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Distorted History, Stolen Images and Faked Memory (An Excerpt)

Petr Koťátko, Distorted History, Stolen Images and Faked Memory (reading & performance)

V. VondráčekKotatkoActing:
Vojtěch Vondráček (Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts)
Petr Koťátko (Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

N (= Narrator) in an ordinary dress freely walks about the stage; C (= pretend Casanova) is in bed, preferably in pyjamas or a nightdress, embellished with some accessory from a Rococo cavalier’s wardrobe; with the exception of N’s introduction, both read their part aloud from the diary of the pretend Casanova. Continue reading Distorted History, Stolen Images and Faked Memory (An Excerpt)

Petr Koťátko

PK 2015Petr Koťátko works at the Department of Analytic Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences and teaches at the Department of Logics at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. His research interests include theory of meaning, reference, speech acts, analytical metaphysics and theory of fictional discourse. His recent work combines philosophy of language and literary theory.

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Readings and Performances

The Trade Fair Palace – Malá Dvorana

Thonet Chair, Right Angle and Wittgenstein. A text written and read by Sylva Fischerová. 10:15-10:45 PM (CZ).

Distorted history, stolen images and faked memory. A text written and performed by Petr Koťátko, with actor Vojtěch Vondráček. 11-11:30 PM (CZ).

Camera Lucida. Notes on Photography by Roland Barthes  A text translated and read by Josef Fulka. 11:45PM-0:15 AM (CZ).

The Paths of Image, the Paths of Blood: Art as a Mystery of HumanityA lecture written and performed by Josef Vojvodík. 0:30-1:15 AM (CZ).

Asphyxiating Culture by Jean Dubuffet. A text read by Jan Bierhanzl and performed by Max Máslo. 1:30-2:15 AM (CZ).