WORDS BY THE AUTHOR / This is a fable about a snake who managed to escape from the terrarium into the plumbing system of a prefabricated house. The owner-owned relationship of the man and the animal and its practical application has led the snake into an absurd situation of detachment from the natural environment from which it desperately seeks to find a way out. However, the adaptation to dark and cramped spaces of the pipes is not entirely sufficient. The snake speaks to us in a captivating voice that humanises it but it also shows the degree of appropriation we have reached concerning animals in general. The hypnotic visual and plastic structures of skin and scales, on the other hand, can make us feel more serpentine. This creates a hybrid entity without its own identity, which – although it would like to – does not belong anywhere.
BIO/ Filip Kopecký finished his BA studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design at the Supermedia studio led by David Kořínek (Czech art group Rafani) and Milan Mikulaštík. After the studio closed, he transferred to the Photography studio headed by Aleksandra Vajd. Filip mainly works with photography and multimedia production.
Video / Filip Kopecký