A long way to a close home. Maybe home is wherever we are. Author’s project by Dominika Špalková and Bára Ungerová for families with children.
A long way to a close home.
Maybe home is wherever we are.
A project entering the landscape and tradition.
An expedition to the essence of what makes home a home.
The author’s performance by Dominika Špalková and Bára Ungerová for families with children takes place in a specially adapted caravan, which is also an art installation.
Dominika: Home is boiling water in my kettle and a radio turned on.
Bára: Home is bread and butter for me.
And what is home for you?
We were looking for an answer to the question of what home is and what it is made from. We set out on journeys that ran far north of our homes – between volcanoes and lichens to Iceland and to the Sami and reindeers in northern Norway.
Is home a place or a feeling?
And do nomads have home?
And do homads have nome?
MO = home
MOE = pattern, ornament
TIVI = repetition, rhythm
OET = error, exception
We were inspired by the landscape, the rhythm, the meetings with the people and their stories. We composed, decomposed and composed again fragments of memories, feelings, sounds, colors, shapes, ornaments, objects, tastes and smells. We have found familiar motives that are repeated across time and space. We finally printed this image of the caleidoscope in our production Moetivi Caravan.
We shared the idea of a home performance with other groups of artists in Iceland and Norway, and two more original productions were created in parallel. We are coming to you with our uniquely designed mobile homes in the Moetivi caravan project.
Premiere: June 21st, 2022
Authors and performers: Dominika Špalková, Barbora Ungerová
Author´s collaboration at the beginning of the journey: Lucie Dlabolová
Author´s collaboration at the end of the journey: Vendula Tomšů
Design: Barbora Ungerová
Scenography: Vendula Tomšů
Music: Dva, Zrní, Kutya
Sound: Ladislav Mirvis Mirvald
Lights: Jiří Pirko Šmirk
Photo: Jiřina Šmídová, Barbora Ungerová
Technical support: Jan Unger, Jan Tomšů
Partner organizations: Arctic Culture Lab (Norway), Handbendi (Iceland)