Všichni jsme emotivní! / We are all emotional!

Editor: Věra Janíčková
Content: 159 pages – English part and 161 pages Czech part
Year: 2021

Exhibition catalogue

The festival of performance art Všichni jsme emotivní! / We are all emotional! took place on May 6–7, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. The program comprised new works by Luis Manuel Otero AlcántaraLarisa DavidHelena EribenneAnetta Mona Chisa & Lucia TkáčováLaundry CollectiveHajnal NémethOvid PopMaja ŠtefančíkováDoris Uhlich, and Zorka Wollny.

It seems we live in an era of heightened emotions which are often labeled as toxic and appear not to lead anywhere. Emotions – be they highs or lows – are coded into the social media platforms on which we spend so much of our lives and which thrive on our emotional engagement, as our own emoticons remind us every day. The boundaries between the private and the public move too quickly for us to track.

We react emotionally to what is happening around us, but sometimes it seems as if the ways in which we react make us incapable of dealing with the problems at hand. We shift from politics to personal and back. Have the political passions that were associated with twentieth-century revolutions and social strife been exhausted? Can we forgive each other? And whom should we not forgive? What emotions can unite us, and which emotions divide us? Which emotions should we trust to be our guides? Can we feel hopeful again?

The event was organized by / Matter of Art in collaboration with Divadlo X10 and co-curated by members of the network – Judit Angel, Dóra Hegyi, Livia Pancu, Georg Schöllhammer, Tereza Stejskalová & Attila Tordai-S.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.