Situated between the city walls down in the valley, Folimanka Park nowadays lies underneath the Nusle Bridge, finished in 1973 connecting Vyšehrad and Nové město. For centuries, the valley was used as a vineyard and it became a popular destination for day trips into nature until the 1930’s, when Nusle became a residential neighbourhood.
We perceive this bizarre, very heterogeneous place in between the coexistence of everything, as itself neither a typical park nor wasteland, neither a place to dwell nor to just pass by in everyday life. Aesthetically, it is evoking the impression of sitting on the bottom of a lake, being dwarfed in relation to one’s immediate surroundings and isolated from the environment. An impression of restlessness sparks from this place due to its extraordinary soundscape of traffic from above without being visible.
The exhibition project focuses on the area around the fountain in Folimanka, seeing it as an empty place within a scenery of heterogeneous layers and aims to layer different approaches to site-specificity analogue to a diversities of aesthetical tropes to engage with.