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Mária Júdová – Constellation of the fleshMária Júdová – Constellation of the flesh
Laterna magika

Constellation of the flesh (SK)

Mária Júdová


The New Stage - Operations Building B
Laterna fest

Basic information


The New Stage - Operations Building B

Venue and time

Gallery magika (Themos building near the New Stage)
21.–26. June 2022

  • Tuesday I 21. 6., 4pm–8pm
  • WednesdayFriday I 22.–24. 6., 2pm–8pm
  • Saturday I 25. 6., 12pm–8pm
  • Sunday I 26. 6., 12pm–4pm

Free entry

Introduction and programme

Constellation of the flesh is a VR experience inspired by Buryat shamans going into trance.


Constellation of the flesh is a VR experience inspired by Buryat shamans going into trance. Based on a real event in a sacred place between Mongolia, Siberia and China, where a rare meeting of shamans took place at the end of the summer of 2019. The project is a simulation of a performance, a supernatural dance experience, of visual documentary and rendered worlds. It opens a discursive space that provides new visibility to the old, supposedly irrational belief system and the alternative views of the world inherent in shamanism. The starting point lies with the constantly marginalised Buryat people who nomadically dwell mainly in Siberia and other parts of Russia, in Mongolia, Manchuria and Central Asia, crossing countries and borders.

The project focuses on the choreographic expression of trance in shamanist movements. Can we digitise the dance of the supernatural? Can we transform those trance fragments into a sensory experience? How can the body transcend beyond physical boundaries?


Art direction:
Choy Ka Fai and Mária Júdová

Concept and research:
Choy Ka Fai

3D visual design:
Mária Júdová and Florian Friedrich

Music composition and sound design:
Tseng Yun-Fang

Dance and motion capture:
Yurika Yamamoto a Susanne Grau

Project manager:
Mara Nedelcu

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