Barbora Šlapetová

Photography

2013 The Men’s House Time Loop

The Papuans WISHED to see their images – the photographs that had been taken during previous trips and encounters during 2002 and 2006. On one November Sunday in 2013, while waiting for a mass, they held a picnic in front of their photo portraits that had been taken years ago.

Photo 1 – Time loop menhouse Photo 2 – Time loop menhouse Photo 3 – Time loop menhouse Photo 4 – Time loop menhouse Photo 5 – Time loop menhouse Photo 6 – Time loop menhouse Photo 7 – Time loop menhouse

2009 – 2010 The Astronauts

This series of photographic portraits of astronauts from 2009 and 2010 is about people with supernatural experiences from space in the natural environment of their homes in Houston

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Papuans believe that the eyes of living things that sleep at night travel to the Sky and observe their sleeping bodies. This is why the stars shine. Some members of local tribes also have the ability to travel by smoke to the upper reaches of the world, to the Sky.

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Astronauts symbolically manifest the natives’ notions – they were in the Sky and their eyes watched them from there.

2008 Yali Mek Transfer

The fusion of cultures at the sculptural happening: the Papuans WISHED to own their own casting bodies.

The ceremonial handing back of the casts in the sculpture to the village of Meine – Second part of the happening: the Papuan part, Meine, West Papua – 11th November 2008 The ceremonial handing back of the casts in the sculpture to the village of Meine – Second part of the happening: the Papuan part, Meine, West Papua – 11th November 2008 The ceremonial handing back of the casts in the sculpture to the village of Meine – Second part of the happening: the Papuan part, Meine, West Papua – 11th November 2008 The ceremonial handing back of the casts in the sculpture to the village of Meine – Second part of the happening: the Papuan part, Meine, West Papua – 11th November 2008 The ceremonial handing back of the casts in the sculpture to the village of Meine – Second part of the happening: the Papuan part, Meine, West Papua – 11th November 2008 Václav Havel during the first part of the happening – The Czech part, Prague – 28th September 2008 – „Civilisation fuses with the wilderness“ Maling Luku and Kirik Joal during the happening – The Papuan part, Meine – 11th November 2008 – „Civilisation fuses with the wilderness“

2006 Hunters

Photographic series of the last prehistoric people portrayed in their village,
enhanced by reflections on materials brought from our world.

Kirik Joal (Stone) – Hunters Samensi Kam (Dog) – Hunters Maling Luku (Bad) + Samensi Kam (Dog) – Hunters Kham Variek Luku (Kill) – Hunters Maling Luku (Bad) + Khaluan Tibul (Dry Taro Leaf) – Hunters Henk Yalak (Sun) – Hunters Salneh Luku (Dirty Eye) – Hunters Kham Variek Luku (Kill) – Hunters Manhiok Piridoman (I Want Revenge But Will Not Do It) – Hunters

2006 Madonnas

Hosina (Wants To Eat All The Time) – Madonna Mina (The Frog That Makes Noise Before The Rain) – Madonna Hohmo (Name of a Kind of Taro) – Madonna Kainap (Crying All The Time) – Madonna Holoreh (White Skin) – Madonna Sekel (Itching Leaf) – Madonna Yuvarina Kirik (Stone) – Madonna Ombalialiab (No Friends, No Brothers) – Madonna Paeh (Lili Vegetable) – Madonna

2006 Crystalic Society

Photo – Crystalic Society Photo – Crystalic Society Photo – Crystalic Society Photo – Crystalic Society Photo – Crystalic Society Photo – Crystalic Society Photo – Crystalic Society Photo – Crystalic Society

2006 Historical Castings

Following the native´s WISH to see what being an artist meant,
we made castings of the body parts of the last living cannibal chiefs.

Photo 1 – Historical Castings of the body parts of the last leading chiefs in Papua Photo 2 – Historical Castings of the body parts of the last leading chiefs in Papua Photo 3 – Historical Castings of the body parts of the last leading chiefs in Papua Photo 4 – Historical Castings of the body parts of the last leading chiefs in Papua Photo 5 – Historical Castings of the body parts of the last leading chiefs in Papua Photo 6 – Historical Castings of the body parts of the last leading chiefs in Papua Photo 7 – Historical Castings of the body parts of the last leading chiefs in Papua Photo 8 – Historical Castings of the body parts of the last leading chiefs in Papua Photo 9 – Historical Castings of the body parts of the last leading chiefs in Papua

2006 Gladiators

Ruda Kraj – Gladiators Ondřej “Spejbl” Hutník - World Thai Boxing Champion – Gladiators Ruda Bok – Gladiators Ruda Bok – Gladiators Ruda Kraj – Gladiators Luboš “Hyena” Vrňata – Gladiators Rosťa Osička - Czech Boxing Painting Legend – Gladiators Gladiators II – Gladiators Fernando Jiu Jitsu – Gladiators

2003 Love story
Blood – The Jungle of the Civilisation

Anna – Photographs “Madonnas” 2003 Desire 1 – Photographs “Love Story” (Blood) 2003 Desire 2 – Photographs “Love Story” (Blood) 2003 Lovestory 2 – Photographs “Love Story” (Blood) 2003 Lovestory 3 – Photographs “Love Story” (Blood) 2003 Lovestory 4 – Photographs “Love Story” (Blood) 2003 Dream – Photographs “Love Story” (Blood) 2003 Lovestory 1 – Photographs “Love Story” (Blood) 2003

2003 Love story
Milk – The Jungle of Nature

To the Upper Floors – Photographs “Love Story” (Milk) 2003 Chief Man – Photographs “Love Story” (Milk) 2003 Forever – Photographs “Love Story” (Milk) 2003 Eye – Photographs “Love Story” (Milk) 2003 Heart – Photographs “Love Story” (Milk) 2003 Father – Photographs “Love Story” (Milk) 2003 Mission From the Planet Abuavage – Photographs “Love Story” (Milk) 2003 Ritual – Photographs “Love Story” (Milk) 2003

2002 Korowai Batu Tribe

Photo – Korowai Batu Tribe Photo – Korowai Batu Tribe Photo – Korowai Batu Tribe Photo – Korowai Batu Tribe Photo – Korowai Batu Tribe Photo – Korowai Batu Tribe Photo – Korowai Batu Tribe Photo – Korowai Batu Tribe Photo – Korowai Batu Tribe

2001 – 2002 Yali Mek Tribe

Photo – Yali Mek Tribe Photo – Yali Mek Tribe Photo – Yali Mek Tribe Photo – Yali Mek Tribe Photo – Yali Mek Tribe Photo – Yali Mek Tribe Photo – Yali Mek Tribe Photo – Yali Mek Tribe Photo – Yali Mek Tribe

2000 – 2001 New York City + Cities

Planet Earth – Photographs From USA (SF) 2000 - 2001 H2O – Photographs From USA (NYC) 2000 - 2001 Cadmium – Photographs From USA (NYC) 2000 - 2001 Parade of Stars 1 – Photographs From USA (NYC) 2000 - 2001 Parade of Stars 2 – Photographs From USA (NYC) 2000 - 2001 Predator 1 – Photographs From USA (NYC) 2000 - 2001 Predator 2 – Photographs From USA (NYC) 2000 - 2001 Action Painting – Photographs From USA (NYC) 2000 - 2001

1997 – 2001 Papua New Guinea + West Papua

Photo 1 – Photographs From West Papua (Yali Mek People) 2001 Photo 2 – Photographs From West Papua (Yali Mek People) 2001 Photo 3 – Photographs From West Papua (Yali Mek People) 2001 Photo 4 – Photographs From West Papua (Yali Mek People) 2001 Photo 1 – Photographs From Papua New Guinea/Huli Wigman Tribe 1999 Photo 2 – Photographs From Papua New Guinea/Huli Wigman Tribe 1999 Photo 3 – Photographs From Papua New Guinea/Huli Wigman Tribe 1999 Photo 4 – Photographs From Papua New Guinea/Huli Wigman Tribe 1999

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