What if there were a form of art that is not created primarily as a physical art work, instead representing the result of a collaboration with a specific social group or community?
Andreas Gajdošík is the first guest artist of the program layer Can We Help You? During his stay in Pardubice, he decided to help by cleaning the streets, river banks and statues.
During the pandemic, artists created and provided aid, stepping out of their enclosed studios and institutions towards the public; towards real life. Through this year-long cycle, our aim is to transfer this experience into the post-pandemic period by including groups in a process (creative; social) of therapy or through attempts to understand and thematise the problems of particular social classes.
Andreas Gajdošík (* 1992) studied at the intermedia and multimedia studios at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology, where he is currently studying for a PhD. In addition to being an artist, he is also a coder. He focuses on useful art, socially engaged projects, and activism, which often involves programming, new technologies, and interventional, provocative positions. He is interested in ethical source software, sharing, DIY culture and experimental forms. He was a member of the now defunct collective of Pavel Ondračka and the Global Genocide Inc. collective. Along with Matyáš Zeman, he forms the noise duo Kalich. He was the laureate of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award. He lives and works in Prague.