In this program, Daniela Krajčova will present her recent animations and textile-based works as well as early participatory projects with immigrants, asylum seekers and Roma children. Employing a variety of methods – from sand drawing animation to specially equipped caravans, Krajčova’s poignant visualizations of oral histories re-inscribe the voices of marginalized and isolated community members into collective memory and current socio-political landscape.

With Janeil Engelstad, whose long-standing interest in the region goes back to her teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava as a Fulbright Scholar in 2006, Krajčová will discuss the importance of igniting creative collaborations within communities. Together with Lilia Kudelia and Lucia Gavulová, Krajčová will present her recent experiments with bed sheets and children's clothing and her take on child rearing as an inalienable mode of reflection that runs parallel to her creative practice.

Image: Daniela Krajčová. Still from FAR TACTION, 2021. Animation, drawing with ink on textile. Courtesy of the artist.