Nicolas Prokop


May 14, 2021 — Jun 18, 2021
Opening Friday 14. May 2021 0:00

Mariana Pecháčková

  • 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐨𝐩
  • 𝐏𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐨
  • short film, 18:25 min
  • 2020

directed by: Nicolas Prokop, camera: Jack Laing Aiken, music: Alois Yang

birds have grown weary of these barren lands sounds which used to sweep these hills have been evicted leaving only a putrid silence to ward off any strays

the sun's rays are being held captive smeared by the thickening haze maybe I passed 40 miles today trailing the heels of twilights endless march

the hollowing of my innards suggests I should turn back soon despite my precautions, these barren lands will dispose of me samples from this far afield will need time to acclimatise but supplies must be replenished back on the south bound trail

the coordinates where right I supposed to go up north more to the north here, one might have thought he lost his perception of hearing

coarse air strips the atmosphere of all familiar inhalations rarely seen chaos takes form in forgotten shapes, forgotten lands, and forgotten selves.

when seeing the flow gone poor I was sticking flowers between its fracture

The short film, 'Picaro', is a fictional story which imagines the effects of a contaminated environment on the human body and its behaviour. Traversing the forgotten ghostscapes of this toxic world, Picaro's necessity to adapt sends him on a journey to redraw a map of consciousness against the unknown nature and his lost memories.


Late-night TV is a night gallery presenting a curated selection of contemporary moving images. The screen, located in the Karpuchina Gallery window facing the street, extends the gallery's activities to evening street traffic.