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oct 16, 2009

handa gote

weapons wood, grinding wheel, toast, cable, paper, plastic, rubber image © designboom

the research and development of czech performance group, handa gote, is based on conceptual post-dramatic theater, which alternates with the instrumentation of sound installation, non-verbal and dance theatre, live music, visual theatre and technologies. their work draws heavily on minimalism, eastern philosophy and the ‘do-it-yourself’ movement. their work is a mixture of czech craftsmanship, recycled objects and technologies, in addition to the japanese haiku. handa gote means ‘soldier’ in japanese.

during prague designblok 09, the group exhibited an installation that was an extension of the stage. objects, masks, costumes, instruments, video, and cargo cult, all objects created for handa gote performances were on show.

weapons, 2009 image © designboom

toasted ‘arrows’ image © deesignboom

detail of weapons image © designboom

detail of weapons image © designboom

an extension cord… image © designboom

money, 2009 – interactive installation bamboo, banknotes image © designboom

banknotes hung from bamboo structure image © designboom

freestyle bars collection wood, metal, animal horn, plastic, charcoal image © designboom

detail of the various bar attachments image © designboom various found objects made into technological devices image © designboom

a disappointed speaker image © designboom

reappropriated coffee canister image © designboom

comics, 2008 light table, found slides image © designboom

detail of comics image © designboom

a branch of light image © designboom view of sound installation image © designboom

soft noises from nature and the urban environment were emitted from the bags and envelopes image © designboom

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