NORMA is a festival of theatre and contemporary art held in Ostrava. Organised by PLATO Ostrava and by Studio Hrdinů, a Prague-based theatre.



Festival NORMA:

Marek Meduna & Grottup – Refrain (CZ)

  • cancelled

Concept, acting: Marek Meduna, Aid Kid, Dan Kranich



NORMA’s commission from artist Marek Meduna and his new group Grottup: a project on the borderline of performance and rap concert.

Refrain, a performance made especially for the NORMA festival, is still in the phase of creation. In its title, Grottup intends to create, together with the audience, a performance-like live rap concert.

I’m draining a pool of generalisations. And this is only the beginning.

I’m fighting the swarm of personifications. And this is only the beginning.

I’m petrifying the curves of hope. And this is only the beginning.

I’m healing springs from manure. And this is only the beginning.

I’m establishing a virus brotherhood. And this is only the beginning.

I’m turning the stones of privacy. And this is only the beginning.

I’m clearing goods from gossips. And this is only the beginning.

I know metaphors from posts. And this is only the beginning.

Marek Meduna, a distinctive artist in the context of Central Europe, is active as a solo artist and as a member of the Rafani art group. Meduna’s work often touches the core of art media while also showing the complexity of human understanding and rules. Given facts urge Meduna to question the possibilities of disrupting them. He then depicts these deviations in his work as connections between depictions and shapes and their location. In his work, Meduna often turns to sculpture, installation and site-specific, but texts and paintings are also included in his art practice. Meduna’s experience and feelings imprinted in his work seem to reflect the clash of a subject with a dysfunction, with an unexpected feeling of indecisiveness or determination. The artist creates parallels of experience and compiles image and language: the resulting synthetic form is thus often made of a number of overlapping layers which are impossible to decipher in retrospect.

photo: Martin Polák