Michaela Casková is an artist, art educator, nomadic gardener and forager who keeps an eye on atmospheric events. Walking, observing, asking, being in silence, listening, imagining, picking, foraging, mapping and drawing are some of her tools. Motivated by processes of connecting, sharing, doing, being and learning together she keeps moving between different collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. As a chair of Mustarinda association she takes part in projects intertwining art, science and ecological and cultural diversity. Most of her wanderings, foraging and gatherings are connected to Mustarinda house surrounded by old-growth forest or by the sea in her studio in Lapinlahti bay and Suomenlinna island in Helsinki, or her homeland in Czech Republic.
Small Talk #7: Reading Room
Often we had to almost shout to be able to hear each other. Often the wind took my breath away and I could not
read anymore. Often the wind blew my thoughts away, and what I could hear were only endless sounds of weather. We arrived to island in the beginning of November 2017. Hardly any people visited Örö during that month. Couple of times two of us walked here, sit next to each other on stairs of Reading room’s ruins
and read out loud. Listen to a one month of island weathering read by author here.