The main objective of the project is to explore possibilities of working with various available archival materials and documents, gathered around the work of New York’s avant-garde artists in the 60s, who at that time formed the Judson Dance Theatre. The way to put in action and use the access to these archival materials and documents was a base to develop a movement practice, in which the body accumulates quotations, appropriates choreographic strategies, embodies practices, enacts and redoes. These individual materials transform independently of their nature and materiality into objects that are never fixed, but always in the state of becoming. Therefore, in a real-time, the memory is transformed into remembering, the passive storage of the mind turns into an active, selective act of recombination and constellation that manifests itself through movement.
The project is presented in the form of an ephemeral installation, where through a moving body and a two-channel soundscape, the history is being rewritten before the audience’s eyes. The spectators are understood here as potentially partaking in a performance of the archive, by setting their respective contextual meaning in relational motion.
A Project By: Przemek Kamiński and Mateusz Szymanówka
Special Thanks To: Magda Garlińska, Niko Hallikainen, Joanna Leśnierowska, Ania Nowak, Julia Plawgo, Paweł Sakowicz, Xenia Taniko Dwertmann, Roberto Walcher, Melanie Jame Wolf, Kasia Wolińska and Marta Ziółek
Created In The Frame Of: Let’s Dance exhibition at Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
Support: Institute of Music and Dance and HZT Berlin
2017 BWA Awangarda, Wrocław
2017 Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź
2017 Labirynt Gallery, Lublin
2016 UN/POLISHED Festival, DOCK11, Berlin
2016 Malta Festival, Poznań
2016 It’s Never Whatever Festival, HZT at the Uferstudios, Berlin
2016 Studio Theatre, Warsaw
2015 HZT at the Uferstudios, Berlin
2015 Group Exhibition: Let's Dance, Art Stations Foundation, Poznań