Index of Time, self-published book in collaboration with Peter Watkins, 2012.

Index of Time

project in collaboration with Peter Watkins


Býčí skála Cave is situated in the central part of the Moravian Karst in the Josefovské Valley, between the towns of Adamov and Křtiny. Its current known length is over 13km, the second-longest cave system in the Czech Republic.

Although the entrance to the cave has always been known, it was the explorer and archaeologist Jindřich Wankel who in 1872 discovered traces of a Paleolithic settlement thought to originate from between 100,000 to 10,000 BC. Wankel found the skeletons of one man and forty young women at the site. Some of the women had been beheaded, some were missing legs or hands. On a small, unassuming 'altar', Wankel claimed that he found a single skull and a pair of skeletal hands. The remains, he said, were bejeweled with a crown and rings. It was Wankel's romantic interpretation, then, that he’d chanced upon the grave of a nobleman accompanied by forty ritually sacrificed women. Among the many artifacts found dating back to the Bronze Age (700–450 BC), perhaps the most notable is the statuette of a small bronze bull—from which the cave derives its name (Býčí skála means 'bull rock')—and various other tools decorated with circular symbols thought to be of religious significance. The cave also contains a small Neolithic picture, which was carbon dated back 5,200 years.

Nowadays, the cave is closed to the public, but a group of part-time speleologists and general enthusiasts explore it at leisure with a kind of fierce devotion. Their progress is slow, and the work dangerous, but their motivation lies in the adventure of possibility—to be the first to uncover the uncharted territories of prehistory.

TEREZA ZELENKOVA

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Table of Contents


I        Work

          (work in progress)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015

          Two and two is five . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2014

          The Absence of Myth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2013

          Georges Bataille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

         The Other Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

          Index of Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

          Night is also a sun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

          Supreme Vice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010     


II      Publications

         The Absence of Myth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

         Index of Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

         Supreme Vice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

     

III    Online Reviews

         The Guardian

         1000 Words blog

         Notes on metamodernism

         Calvert Journal

         Paper Journal

         Der Greif - part I, part II, part III, part IV, part V

         Dazed Digital

         Ahorn Magazine

         Photo-Eye

         1000 Words


IV    Information

         News   

         About

         CV

         Contact

       

V    Editions