Kettiger, Saliva, Skibicki: What's that dirt under your nails made of? at Karlin Studios, Prague
Curated by Kettiger, Saliva, Skibicki
List of Contributors: Israel Aten, Coucou Chloé, Racheal Crowther, Carina Erdmann, Michael Grillenberger and Ingrid Stadler, Caspar Jade Heinemann, Scott Hopper, Romy Kettiger, Anna Kindermann, Esben Weile Kjær, Marie Lea Lund, Nat Marcus, Lužek Marný, Olesya Nedostoynaya
'What's that dirt under your nails made of?' was an immersive installation and performative project presented by Tomasz Skibicki, Lukas Hofmann / Saliva and Nina Kettiger, aiming to imagine and rethink the core ideas behind communitive structures.Exploring esoteric methods to reconnect with your energies, empowering vaginal steaming techniques, discovering new forms of ingesting knowledge and wisdom, as well as ceremonies and healings, the event embodied alternative methods for individual and universal survival. Acting as an integrating performance, the event aimed to include the audience through a series of readings, installations, celebrations and isolated performances.Taking place in the now demolished institution Karlin Studios, the artists responded to the climate by approaching the idea of the Armageddon and Survival and how to sustainably maintain communities in a spiritual and physical environment.
Text by Nina Kettiger