Eva Kot’átková “The Dream Machine is Asleep”

Curated by Roberta Tenconi
15 Feb 2018 - 22 Jul 2018


Wednesday, 14 February 2018 from 7 pm


Thursday – Sunday | 10 am-10 pm

Located to:

Via Chiese 2, 20126 Milano – Italy

Press Release

The work of Eva Kot’átková (born 1982 in Prague) investigates the internal and external forces that influence human behavior, in particular the institutional rules and educational systems that can manipulate and produce situations of control.
For “The Dream Machine is Asleep,” Kot’átková presents a compelling selection of her installations, sculptures, collages, and performative works, focusing on the idea of the human body as a machine and an organ that continues to function while sleeping, creating parallel inner worlds.
Drawing on personal experiences and a recent body of work—like the multimedia installation Stomach of the World (2017)—for this show in Milan, Kot’átková transforms the exhibition space into a labyrinthine organism in which to explore private thoughts, intimate visions, and dreams, as well as the anxieties and struggles of contemporary society.

L’opera di Eva Kot’átková (Praga, 1982) indaga le forze intrinseche ed estrinseche che influiscono sul comportamento umano, come le norme e i sistemi educativi che possono manipolare e generare situazioni di controllo.
Per “The Dream Machine is Asleep” Kot’átková presenta una coinvolgente selezione di nuove  installazioni, sculture, collage e opere performative, incentrate sulla concezione del corpo umano come macchina e organo che continua a svolgere le sue funzioni durante il sonno, creando mondi interiori paralleli.
Sulla base delle sue esperienze personali e del recente corpus di opere – come l’installazione video Stomach of the World (2017) – l’artista trasforma lo spazio espositivo in un organismo labirintico attraverso il quale esplorare pensieri privati, visioni intime e sogni ma anche le paure e le sfide della società contemporanea.