Tereza Stehlikova


Sally Pearce

Sensing and Imagining: Roaming the liminal lands

PRESENTATION: Su, 27 March, 11:00 @ BICKLE KINO – Belvedere 21

In this presentation I want to discuss some of the ever evolving methodologies of my artistic research, based on exploration of places, spaces and the relationship between subjective and objective states, between sensing, remembering and imagining. I am interested in the nature of the creative process as an open ended quest, where certain rules and boundaries are defined but there is no set destination. This often collaborative process of doing/making is a form of posing questions as well as searching for answers in the wild, of remaining ambiguous, receptive and responsive as long as possible. https://cinestheticfeasts.com/


Tereza Stehlikova is a Czech/UK artist based in between London and Prague. She holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art, where she researched the tactile language of moving image. She is currently engaged in a cross-disciplinary research, investigating how moving image can be used to communicate embodied experience, by exploring multi-sensory aesthetics and embodiment. She is a founder of Sensory Sites (sensorysites.org), an international collective based in London, generating collaborative exhibitions, installations and research projects that explore multi-sensory perception and bodily experience. She also edits an online arts journal Tangible Territory (https://tangibleterritory.art/), featuring essays and articles by established artists/authors from the world of arts, science, philosophy and other disciplines, all centred around the role our senses play in creating meaning in art and life. Stehlikova regularly presents her research at international conferences and her films and performances have been shown at a variety of film and art festivals around the world (including Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, 2017, and Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, 2019). Stehlikova’s ongoing long-term artist film project, 4 Generations of Women (capturing the complex relationships between four generations of women in her own family) has been Shortlisted for BFI 61st London Film Festival Experimenta pitch, presented at Svetozor Cinema in Prague and exhibited in a solo exhibition at Alchemy Film and Art Festival, in Hawick, 2019. She is currently participating in a large, mainly online exhibition Sensory Orders, in Gdansk. (http://www.sensoryorders.com/). Her project feature length film Disappearing Wormwood, exploring a disappearing part of north west London has been premiered at the Whitechapel Gallery in January 2020. Examples of Stehlikova’s work can be found on her blog: https://cinestheticfeasts.com/