Book "Miss AmeriKa"

Fictional documentary book combining experimental text, photos and comics by Czech performer Miřenka Čechová on Mckenzie Tomski who has fallen in love with the city New York she is a stranger in.

Author: wo-men

  • Photo from the book Miss AmeriKa 1

  • Performance "Miss AmeriKa" by Miřenka Čechová

  • Photo from the book Miss AmeriKa 2

  • Miřenka Čechová alias Mckenzie Tomski

  • Drawing by Chin Yew

  • Photo from the book Miss AmeriKa 3

  • Drawing by Chin Yew 2

  • Photo from the book Miss AmeriKa 4

  • All Miss AmeriKas

  • Draft of the book 1

  • Draft of the book 2

  • Draft of the book 3

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117 contributors pledged

Art, Literature

Prague, Czechia

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A bit controversial book "Miss AmeriKa" was written by the Czech performer Miřenka Čechová. It is published with photos by Vojtěch Brtnický, and drawings by Malayan artist Chin Yew. The book presents the symbiosis of an experimental text, performance photography and comics. It comes in two languages at the same time.

An illegal New Yorker immigrant Mckenzie Tomski sarcastically and uncompromisingly comments on her dates with New York, its inhabitants, trends, as well as with herself. She likes, hates, snoops around, fuckups, fakes, imitates / is being imitated, speed-ups / slow-downs, stares, stand-ups, self-promotes herself, and buzzes with tinder a bit. Who is she? Who´s collecting information on her?

An experimental book "Miss AmeriKa" intertwines two languages and bookworms will enjoy it reading back and forth. The project is published by wo-men publishing in graphic design of Artbureau. Short stories on Mckenzie Tomski have become the base for the multimedia performance by Spitfire Company.

Miřenka Čechová is a Czech performer, choreographer and director, many times awarder artist of dance and physical theatre working as a member of Spitfire Company and Tantehorse. Vojtěch Brtnický is a photographer focusing on a contemporary dance and performance photography. Chin Yew is a Malayan drawer creating the autobiographical comics on his life on a daily basis.

Reviews:
"She manages to elicit stories out of strangers like she’s administered them truth serum. It feels like you are reading a literary version of Nan Goldin’s legendary visual documentation of moments of intimacy in “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency”."
Jacquelyn Claire de Villiers, Immigrant, storyteller, theatre director

"The book “Miss AmeriKa” is a challenge for us all to reevaluate how we measure success. For the millions of invisible heroes that find their champion in the character of McKenzie Tomski, success means that we survive to live to struggle another day with, hopefully, a smile and at least some contentment for the lives that we have created."
NJ Snider, American University, Katzen Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

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  • 33 from 45 One ticket only (23. 9.)

    One ticket to enjoy "Miss AmeriKa" performance. 23. 9. 2018, Prague - Palác Akropolis.

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    EUR 11.65
    (CZK 300)
  • Sold out!! Be number 1

    1 copy of a book "Miss AmeriKa". Meet us in Prague 7 or at the performance in Palác Akropolis, and grab your copy.

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    EUR 19.41
    (CZK 500)
  • 35 Be number 2

    1 copy of a book "Miss AmeriKa". The second best price. Meet us in Prague 7 or at the performance, and grab your copy.

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    EUR 21.36
    (CZK 550)
  • 30 Book "Miss AmeriKa" + postage (CZ)

    1 copy of the book "Miss AmeriKa" + packing and postage within the Czech Republic. Please add your phone number because of the delivery.

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    EUR 24.46
    (CZK 630)
  • 41 from 50 Book + ticket + launch (9.10.)

    Come to see the performance, grab your copy and celebrate the launch of the book. 9. 10. 2018, Prague - Palác Akropolis.

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    EUR 34.94
    (CZK 900)
  • 0 Book "Miss AmeriKa" + postage (Europe)

    1 copy of the book. Packing and postage abroad included. This option is for EU members only. Longing for more books? Add 25 euros for every other book + postage to pay more expensive delivery. 4 copies in one package max. Please add your phone number because of the delivery.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 42.71
    (CZK 1,100)
  • 3 Book Miss AmeriKa + postage (World)

    1 copy of the book. Packing and postage abroad included. This option is for non-EU members and other countries. Longing for more books? Add 27 euros for every other book + postage to pay more expensive delivery. 4 copies in one package max. Please add your phone number because of the delivery.

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    EUR 58.24
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 20 from 20 Backstage for 1 person

    Join the rehearsal with Miřenka Čechová in Prague. Ticket is for 1 person only. Max 5 people at the same time. Lets arrange the time and place together. You will receive one copy of the book "Miss AmeriKa" too.

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    EUR 77.65
    (CZK 2,000)
  • 5 from 10 5 kilos of women

    You can have 4 books on women from wo-men publishing: "Miss AmeriKa" + "Intimita" + "Černé roky" + "Ženy 60+". Packing and postage within the Czech Republic only. Please add your phone number because of the delivery.

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    EUR 97.07
    (CZK 2,500)
  • 3 from 4 Brunch for 2

    Enjoy the brunch with "Miss AmeriKa" creative team in Prague. Come with your partner. Lets arrange the time and place together. You will receive one copy of a book too.

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    EUR 194.14
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 7 from 8 Limited edition + postage (CZ)

    This copy of "Miss AmeriKa" includes original and signed piece of art by Malayan drawer Chin Yew. Packing and postage within the Czech Republic only.

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    EUR 310.62
    (CZK 8,000)
  • 1 Limited edition + postage (World)

    This copy of "Miss AmeriKa" includes original and signed piece of art by Malayan drawer Chin Yew. Packing and postage abroad included.

     

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    EUR 349.45
    (CZK 9,000)
  • 3 from 3 Solo Mckenzie

    Short rap performance by Mckenzie Tomski in your company or living room. Czech Republic only. 5 books included.

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    EUR 776.55
    (CZK 20,000)
  • 2 from 2 Sold out!

    Whole performance "Miss AmeriKa" for max 90 spectators in Prague - Palác Akropolis.

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    EUR 2,329.64
    (CZK 60,000)