Milena Dopitova

“MINE, COME ON, I'VE GOT IT, MINE, I'M ON IT! 2012 is a multimedia installation, a recording of a group of young people performing a physical activity in an indefinite time and space.


In their own characteristic way, they represent an event, a game, a performance, some kind of “break”.


Here, positive group energy is the motivation for integrating an individual into society.


Absence of collective confrontation and communication can elicit emotions such as insecurity, the loss of self-confidence and of faith in the formation of one’s own opinion not only at a young age, but also across generations.


The project is a performance by kindred souls, a ritual dance by young men – 21st Century shamans. Attack, defence, the strengthening of the body and the mind, these are the elements forming the basic line of the overall result.



Mine, Come on, I’ve got it!





The project employs holographic technology with transparent foil, enabling a specific perception of audiovisual projection in space.






*1963, lebt und arbeitet in Praha, Tschechische Republik





Michal Ranny Award, Brno

Tranzit, Praha

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, INC, New York

The Central European Culture Initiative Prize, Wien


Milena Dopitová has been an influential personality on the Czech art scene since the start of the 1990s. Beginning with her first exhibitions with the group Pondělí (1989-1993, with P. Humhal, P. Lysáček, M. Nesázal and P. Písařík), the themes of her artistic practice have been universal and simple; sometimes they are embodied in large-scale installations that strive to maintain a certain abstract detachment, at other times in intimate assemblages thematising the confrontation of the prefabricated and the handmade, the public and the private. Dopitová’s practice often also takes the form of dream-like symbolic performances documented with

photographs and video.