ARNIKA AHLDAG (production part II)
Arnika Ahldag is an art history research scholar based in New Delhi since 2012. She studied Art History and History at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg and at the University College London. Currently she is a PhD student in Visual Arts at the School of Arts and Aesthetics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, where she researches in the field of institutional history and national archives of art. She assisted in the exhibition A word not a phrase by Raqs Media Collective at Gallery Nature Morte (2012) and worked with the Mobile Academy Berlin on the project Last Minute Exercise (2014). She initiated in collaboration with the Indian director Amitesh Grover and Filmmaker Shaunak Sen talk installations: Encounter 6134, Downtime (2014) and On Mourning (2015). Presently Arnika is researching for the Mobile Academy Berlin.
Giovanni Aloi (lecturer part I)
Giovanni Aloi studied Fine Art – Theory and Practice and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University. He is a Lecturer in History of Art and Visual Cultures at the School of the Art In-stitute of Chicago, Sotheby’s Institute of Art London/New York, and Tate Galleries. He lec-tures on subjects of modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on the representation of nature and animals. He is Editor in Chief of Antennae, the Journal of Nature in Visual Cul-ture (www.antennae.org.uk). Aloi completed his PhD on ‘taxidermy in contemporary art’ at Goldsmiths University of London in 2014. In 2011 he published Art & Animals with IB Tauris.
Stefan Aue (production part I)
Stefan Aue works since 2015 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and coordinates the realisation of an international academy in the framework of the project “Wohnungsfrage”. Parallel he is part of the academic staff in the Mobile Academy in Berlin. He previously co-ordinated “ArteFakte”, the topic of the year at Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, where he was responsible for planning and implementing a programme of more than thirty individual scientific and artistic events and exhibitions. After his studies of sociology, psychology and communication science with specialisation in metropolis research and the sociology of space, Stefan worked in international foundations for political education. He is a co-editor of the volume "ArteFakte: Reflexionen und Praktiken wissenschaftlich-künstlerischer Be-gegnungen“, published by Transcript in November 2014.
Steve Baker (lecturer part I)
Steve Baker writes about contemporary artists’ engagement with questions of animal life. He is Emeritus Professor of Art History at the University of Central Lancashire, and his books include Artist|Animal (2013), Killing Animals (with The Animal Studies Group, 2006), The Postmodern Animal (2000) and Picturing the Beast (1993). His artwork was included in the recent exhibitions Ecce Animalia (Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Poland, 2014) and Arche Noah (Museum Ostwall, Germany, 2014-15), and has also been shown in the UK, USA and Australia. He is on the editorial boards of animal studies journals in the USA, UK, Australia and Italy.
Libor Balák (companion part II)
Libor Balák is a painter (a pupil of Zdenek Burian’s) and passionate paleontologist living in Brno. In recent years he has focused on recreating prehistory either in commissions for various museums or for the Antropark project. The study of ancient animal species has helped him understand prehistory, as has cohabitation with a green iguana. The iguana Lina takes part alongside Libor in lectures and presentations at various universities and is accompanying him to Plzeň.
Ota Bareš (companion part II)
Ota Bareš works as an animal trainer for Czech and international film productions. A fox named Winnie, which has lived alongside various other animals at Ota Bareš’s home in Prague for over seven years, will come to Plzeň with him. Winnie the fox appeared in Lars von Trier’s 2009 film Antichrist and it was from his mouth that the sentence “chaos reigns” was heard. The shoot took place in Germany and the shy fox spent several weeks there with his trainer. Since then Winnie has been living in Prague, to date without further film offers. Ota Bareš is coming with Winnie the fox.
PIERRE BECKER, Ta-Trung (graphic designer)
Ta-Trung is a Berlin based design studio specializing in visual identities, advertising campaigns and digital issues for the cultural sector. Clients and partners rely on professional consulting and expertise that is based on over 15 years of experience in corporate design and creative direction. Whether they are well-known institutions, independent record labels or upcoming artists – they’re all on a par, à table svp. Clients a.o.: Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Mobile Academy Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berliner Festspiele. www.ta-trung.com
Jiří Cafourek (companion part II)
Jiří Cafourek is a therapist at a drug treatment centre and since 2008 has been keeping bees in Prague and Rakovník. A swarm of honeybees will accompany him. Jiří Cafourek uses his work with bees to teach children and young people responsibility. He popularises bees, keeps them himself and installs beehives on the roofs of buildings in Prague.
Zuzana Daušová (companion part II)
Zuzana Daušová is an experienced dog trainer and is director and co-founder of Prague’s HELPPES centre, which trains assistant and guide dogs for the disabled. Zuzana trains dogs of various breeds, such as retrievers, and as well as dogs has a mini horse, a small filly that answers to the name Katrijn Van der Meier.
Jana Doudova (production part II)
Jana Doudova, lives in Prague, she studied Humanities at Charles University, with a focus on modern art, history and visual communication. Jana continues her curatorial studies at the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyne. She is part of the informal artistic platform UMA: You Make Art, aiming to mediate contemporary arts towards the public. She cooperates a.o. with BAUGRUPPE ist super! and worked with various galleries in Praque, like SVIT, Pradelna Bohnice and MeetFactory. Currently she holds a position of being a student apprentice in the non-profit organization ZK/U - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik in Berlin.
The donkey (latein asinus) is a worldwide well-known animal as well as main character on snow flurry of a Romuald Karkamars’ film and of a performance series by Max Haas and David Weber-Krebs.
Owl (part I & II)
The owls are a bird species (lat. Aves) with around 200 sorts. Here we have a quite, looking, dissected couple. Photographed by Roni Horn, described by Giovanni Aloi.
Anna Friedländer (production part II & III)
Anna Friedländer graduated in Theatre Arts (Brown University, USA) and Performance Design and Practice (Central Saint Martin’s, UK). She held an internship first with the Wooster Group and later at Richard Foreman’s Ontological Theatre. Since 2009 she lives in Prague, where she practices and teaches experimental vocal work. Since 2013 she teaches a workshop in extended vocal technique at The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU). Beyond her vocal practice Anna coordinated and organized numerous art events: AXA in ACTION (2011), Botana Mexicana Festival (2012), several projects for the Prague Quadrennial (2012-2013), vs. Interpretation (2014), Identity.Move! (2015), Why Talk to Animals (2015). Anna Friedländer is a founding member of TOPOS KOLEKTIV, a group of musicians, creating site-specific improvised musical performances.
Irina Guimbretière (film maker part II)
Irina Guimbretière lives and works in Paris and Angers teaching a critical approach of art focused on the questions of cultural mediation at l'Université Catholique de l'Ouest d'Angers. She is also an archivist and researcher for Catalogue raisonné des expositions at the Centre Pompidou, curator of the exhibition “Cours vite ; mords fort !“ about the artist Françis Alÿs at Université Paris Vincennes, Saint Denis, radio columnist of cultural program for CISM, Montreal, and mediator and coordinator for the FIFA (International Festival of Films on Art), Montreal. She publishes on contemporary art for Le Bourdon and for an artist's book/fanzine distributed by Motto, Berlin and Needles & Pens, San Francisco. She is currently working on Fabrizio Terranova's movie dedicated to the writing techniques invented by Donna Haraway.
Maximilian Haas (concept part I/ lecturer part II)
Maximilian Haas is a cultural theorist and dramaturg based in Berlin. He studied at the In-stitute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen and recently employed by the Volksbühne Berlin. Since 2011 practice-based PhD project on Animals on Stage: An Aesthetic Ecology of Performance (KHM Cologne). As part of the project he made a series of performances confronting a live donkey and a group of human performers on stage with David Weber-Krebs titled Balthazar. His research interests and publications primarily address the field of Animal Studies and Performance Aesthetics as well as Poststructuralism, Actor-Network-Theory, New Materialism, and Pragmatism.
Karin Harrasser (lecturer part II)
Karin Harrasser is an Austrian scientist focusing mainly on media and culture. The core areas of her scientific interest include techniques of self-regulation and media techniques, processes of timing, theories of the subject and object, popular culture and science fiction, gender and agency, genres and methods of cultural science. Since 2013 Karin Harrasser has been the Professor of the Department of Cultural Studies at Kunstuniversität Linz. Besides her scientific activities, Karin Harrasser has participated in various curatorial projects, among others, in "Die Untoten: Life Sciences & Pulp Fiction" at Kampnagel Hamburg, "The Irregulars - Economies of deviation" at NGBK in Berlin, "Lures of Speculation" for the art scene TQ Wien. Together with Elisabeth Timm, she publishes the Journal for Cultural Studies (Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften).
Daniel Hendrickson (voice over commentaries film programme part II)
Daniel Hendrickson was born in Nashville, Tennessee and now lives in Berlin, Germany. He is a member of the artists group CHEAP, and has contributed to numerous projects as a musician, writer, performer, and designer. Hendrickson is also a translator, a.o.: “Queer Art: A Freak Theory“ (Renate Lorenz) and “The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realism“ (Hermann Kappelhoff).
Philipp Hochleichter (Mobile Akademie Berlin)
Philipp Hochleichter (*1975) studied Humanities (theatre, film, music) at the HU Berlin, learned as assistant director and was strongly influenced by his work with Hannah Hurtzig, Meg Stuart, Chris Kondek and Victor Morales. He developed and produced together with Hannah Hurtzig dialogue installations under the label „Mobile Academy Berlin“. Hochleichter works in the fields video and theatre and manages currently for a NGO in Berlin the installation of radio transmitters in support of the resistance in Syria.
Lukas Hofmann (performer part II)
Lukas Hofmann goes by the nickname Saliva. He studies conceptual art at the Academy of Fine Arts Prague. He is dealing with topics of representation and self-representation through the use of various media - globalized virtuality video, events, and recently performance, and fashion. In his free time he is organizing and DJing the feminist activist party ‚slutcore‘. He is also the cofounder of houba studios- a two-member collective with Luzek Marny.
Ute Holl (lecturer part II)
Ute Holl is a professor for media studies at Basel University. Her work has focused on the critical epistemology and perception of audio/visual media, on a media history of acoustics and electro-acoustics, radio theory, and on aesthetic theories of technical media. Her research interests also cover experimental and ethnographic films. Some of her publications include: "Kino, Trance und Kybernetik", Berlin 2002, (english translation forthcoming); “Der Moses Komplex. Politik der Töne, Politik der Bilder“, Berlin-Zürich, 2014. “Memoryscapes. Filmformen der Erinnerung“, ed. with Matthias Wittmann, Berlin-Zürich 2014.
Jana Horáková (lecturer part I)
Jana Horáková graduated in Theatre studies. She is an associate professor in Aesthetics and teaches Theory of interactive media studies at Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University. She is interested in artistic activities in the point of intersection between art-science-technology with special attention to media-performance and robotic art. Recently she has become interested in media archaeology, software studies, and new media research methodologies in general. Horáková is an editor of the Czech-language open-access electronic journal TIM. Prior to her academic career she studied dance and was a member of the ballet ensemble of the National Theatre Prague.
Hannah Hurtzig (idea/concept part I, II & III)
Hannah Hurtzig works as dramaturge, curator and copyist in Berlin. With the Mobile Academy Berlin she develops different models of knowledge transfer: performative installations, audio and film archives and scenographies address-ing memory, space and rhetoric. Her most well known project, the „blackmarkert for knowledge and no-knowledge“), has been staged by now in 16 cities (and will be staged during 2015 in Basel, Paris and Sao Paulo). The main subjects of her scenographies since 2010 have been: life sciences as well as narratives about the beginning and the end of life and the death.
Beetle (part I, II & III)
The beetle (coleoptera) is with over 350.000 known species in 179 Families the largest category of insects as well as a classic human-animal-metamorphosed creature of the 20th century and a protagonist of a Chen Sheinberg’s film.
Jana Kasalová (companion part II)
Jana Kasalová is a visual artist from Prague. Though she studied painting her chief interest is drawing. Her creative approach could be described as a process of search and discovery. Jana has carried out various projects linked to the relationship between mankind and animals.
Tito Knapp (sound designer part II)
Tito Knapp is an inventor and social worker originally from Tivoli. He is a member of groups Don Chi Clan, Frog Sandwich, Alboth!, ¿illcomunicado? and Speeding Buddha. For a long time, he was devoted to the intercontinental study which was often conducted while sitting on park benches... Tito Knapp is one of the best sound wizards in Berlin.
Jiri Kunc (technical management part II & III)
Jiří Kunc is a freelance producer ready to fix every kind of unsolvable problems. Born in Pilsen, graduate from Faculty of Design and Art at University of West Bohemia, currently finishes dissertation and devotes himself to public space issues at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He cooperates on projects such as International Festival Theatre, Finále Plzeň and The Smetana Days; he was involved in genesis of site-specific project of pilsener PechaKucha Night. Supporting Pilsen 2015, he participates in some of its programme highlights. Graphic design, reading and roaming belong among his leisure time activities.
Crow (part I & II)
The crow forms together with the raven the family of the corvids (corvidae), is a escort of man in war and peace. Co-habitant of cities worldwide and Cord Riechelmann’s companion.
Anita Krausová (moderation part II)
Anita Krausová is a Czech actress who also works in the Czech Radio and translates German plays into Czech. She is a prominent figure on the independent scene; she works in the theatre, film and television.
Sarah Lewis (production part II)
Sarah Lewis is a Dominican-American cultural producer and performing artist based in Berlin. She received her Master of Fine arts at the University of Arts Berlin in the “Art in Context” program. She has researched and worked with collaborative art practices as a member of the art collective Lewis Forever (which presented work amongst other places at ps122 and the New Museum in NYC), independently with SOIT in Brussels, Agora in Berlin, for the City of Chicago’s On Edge Festival, and also recently hosted a performative workshop at Centro Huarte in Pamplona which dealt with collective art practice and the attention economy. Combining her artistic practices Sarah has come to play the role of a host concentrating on knowledge dissemination through theatrical forms. Assembling materials and facilitating situations that provide a platform (or stage) that attempts to level out hierarchies of knowledge and focuses rather on knowledge interdependence. Sarah has been working with Mobile Academy Berlin since 2013.
Monika Loderova (project coordination Goethe Institut, part I, II & III)
Monika Loderová is a program coordinator at the cultural department of the Goethe-Institut in Prague. She studied modern philology at the Faculty of Arts , Charles University in Prague and Amsterdam. She has worked for different theatre festivals and also works as a translator of contemporary German an Dutch drama.
Karel Makoň (companion part II)
Karel Makoň was a bit of a loner as a boy who, with binoculars around his neck, was more interested in ornithology than his classmates. He soon abandoned his technical education to work at the Plzeň Zoological Garden as a birds of prey keeper. In 1992 he set up the Protection of Birds Voluntary Ecological Society, in which he remains very active. He has also been a member of the Plzeň council. Karel Makoň will be accompanied by a barn owl named Adéla.
Cristina Navarro (production part I, II & III)
Cristina Navarro (*1982) is artistic production manager of Mobile Academy Berlin. She holds a MA in Art History at Universidad Complutense Madrid and another in Cultural Science and Technology of Art at Technische Universität Berlin. Navarro has worked as production manager, researcher and curator for cultural and art production in different international galleries and institutions such as the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and Historic Royal Palaces.
Parahuman (part I, II & III)
Willfully name of a trans-human-animal creature by Patricia Piccininis and muse for Jana Horakova’s thoughts.
Ondřej Pelikán (companion part II)
Ondřej Pelikán is a bioinformatics specialist and falconer. Alongside Lenka Kořínková he works at the Lipec Rescue Station for Handicapped Animals in the Žleby preserve. Ondřej Pelikán is skilled in taming various types of predators. He teaches them to fly and over time has learned to understand their body language. Ondřej Pelikán will be accompanied by the great horned owl Evžen and a female steppe eagle named Sophie.
Tereza Porubová (companion part II)
Tereza Porubová is an English teacher. After returning from Australia, where she lived for many years, she now has the highest number of pets in Plzeň. Tereza will bring her hen Pipka.
Jiri Pospíšil & Meda Mládková (companions part II)
Jiří Pospíšil is described as an art-lover, a culture lobbyist and a close friend of rich ladies. Last year he triumphed in elections to the European Parliament with the highest number of preferential votes. He is a member of the academic council of the National Gallery in Prague and has a reputation as a politician who avoids conflict. Meda Mládková values his honesty and sees him as a future Czech president. Jiří Pospíšil administers the Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation and Kampa Museum. In exile with her now late husband, Meda Mládková built up a magnificent art collection that contains over 1,200 works by Czech artists. She donated the collection to the city of Prague in 1989. Artworks from the collection are today located at the Kampa Museum. Meda Mládková and Jiří Pospíšil will be accompanied in Plzeň by their three dogs – Barča, Beáta and Leo.
rat (part I)
The rat (rattus) is a rodent of the family of the murinae. Specially the house rat and the brown rat were worldwide spread following the man: house rat, brown rat, laboratory rat. The two first were wrongly labeled as pest transmitter and are close to their extinction. The third one is fed by the science and glorified by punks.
Jakob Racek (project initiator Goethe Institut)
Jakob Racek (*1981) is Program Director for Central and Eastern Europe at the Goethe-Institut in Prague. He obtained an MA in Media Theory and Cultural Studies at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany. He has worked as a curator and cultural manager for several German and international galleries and institutions, such as the Staatliche Kunsthalle Ba-den-Baden, the Center for Contemporary Art in Plovdiv – Bulgaria and the Robert Bosch Foundation.
Cord Riechelmann (lecturer part I & II)
Cord Riechelmann studied Biology and Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin. He was a lecturer for Social Behaviour of Primates and History of Biology and is currently lecturing at the Studium Generale, Berlin University of the Arts. He writes for numerous German news-papers and journals including Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Merkur, taz and jungle world. He is the author of Bestiarium (2003), Wilde Tiere in der Großstadt (2004) and Krähen (2013). In 2011 he curated a program on animals in film at Kurzfilmtage in Oberhausen (with Marcel Schwierin). An essay on the forest is forthcoming with Merve.
Giant salamander (part I)
The giant salamanders (cryptobranchidae) are a very ethnic family in the category of the caudata as well as a former habitant sheltered in basement of the faculty of natural scienc-es of the University Prague and protagonist of a Karel Capek’s novel of the 1930s.
Susanne Sachsse (artist part II & III)
Susanne Sachsse is an actress and director. She was a member of the Berliner Ensemble where she worked with Heiner Müller, Einar Schleef, and Robert Wilson. In 2001, she co-founded the art collective CHEAP. She has worked in different performance, art and film contexts with, among others, Bruce LaBruce, Yael Bartana, Phil Collins, Keren Cytter, Hannah Hurtzig, Katya Sander and Vegard Vinge. Sachsse's first video Serious Ladies premiered in 2013 at KW/Berlin and was show at many international film festivals and galleries. Currently, she is working on her first feature film, Original Sin.
Marc Siegel (author commentaries film programme part II)
Marc Siegel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. His areas of research include gender/queer studies and avant-garde film. He recently edited a special issue of the journal Criticism (2014) on the American underground artist Jack Smith. His book “A Gossip of Images” is forthcoming from Duke University Press.
Pola Sieverding (artist part II)
Pola Sieverding is a visual artist working with photography, film and video. Her works deal with questions of representation and image production within cultural formations defined by concepts of desire and identification processes. A recurring aspect in her work is the idea of portraiture, which she understands as an interpretive reading of the inscriptions of culture in the human body. Her most recent work concentrates on the Arena as a theatrical space in which bodies become images, phantasies become reality and the relationship between performer and audience is immanent in the architecture. Pola Sieverding lives and works in Berlin and is represented by the Anna Jill Lüpertz Gallery.
Petra Soukupová (companion part II)
Petra Soukupová is a Czech novelist and dramaturge. Following the success of her books K moři (To the Sea) and Zmizet (Disappear) she is now writing her third book. Petra will be accompanied by her dog – the boxer Pula.
Space dog (part I)
The space dog is a special sort of the house dog (canis lupus familiaris), which is kept as pet and farm animal. Cosmonaut heroes in exhibition spaces and advertisement campaigns in the Soviet Union.
Dr. Marek Spinka (lecturer part II)
Dr. Marek Špinka studied zoology at the Faculty of Science at Charles University in Prague. His career began at the Psychiatric Research Institute in Bohnice. He later moved to the Institute of Physiology at the Academy of Sciences, where he studied the ethology of laboratory rats. Since 1987 he has worked at the Institute of Animal Science, where he specialises in the social behaviour of pigs, horses and ungulates in captivity. Marek Špinka is a member of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), where he is secretary for Central and Eastern Europe.
Marco Stella (lecturer part I & II)
Marco Stella, Ph.D., graduated in anthropology at the Charles University (CU) in Prague. His main research interests cover history of biology and anthropology, especially the role of animals and animal representations in science. He teaches at the Faculty of Humanities and at the Faculty of Science at Charles University, where he also works as curator of the Hrdlička Museum of Man. He is editor of the series Andrias (CU) and Nonhumans in Social Sciences. His current research deals with anthropomorphic interpretations of animal be-haviour in science and popular culture around 1900.
Florian Stirnemann (artist part II)
Florian Stirneman is an architect and stage designer. In collaboration with the architectural team Raumlabor Berlin he created, among others, the Berlin city pavilion for the Shanghai Biennale 2012, the architecture for the exhibition "Black Mountain" (Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin 2015) and the festival centre for the Theater der Welt (Mannheim 2014). He prepared the architectural concept for the exhibition Phil Collins: In every dream home a heartache (Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2013) and created a variety of spaces for the Mobile Academy Berlin, among other, for the events called Die Untoten (Kampnagel, Hamburg 2010), On the Scene of Intimacy (Am Schauplatz der Intimität) (HAU, Berlin 2009) and Last Minute Exercise (Delhi, 2014).
Lucie Sujová (companion part II)
Lucie Sujová has a business education but today works as a forestry worker. She is an active member of the Czech Club of Owners of Pigs Reared Domestically and lives with three pigs in Nevelkov. She is coming to Plzeň with her pig Pinky.
Johana Švarcová (DJ part II)
Johana Švarcová (born 1983 in Liberec, Czech Republic) is an actress, musician and performer. She studied at the Centre of Audiovisual Studies at FAMU in Prague. Johana Švarcová is very active on the freshest Prague music and theatre scene. She can play music as a scenic gesture—she perceives the crowd of people as a blank blackboard, on which she can paint a picture of spiritual and social harmony. She was awarded, for example, the price Next Wave in the category Discovery of the Year (2007) and the price Prix Bohemia Radio with Radio IVO for the play Sir, could you spare 20 minutes? (Pane, měl byste 20 minut)? (2009).
Fabrizio Terranova (film maker part II)
Fabrizio Terranova lives and works in Brussels. He is a filmmaker, curator, dramaturge and professor at the ERG Brussels, where he founded and co-manages the Master's degree Narration Spéculative. He works in particular on relations, tensions and connections between popular cultures and the so-called avantgardes. He is the director of “José Andrei, An Insane Portrait”, experimental documentary which has been shown at the IFFR Rotterdam Film Festival, FID Marseille, FIFA Montreal, Muestra Internacional Documental, Bogotá) and was extended by a book published by Les Editions du Souffle. Terranova is a founding member of the DingDingDong Institute of co-production of knowledge on Huntington's disease. His next movie focuses on the writing techniques invented by Donna Haraway.
Olesya Turkina (lecturer part I)
Olesya Turkina, critic and curator, is a Senior Research Fellow at the State Russian Museum and Head of the MA Program in Curatorial Studies at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Scienc-es (Smolny College), St. Petersburg State University. She has worked on numerous exhibi-tions, including Manifesta 10 (St. Petersburg, 2014), Art Basel Miami Beach (2006) and the 48th Venice Biennale (1999), and contributed to numerous publications. Recent books in-clude The Life of Remarkable Monroe (with Viktor Mazin, 2014), Soviet Space Dogs (Fuel Lon-don, 2014). Since 1999 she is a member of Russian Federation of Cosmonautics.
Václav Vydra (companion part II)
Václav Vydra is an actor from a famous Czech acting family. A horse owner since 1998, he built the Institute of Holistic Care for Horses on his farm. This holistic care is based on research by the German veterinarian Dr. Sylvie Strasser. Václav Vydra will be accompanied by his two Arabian thoroughbreds – Démon and Gustav.
Martin Vobruba (companion part II)
Martin Vobruba is a teacher of mathematics and geography. Seventeen years ago his passionate love for animals led him to Plzeň zoo. Since then he has served as its press spokesman and made the most of the close proximity to animals. He likes talking about animals and takes an interest in their genealogies. He is coming with a python regius named Božena.