Shedhalle / Events / January 2011 / Thursday January 20, 2011, 7pm

Zbyněk Baladrán: Body (diagram from Atlas of Transformation), 2009
Zbyněk Baladrán: Body (diagram from Atlas of Transformation), 2009

“Atlas of Transformation” Performance & Lecture
Thursday 20 January 2011, 7pm

Zbyněk Baladrán, Vit Havranek (Hg.)
Atlas of Transformation

Zbyněk Baladrán, Vit Havaranek, Vera Krejcová: Atlas of Transformation

The Czech artists Zbyněk Baladrán, Vít Havránek and Vera Krejcová transfer their work-in-progress project “transformance” which deals with the transformation of the Czech society using artistic reflections also in a book entitled “atlas transformace”. By using a systematic order of text and image, Baladrán proposes a participative artistic strategy in which memory, experience and historical knowledge could be formalised. "Atlas of Transformation," with its almost 900 pages, is a sort of global guidebook of transformation processes. With structured entries, its goal is to create a tool for the intellectual grasping of the processes of social and political change in countries that call themselves "countries of transformation" (or are described by this term). The "Atlas of Transformation" contains more than 200 'entries' and key terms of transformation. Several dozen authors and artists from the whole world (Hakim Bey, Homi K. Bhabha, Boris Groys, Karl Holmqvist, Frederic Jameson, Ilja Kabakov, Viktor Misiano, Chantal Mouffe, Lia Perjovschi, Slavoj Žižek and others) contributed to this book and also some influential period texts are republished here. (,

Zbyněk Baladrán (see “Cross-fades”) together with Vít Havránek, who both are curators of the current Manifesta 8 in Murcia, will present in a temporary installation and a performative lecture the English edition (published in Winter 2010 by JRP Ringier) of the publication “Atlas of Transformation”.