Čtyři dny | Four days

Phenomenological Recipes

Performative installation

DAILY, Desfours Palace
Mo–Fr 16:00–22:00, Sa–Su 14:00–22:00
Opening and closing until 24:00
Price: 50 CZK (within an entrance fee for an exhibition)

The Stranger Gets a Gift focuses on developing encounters for one audience member at a time. These may appear in secluded performances, installations or exchanges between performer and audience member. In Phenomenological Recipes these are explored through two seperate projects; one to one performances and a performative installation.

For the one to one performances, guest artist will devise experiences within the context of the 4 Days in Motion festival invading the common spaces of Desfours Palace. The performative installation will present the work of students of the MA Directing of Devised and Object Theater of the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU), in collaboration with students of the School of Art and Design of Prague College under the mentorship of Cristina Maldonado.


Performative Installation

5-13th October, 3rd Floor

Recipes to perform a personal acupuncture on an impersonal space using memory, stories, identity and one’s own imagination. You can observe or follow instructions to connect to the space, and experience someone else’s personal rituals. 

Running every day during regular opening hours in the third floor.

Live interventions:

 5th Oct: 4PM-10PM
6th Oct: 2PM-10PM
7th Oct: 2PM-10PM
10th Oct: 7PM-10PM


Performative installations: Alyssa Dillard, Tinka Avramova, Ine Ubben, Wayne Jordan, Alexandre Andrada, Maja Jurse, Lamija Čehajić, Susanne Kass, Ayoub Motaraf, Keya Singh, Isabela Juchniewicz, Theo Tan, Najan Velaskar, Bethany Lacktorin and Cristina Maldonado.

Phenomenological Recipes concept and mentor: Cristina Maldonado.
Production Assistant: Tanvi Shettigar
Technical support: Eduardo Lara
MA Directing of Devised and Object Theatre, DAMU Program Leader: Sodja Lotker
Prague College School of Art and Design, Deputy Director: Jeff Buehler
Photo and video: Lamija Čehajić



One to One Performances

11-13 October, 3rd Floor and Bar


Bria de la Mare, 15 min
Visit our pop-up clinic and take the procedure that will help you live in a world full of lies.

12.10 16:00 – 19:00
13.10 16:00 – 19:00

Find us in the common area of Desfours Palace, appointments can be made on the spot.


US 2

Lea Kukovičič
30-35 min

A performative installation for 2 audience members. A test for two. Do not be afraid to do things others say you shouldn’t, but at the same time, check your moral beliefs.

11.10 18:00 – 21:00
12.10  16:00 – 18:00
13.10 14:00 – 20:00

Find us in the common area of Desfours Palace, appointments can be made on the spot.



Eva Rosemarijn
Performers: Nitish Jain, Ivana Atanasova, Ine Ubben and Tanvi Shettigar
20-30 min

The family meal is a distant memory, a smell, a sound, a taste. Join this family dinner for one. A performance for one, a performance for four.

11.10 16:00 – 22:00
12.10 17:00 – 22:00
13.10 15:00 – 23:00

Find us in the 3rd floor In the Phenomenological Recipes section, appointments can be made on the spot.



Theresa Schrezenmeir, Collaboration with Isabela Juchniewicz
15 min

This performance supplies you with light and transparent colors, chosen by non-transparent parameters.

11.10 16:00 – 21:00
12.10 17:00 – 22:00
13.10 14:00 – 20:00

Find us in the 3rd floor In the Phenomenological Recipes section, appointments can be made on the spot.


Curated by: Cristina Maldonado.
Production Assistant: Tanvi Shettigar
Coordinators: Bria de la Mare and Eva Rosemarijn




Cristina Maldonado is a Mexican performance artist based in Prague that combines experimental theatre, dance, live video interventions, participatory art, new and old media in site specific projects, staged performances and installations. Her most recent production is Stereopresence, a videoperformance in collaboration with dramaturg Sodja Lotker. Currently she works in two multidisciplinary platforms- What She Does a solo project that appropriates old films to make hand made live intervention improvisations and The Stranger Gets a Gift performances for one person at a time using diverse media resulting in participatory installations.