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.

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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 Realisation: Łukasz Kędzierski

Production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk in the frame of Solo Project Plus 2017

Past Shows

 

2018 Performing Arts Festival, Sophiensaele, Berlin

2018 Kalejdoskop Festival, Białystok

2017 Studio Theatre, Warsaw

2017 Art Stations Foundation, Poznań

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