Blue screen is a post-production technique that allows image manipulation. By using an even, blue background, the camera-recorded action can be transferred to completely different scenery. In his latest performance, Przemek Kamiński refers to the cultural history of the colour blue, approaching it through the prism of the ancient Greek term pharmakon, meaning medicine, poison, and something that must be sacrificed. The artist creates a series of vertical landscapes, in which a body irradiated by the colour moves between the visible and the imagined. The first and second plan, as well as viewers’ fantasies, blend into each other, while the identity is negotiated along and across the surface of the screen.
Choreography and Performance Przemek Kamiński
Dramaturgical Assistance Mateusz Szymanówka
Artistic Coaching Guy Cools
Light Design Aleksandr Prowaliński
Technical Realisation Łukasz Kędzierski
Production Art Stations Foundation
Berlin, 2018 Perfoming Arts Festival, Sophiensaele
Białystok, 2018 Kalejdoskop Festival
Warsaw, 2017 Studio Theatre
Poznań, 2017 Art Stations Foundation
Kamiński’s performance was the strongest and the most poetic accent of this curatorial program [Scena Tańca Studio, Studio Theatre, Warsaw]. […] Pharmakon is one of those performances that open up some unknown, elusive spaces, situated completely beyond the category of words, oblivious to the viewer before.
- Adela Prochyra taniecPOLSKA.pl
With the original choreography, thanks to the intuition and sensitivity, in combination with a sterile blue, a beautiful, visually stunning performance was created.
- Marcin Miętus esplot