A minute to record draught entering into his apartment through windows wide open. Jiří Kovanda proposes an exceptionally elusive and volatile gesture specially thought for On Air.
Jiří Kovanda (1953) has organised his first performances in public environments in Prague in the mid-1970’s. His minimal actions, all based on a detailed scenario, were all recorded through photography in black and white and instruction leaflets. In his performances, those mundane actions appear slightly off-key, allowing us, through this combination of apparent simplicity and unbalance, to grasp at the individual and what remains real and human in a society under surveillance.