The second project of the Possibilities of Space Interpretations serie by austrian artist Anne Glassner.


In the project SENSING THE NIGHT researchers, artists, philosophers, architects and curators from Vienna and Brno are invited to spend a night in the Villa Tugendhat to experience the sleeping, resting body in connection with the surroundings. The meditative effect of architecture on the human body and consciousness is the main focus.

Our society is running faster and faster and there is no time to pause, to contemplate. In this interactive performance, participants will sense the villa through sleeping and dreaming in the house. 

During her artist in residence at the House of Art Brno, Anne Glassner will explore different sleeping spaces in the villa using embodied artistic experiences such as listening, looking, observing, exploring, analysing, sound recording, drawing, creative mapping.

The idea of appropriating space with the resting reclining body and the connection with the floor is the main focus: How is the space transformed by the horizontal posture of the body? How does the original interior space and the constantly changing light in the villa affect the body? What kind of soundscape is created in the space? How does the space sensually affect the sleep and dreams of the participants?

The participants‘ notes and photos created during  “Sesing the night” will be shown in an exhibition at the Villa Tugendhat.

More information about the project HERE.

4. 8. 2021, 18:00 opening of the exhibition with presence of Anne Glassner
5. 8. – 29. 8. 2021 exhibition of the performative interpretation in the technical floor of the Tugendhat villa (accessible Tue–Sun 10:00–17:30, 50 CZK)

Authors of the concept and production of exhibitions: Barbora Benčíková, Ludmila Haasová, Neli Hejkalová, Lucie Valdhansová (Villa Tugendhat Study and Documentation Centre)
Curator: Neli Hejkalová
Graphic design: Atelier Zidlicky
Project photographer: Mizuki Nakeshu

The project is realized with financial support of the Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic.