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Am_itka Jitka Cardová

About me

Am_itka. Selective, single original personality. Usually alone, far far away from regular people, but definitely prepared to interact.
FOR THE HUGE PILE OF REFERENCES and MINUTELY WORKED OUT PROFILE FEEL OBLIGATED TO CHECK MY CS ACCOUNT which you will find here:
http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/am_itka/

A founder of FARCASTER (casting faster going far) NETWORK for life development and inventive relationships - check it there, my way of life, my art & philosophical works, my partners for developed living etc.
http://farcaster.webnode.cz/

http://picasaweb.google.com/ji.cardova - My S-Pace of Being Gallery, thousand faces, some travels and various moments of my life.

I basically invest all my energy and intelligence to
invent my new self in the always new conditions of time
and space - I do all my best to find myself new & developed in unexpectable way in every future moment :)
I take every setting as mine and use it to invent myself in organic way.
I understand my life perfectly (it's mine).
And I want to spin it all over this way to the bright perfect end, never stop before, finish with the highest score of being myself possible.

I love to make my friends amazed, I love being amazed as well. I don't care about "true" - I care about "potential" & "interesting". :)

I simply search (here and everywhere) for people I could be fascinated by, if zero, I definitely prefer solitude.

Funny. I do not enjoy any proclaimed communities, prefer to stand alone complex. But when extraordinary people appear, I'm absolutely interested. Bewitched. Reactive.

I can get pretty close, but all my life is open for wandering in there reciprocialy.

I can seriously consider only last minute requests - the "laster" the better. The only moment I can say whether I am really interested into meeting you is the present moment of now.

BEFORE SENDING ME A REQUEST MAKE SURE you understand why you want ME to meet you - and put it down. I'm not interested in those CSers thinking they have some supernatural right to be welcomed just because they find our place suitable and the list of movies impressive and take it that I simply will cooperate nicely. It never works here this way. It's always people with unique reasons who can impress me, never the sup-posers. I'm not taking in anyone without a chance that I could be somehow fascinated by them.
Don't see any point of inviting people who don't care if at least fitting to my profile. This I consider to be spamming, not a serious request, and I feel free to response appropriately. I made myself quite clear how I use CS and who can be welcomed. Then I'd expect not to be bothered by people who obviously want what I'm explicitely not willing to give. This is the basic rule of CS, support of individual matching constellations.

Spoken languages

  • Czech Mother Tongue
  • English Expert
  • German Beginner
  • Russian Beginner

My interests

Hobbies:

Good books. Great movies. Extraordinary events. Living on the edge. Creative, interactive open minded strong strong people. Breaking, opening ideas, experiences.

Years of yoga and improved breathing techniques. Not-eating for the whole months periods. Lucid and altered states of mind explorations.

My big project's my life. I keep it alive, changing, growing. Interested in everything what can drive it into new & different ways.

I go through everything. Arts, jobs, outdooring, indooring, travelling, relationing, solituding etc.
I like moving: flying, yoging, diving, horse-riding, reading in a train, watching movies, meditating, laying on a moving Earth and thinking, feeling, breathing etc.

Books:

One Hundred Years of Solitude, G. G. Márquez (and Love in the Time of Cholera)
Rayuela, J. Cortázar
The Spell (Die Verzauberung), Hermann Broch (and other books)
Der Richter und sein Henker (The Judge and His Hangman), 1952 Fridrich Dürrenmatt (and other books)
In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust
Dune, F. Herbert
Hyperion, D. Simmons
The Glass Bead Game, H. Hesse
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
Axiomatic, Greg Egan (and Permutation City and Diaspora)
Catch XXII, J. Heller (and Something Happened)
It, S. King
The Witcher, A. Sapkowski (and short stories)
Cryptonomicon, N. Stephenson
Jude, The Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Foucault's Pendulum, U. Eco (maybe also the Island of the day Before)
Billiards at Half-past Nine, H. Böll
A Fraction of The Whole, S. Toltz, 2oo8...
Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, O. S. Card (great to read simultaneously)
Ray Bradbury
A Prayer for Owen Meany, J. Irving
In Watermelon Sugar, R. Brautigan
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches, G. Soucy
The Castle, F. Kafka
The Sister, J. Topol
The Mice of Natalia Mooshabr, L. Fuks (and The Duchess and the Cook)
Neuromancer, W. Gibbson
comics by Thomas Ott
H. P. Lovecraft - the whole thing
...

Music:

all kinds of open, progressive, creative music, from classical to alternative, art rock, post alt punk, beat(les), canto gregoriano :), even some jazz ;)
Air, Arctic Monkeys, Arthur H., J. S. Bach, Gnarls Barkley, Beatles, Beck, Beethoven, Blur, Björk, Jeff Buckley, Kate Bush, Clinic, John Coltrane, Ant. Dvorak, Editors, Gogol Bordello, Gorillaz, Händel, Jimi Hendrix, P. J. Harvey, Interpol, Diana Krall, Kasabian, King of Lion, Led Zeppelin, Mad Season, MelodyMakers, Mono, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Offenbach, OTK, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Ride, Sinead O'Connor, SoundGarden, Sonic Youth, The Commitments, The Good the Bad and the Queen, The Hives, The Strokes, The White Stripes, David Thomas, Tom Waits... ...

Films:

Just for taste, what I list in first ...five minutes ;), no special order:
Movies:

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969
Abraham's Valey, Oliveira, 1993

Pierrot le fou, 1965 (plus Breathless, 1959, and more by Godard, though not everything)
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern, Tom Stoppard, 1990
Inland Empire, D. Lynch, 2007
Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, new director's cut, 2oo7
Taken, 2002
Indian Runner, 1991
Five Easy Pieces, 1970
Man on The Moon, 1999, M. Forman
The Man Who wasn't There, 2oo1, Coen brothers
Inglorious Basterds, Kill Bill, PulpFiction, True Romance, Reservoir Dogs and all other stuff by Quen T.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Stanley Kubrick, 1964
Catch XXII, Mike Nichols, 1970
Time Regained, R. Ruíz, 1999
Deadman, 1995, J. Jarmusch
Ghost Dog, J. Jarmusch
Limits of Control, 2oo8, J. Jarmusch
The Prestige, 2oo6
The Fifth Element, 1997
Milion Dollar Hotel, W. Wenders, 2ooo
The Return, Vozvrashcheniye, RUS, 2oo3
Man without Past, Aki Kaurismäki, 2oo2
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, S. Pollack, 1969
The Commitments, 1991, Alan Parker
Underground, E. Kusturica
North by Northwest, Alfred Hitchcock, 1959
Double Indemnity, 1970
Chinatown, Polanski 1974
The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968(!)
Carnivale, 2oo3, Daniel Knauf (24 parts long movie, you can call it series)
Dexter, 2oo6, 3season-series
Synecdoche NewYork, Kauffman, 2oo8
Just Another Lovestory, Bornedal 2oo7
Tokyo Sonata, 2oo8
Barfly, Schroeder 1987
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, 2oo7
Celebration, Vinterberg 1998
Remains of the Day, 1993
Gosford Park, 2oo1
Fight Club, 1999
Sex and Lucia, 2oo1
The Lovers of the Arctic Circle, 1998
Chaotic Ana, 2007 and all other stuff by Julio Medem
'round Midnight, Tavernier, 1986
Rendezvous at Midnight, Leenhardt 1961
I Love You, I Love You, Resnais, 1967
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, Jireš 1970
12 Angry Men, 1957
12, Nikita Michalkov, 2007
Anatomy of a Murder, Preminger, 1959
Urga, Nikita Michalkov, 1991
Once Upon a Time in West, 1968
Once Upon a Time in America, 1984 (DC: 227min)
The Outlaw Josey Wales, 1976
Unforgiven, 1992
The Dark Knight, 2oo8
Protector, 2oo9 (Czech)
Cold Lunch, 2oo8
Happy Go Lucky, 2oo8
Jay, 2oo8
Nights of Cabiria, Fellini, 1957
A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Black Narciss (1947), Red Shoes (1948)by Powel&Pressburger
Limits of Control, 2oo9
The Man from London, Béla Tarr, 2oo7
Tejút (Milky Way), Hungary, 2007
Subway, Besson, 1985
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, Carax, 1991
Alphaville, Godard, 1965
The White Ribbon, Haneke, 2009
Banksy: Exit Through the Gift Shop, ???, 2010
Inception, Ch. Nolan, 2010
Buffalo 66, Vincent Gallo, 1998
Bellflower (2o11)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
The Tree of Life (T. Malick, 2o11)
The Turin Horse (B. Tarr, 2o11)
Vale Abraão (1993)
...

Organisations I belong to:

I don't.

Travel experiences

Past trips:

Check the CS site for that info - not so easy to copy-paste :) Will put it here later on.

Planned trips:

Leaving Europe and live elsewhere for next period of my life, if you can call it trip or plan ;) Maybe South America, maybe Asia, maybe a boat on the ocean, maybe yet another strong story takes over. Maybe you are the one holding some specific key for me.... Let's see.

Belongs to the following groups

Group

Yoga

Some good years yoga practioner, that's why.

Accommodation

never ask
Max number of guests:
19
Maximum length of stay:

depends on the specific story - the more we can fit together the more days/weeks/months you should stay to profit from it ;)
just one or two nights are usually not even worthy to bother and spend the energy to initiate starting to get to know someone

I Live With:

We are two best friends sharing the living space, me and Ondrej (you can find him through my CS profile easily) - each of us in a huge separated room. Another such room is usually rented by some outer. This time it is a bright, educated and traveled young lady Zuzana, a teacher of Jewish and a violin player, fluent in English, who has already prolonged her stay here and seems to become our close friend too.
There is one extra room, a bit smaller, which can be used by CSers, only according to the actual situation in the flat it can become interconnecting and I would happen to be passing through it frequently to my place.

THIS IS OUR RESIDENCY B12 IN PICTURES:
https://picasaweb.google.com/102286482688086608693/B12Residency

I'm staying in a huge old flat on a top of a spooky house in the very centre of Prague with my two closest friends. Them are strangers-friendly guys.
We keep the place together but there always is a number of other people living here and they keep changing. The place itself is unsettled, rapidly changing too, a bit wild and not neat at all. It's not chaotic, only the structure is complicated and not steady in time. Nice people become easily uncomfortable here. But this is our beloved and thought-through way of life.

I'm able to give a place to several single creative personas at once, or people linked by unique relations, but I'm not willing to take in any boring boy or girl-friendish couples or bunches of party people.

When you really insist on leaving here some present, as ofen happens in spite of my protests, notice pls that all those bottles of special alcohol are here then staying mostly in vain :) If you really can't resist, then some good quality coffee or a good load of toilet paper this house appreciate much more - always undersupplied with these things. And for more romantic souls - well, I'm in total and constant passionate love for pomegranates.

Please bring:

There are four huge rooms in the flat, even with a fireplace, but there is not much furniture and people and settings keep changing all the time. Nothing is sure except for the floors and ceilings. So you'd better bring your sleeping bags and be ready to sleep on the ground (carpets or some other suitable surface) or on the ceiling acording to your abilities.

I can offer my guests:

The flat already became a creative platform for expressing and deepening our way of life as a private virtual gallery & very unique residency & e(xc)lusive philosophical school - so only ask to stay if you don't get scared of any of these words.
You can check more about this project and about us here:
http://farcaster.webnode.cz/

NOTICE:
I love Prague, but I hate to show ppl around.
I can go out with you for a walk or drink or to some gig or movie etc. We might happen to see some historical stuff by the way, but I'll never go out to do the touristy bulshit.

I follow no regular schedules and love to have most of the time for myself. I usually stay awake deep into the night and awake quite early in the morning.

I'm tired with the ppl's habit of suggesting that ordiner cooking business (take me in & I will cook for you some delicious meal). Please whatever happens spontaneously is ok and I'm curious and can come to terms with everything - but no such creepy threats in forward, ok?

I can offer my hosts:

My bright mind, huge and colourful life experience(s) and original insight, necessary patience&attention to get tuned and follow the meaningful specific story of our encounter. Or a lot of pain on the rim of your limits, whatever they are. Fresh powerful energy to achieve anything we could really find interesting.

House Rules:
No smoking.

No more pets in the flat (we have a cat who is the queen of the residency), strictly no smoking inside (and no balcony).

None of us eats meat (and almost no other animal products). Not a matter of any prefabricated ideology, but firmly based on experience and developed consciousness. Therefore we strongly prefer to keep our home a meat-free zone.