GUTTA (english version)

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Praha

It is a multi-layered project centered on the person of "Amazon Gutta", a woman from the Yoruba people, performing with the group of "Amazons of Dahomey", which in September 1892, arrived in Prague. Gutta contracted pneumonia or typhoid fever here, and died after a few days. Her solemn funeral was a big spectacle, which took place on September 21, 1892 and was widely reported by press around the world. She was buried then in the Olšany cemetery. Two years later, her remains were excavated by Jindřich Matiegka and placed in the university collection, from where they found their way to the Hrdlicka Museum of Man, where they remain to this day.

The Gutta walk goes by the steps of her presence in the town and of the funeral revealing some possible facts of her life and bringing it back to contemporary Prague.

Idea & screenplay – Ludomir Franczak www.lfranczak.pl Music – Marcin Dymiter www.emiter.org Texts: Ariela Azoulay, Ludomir Franczak, Filip Herza, Sára Märc, Thabo Mbeki Voices: Sára Arnstein, Petr Dlouhý, Ludomir Franczak, Sára Märc

Project team: Zuzanna Berendt, Petr Dlouhý, Marcin Dymiter, Ludomir Franczak, Agáta Hrnčířová, Anna Majewska, Sára Märc, Ida Ślęzak

With the help of: Johanna Berg, Dominika Czarnecka, Filip Herza, Clemens Radauer (humanzoo.net), Louise Steinman

Project partners: Cross Attic/Praha, Studio ALTA/Praha, Pracownia Kuratorska/Cracow Project created within the VARP PA program financed by Visegrad Fund


Ludomir Franczak

Ludomir Franczak

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Viewpoint

This place allows you to view most of the area of the action. Find a good spot to sit and see the to…

Strelecky ostrov

Here, in September 1892 the group of "Amazons from Dahomey" performed. One of them – Gutta – fell il…

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Text and reading – Ludomir Franczak

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Text and reading – Ludomir Franczak

Sara/Gutta

This part of the walk is designed by Sara Märc Sound by Marcin Dymiter

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