10. October 2018 18:00 -
28. October 2018 18:00

Memory Palace is a collaborative project focussing on creative processes. Together with a group of international students from various artistic fields (photography, stage design, animation and choreography) Captain Lightfoot collective explore methods that allow us to create works that are devoid of critical thought and are more free and intuitive. The resulting homonymous exhibition will be shown at GAMU in October 2018.

At the core of the Memory Palace project lie questions about the source, forms and limits of human creativity, and—first and foremost—a quest to experiment with the creative processes. Four young artists (Christian Henninger, Nitish Jain, Bára Anna Stejskalová and Eva Urbanová) from the Academy of Performing  Arts in Prague were invited to contribute to the project, which was launched by a four-day workshop in April 2018. Intensive artistic research and exchange followed until the Memory Palace exhibition slowly became to take shape.

A big part of the research was directed toward the inter-war avant-garde, drawing inspiration from Dada’s rupturing the link between art and artist’s controlled decision making, Surrealism’s automatic writing and focus on the unconscious, or Moholy-Nagy’s idea of the art object as the catalyst of an interactive event. The technique of „transcendental meditation“—as described and championed by David Lynch—has also served as an important source of ideas for the exhibition, together with sensory deprivation and meditative walks. Memory Palace combines the above mentioned historical references, while using the vocabulary of contemporary art.

The artworks on show are comprised of a series of fictive audios, photo montages and  assamblages of random objects collected by the individual artists during their meditative walks. The architecture of the exhibition is structured as a „memory palace“—an imaginary location in your mind where you can store mnemonic images. It follows a path created in order to store creative inspiration, memories and visual imagery.


11.–28. 10. 2018

Opening: Wednesday 10. 10. 2018 at 6 p.m.

Curated by: Captain Lightfoot
Graphic design: Jan Slabihoudek
Sound design: Robin Holmberg
Special thanks to: Matěj Šenkyřík, Miro Tóth, Viktor Dedek

Supported by: Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, STEP Beyond (European Cultural Foundation)
Media partners:,

GAMU (Gallery AMU)
Malostranské náměstí 12, Praha 1
(entrance from the passage to Tržiště Street)

Open daily except Monday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–6 p.m.




Galerie AMU

Malostranské náměstí 12, Praha 1
(vchod z průchodu do ulice Tržiště)