When the Peaks of Our Sky Come Together, My House Will Have a Roof
"When the Peaks of Our Sky Come Together", East- Slovakian Gallery, Košice, curated by Lucia Kvočáková, photo Vlado Eliáš, 2015
Lucie Mičíková and Zuzana Žabková have been working together on a joint project entitled "When the Peaks of Our Sky Come Together, My House Will Have a Roof" (P. Eluard), in the framework of which constructing an imaginary house becomes a metaphor for their cooperation. The project is gradually changing over time. It became a story of space and architecture - terms of not only physical but also metaphysical meaning. The house is an image, a representation that identifies and defines relationships and situations. Micikova inspired by the burned out floor of the AQB building, based her work on developing her collages and installations around and with the ancient Japanese exterior decoration technique Shou sugi ban. In her maps and models, she leaves the technique of 'tiling' with charred wood by letting it in its initial stage. What was originally meant to be outside in her landscapes stays inside. Zabkova follows Micikova ́s temporary architectures and imaginary spaces by placing a performer as if directly into them. She choreographs the installation of several videopeformances where she reference a space that was created by burning out the inside of a giant sequoia, a space once used by the Native Americans as a dwelling.