TABULA RASA and Jonáš Garaj (CZ)

The TABULA RASA collective consists of Mikoláš Zika, Jeník Tyl and Jan Brejcha, who come from the departments of production and scenography of alternative and puppet theatre at the DAMU in Prague. Their work is centred on respect for their craft. They work with various types of materials, such as long-unused and found objects or waste, to which they give new meaning. They are dedicated to recycling, which they consider a necessity. They explore genre diversity and interdisciplinarity. They emphasize the artistic component and the ecological and philosophical dimension of art. They constantly seek and find possible and novel ways of expression.

Jonáš Garaj is an artist from the JAMU academy in Brno. He deals with light in a wide range of performative events, visual art and design. He is currently exploring the use of lighting technologies in a new organic way. The collaboration with TABULA RASA was born out of a similar approach and love for craft, material and its re-use in contemporary work.