A black and white melodrama, theatre of images and a concert. An autobiographical exploration of the past, inspired by the inflatable toys of the artist’s mother, Libuše Niklová.
Petr Nikl describes his artistic mission as “a musical stage picture of time and echoes of memories. The play is very inflatable and airy.” Nikl will be joined on stage by Miroslav Černý, Ondřej Eremiáš and others. The chamber melodrama was created as a tribute to the work of Libuše Niklová, the creator of plastic toys with which two generation of Czech children have grown up. For the first time in many years these toys have once again been discovered and hailed as works of art. Libuše Niklová is the first Czech artist whose work has been presented in the prestigious Musée des Arts décoratifs at the Louvre and her toys are currently exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In the performance of I Am Your Bunny, Petr Nikl deals with her premature death. He returns to his early childhood. The stage of the performance is in black and white, like the old family movies that Petr recently discovered. The space of the theatre quietly fills with inflated objects, which later just as quietly disappear. This performance is a fantastic voyage into the realm of early childhood to places where even memory cannot reach.
The performance was created as a co-production with the Archa Theatre, where it has been presented in various incarnations since 2011.