Info: Stanislava Kovalcikova’s visual worlds and theatrical settings are intimate, psychological spaces. They draw the audience in before repelling and shutting them out at the very next moment. What remains is the uncomfortable feeling of intruding into a private realm of withdrawal. These spaces not only describe physical, but also mental states, whose density triggers an almost claustrophobic tension. Their protagonists are not meant to be pleasing. Rather, they make themselves vulnerable, open to attack; liberated from expectations, they seem to be removed from all worldly concerns. They describe precisely the (im)possibilities of human existence – in a way that is unmasked, fearless, abysmal, and riddled with complexity and contradictions. Location: Caprii, Orangeriestr. 6, 40213 Düsseldorf.