CLAKULA Productions and DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts] are very proud to introduce Pavlína Fichta Čierna, an international Slovakia-based artist to present her interactive pieces situated within public and social spaces, focused on a processes of communication containing a tangible sociological dimension at DE-CONSRUKT [projekts] space in Brooklyn on November 9th, at 6pm.

In her talk Pavlína Fichta Čierna will introduce her interactive pieces situated within public and social spaces. The works are based on a processes of communication conducted in public, containing a tangible sociological dimension. They represent various forms of Fichta’s artistic research; where she is inventively exploring possibilities of digital technologies. Besides cultural, historical and social connections communication plays here an important role. Fichta is accenting the ambiguous character of information. The viewer is becoming an active element with it’s physical and mental participation on the final form of the artwork.

In the public space, Fichta is pointing out economical and social questions, and she is situating herself into a role of an outsider while examining various links within in the context of an urban environment.

ABOUT Pavlína Fichta Čierna
Pavlína Fichta Čierna is an important figure in Slovak contemporary art after the 90’s. Body of her work is situated within the fields of media art and video. Her work is exhibited internationally and it is also part of collections at MACBA in Barcelona, MOT in Tokio and the Slovak National Gallery. 

The topics she is choosing are also reflected in the formal rendition of works – Fichta’s visual language is direct, severe, devoid of any useless embellishments distracting the viewer’s attention from the presented theme, with strong documentary features. In her works she often uses a specific interface of private and public spheres. Fichta’s approach is characterized by empathy, the ability to understand and share feelings of other people. It reflects her personal approach usually bearing strong emotional connotations. Her interdisciplinary PhD project titled “Human Condition at a Breaking Point Moment” deals with an individual’s conformation to a proper behavior within life in a society, and a critical artistic reflection of this process. It’s focused on people who found themselves in challenging situations, trying to find balance and a sense of happiness in their lives. Fichta is researching situations in which people are being dependent on various forms of support from specialists or institutions, and also those where people seek to help themselves on their own.
The aim of the project is to look at the processes these people are undergoing, as well as at their personal experience; to map socially acceptable processes of “formatting” of an individual in a historic, societal and social contexts; and to observe cultural diversity with all it’s effects, all displayed through particular personal stories and narratives. 

Fichta Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (1987 – 1993). In 2002 she received the Oskár Čepan Award (Centre of Contemporary Art, Bratislava). Between 1995 and 2000 she lectured at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava – Department II. Ružomberok, between 2000 – 2002 she worked as a manager in Považská Gallery of Art Žilina. In 2010 – 2013 she was an PhD student at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. Currently lecturing at the University of Žilina – Department of Mediamatics and Cultural Heritage.