minutes before your appointment, read the User's Quick Guide and use the device.

Reminiscencia (in English)
A sound environment performance that offers a journey to awaken auditory memory.

What does sound memory embody? What can be transferred, shared or preserved by sound?

Reminiscencia is a study of sound environments. Guided through a progressive myriad of interactive binaural dimensions, the User is transported between interchangeable perspectives and responses that ultimately culminate in a singular, very personal auditory memory.

„Put the headphones on. Inform the Operators that the volume level that is comfortable for you. Listen.”

Cristina Maldonado (MEX)
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.

Bethany Lacktorin (USA)
American artist who performs as improvisational multi-instrumentalist, Beseppy. She works with various electronic devices, violin, vocalizations, as well as collaborative and interactive sound sources. A freelance audio engineer for TV and Film postproduction, she has earned credit on several independent films and documentaries, recorded and released a handful of albums, and produced and performed in exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Currently she lives and works in Prague.
With the support of:
Creadores Escénicos con Trayectoria 2013-14 FONCA
Motus, producers of the Alfred ve Dvoře Theatre, Residency program 2013.
Ministry of Culture of Czech Republic
Embajada de México en la República Checa.
Programa de Apoyo a las Artes Escénicas México - Unión Europea (FONCA - Unión Europea), Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.

Assisted research residency:
STANDING, AND_Lab, Atelier Real Lisabon; Joao Fiadeiro a Fernanda Eugenio.

Foto: festival Next Wave Photo: Vladimír Burian Photo: Vladimír Burian