Tribes: Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design  

Costume Design and Construction

Colonies in Conflict

In many countries in the world (including Germany, the USA, and Czech Republic) recent political demonstrations exposed old, half-forgotten laws against being masked during political demonstrations.

This points not only to the problem of our right to our identity but also to our right to our imagination. The presence of a mask in a public space can bring into view another layer of reality that was not visible before.

 

 

Furthermore the presence of a mask creates a space, not just a space of imagination, but a borderline space of change, a place of crossing over. During the Prague Quadrennial 2015 dozens of masked Tribes (political, weatherly, and musical) walked through the center of Prague - visiting streets, and also a metro, a supermarket, a theatre and a museum on their way, colliding with the everyday.