Still from 'Baked Woman of Doubice' 8min 53secs HD video, 2012

I celebrate and re-interpret long established customs with performance, print & video. My work is not built on existing facts of past folk practices alone. It is a personalised exploration of the feelings and fantasies bound up in our rich festive celebrations. After researching how people faithfully practice their traditions and rituals I then reinvent them with my collaborators and local communities.

Among many others actor writer Zoe Simon and cellist composer Bela Emerson have continuously contributed to realizing and re-interpreting my vision. In 2016 days before the United Kingdom rejected union with Europe we revived the British tradition of Clipping the Church with over 200 people from leave voting Erdington. Weeks later in the church that we clipped one resident ironically stated that migrants like me only came to UK for money and are not interested in its culture.

Tereza Buskova (b.1978, Prague) is a Czech artist who lives in Birmingham with her young family. She completed her Fine Art Printmaking MA at the Royal College of Art in 2007. Since her graduation from the RCA Buskova has been exhibited by David Roberts (Rituals, 2008), Anita Zabludowicz (A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break, 2009), the Newlyn Art Gallery (Rituals Are Tellers Of Us, 2013) and the Whitechapel Gallery (Reality Czech: the Czech Avant-Garde,2015). She has exhibited, performed and lectured in a broad range of different spaces including Lincoln's Chambers Farm Wood 2010, Kunstnernes Hus Oslo 2014 and Erdington High Street 2016.