PHARMAKON (IT RADIATES) 2017

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.

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.

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CREDITS

Choreography and Performance  Przemek Kamiński 
Dramaturgical Assistance  Mateusz Szymanówka
Artistic Coaching  Guy Cools
Music  Arca
Light Design  Aleksandr Prowaliński
Technical Direction  Łukasz Kędzierski
Production  Art Stations Foundation in the frame of Solo Project Plus 2017

PAST SHOWS

2018  Perfoming Arts Festival, Sophiensaele, Berlin
2018  Kalejdoskop Festival, Białystok
2017  Studio Theatre, Warsaw
2017  Art Stations Foundation, Poznań

PRESS

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

Photos  Maciej Zakrzewski for Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk

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