In May 1961, American choreographer Simone Forti presented Five Dance Constructions and Some Other Things. An audience gathered in Yoko Ono’s famous loft on Chambers Street, New York, witnessed a kind of movement installation in which dance exists in a space above conventional stage-audience division, the way object exists in an art gallery space.
Przemek Kamiński appropriates Forti’s idea, recycles and reinterprets the original choreographic material. He creates his own “dance constructions”, focusing on the materiality of action, rather than potential narrative associations. Performer and simple objects occupy together with the same space and engage in similar kinds of movements: waving, sliding, rolling, squeezing, crushing, dropping, hanging.
Concept, Choreography and Performance: Przemek Kamiński
Also Performed by: Sonja Pregrad
Video: Robert Mleczko
Sound: Bartosz Dziadosz Pleq
Production: Labirynt Gallery
Thanks to: Mateusz Szymanówka
2018 Group Exhibition: The Proximity of the Straight Line. Performativity of the Avant-Garde, Polish Institute, Berlin
2016 Publication: Back to the Future, ed. M. Szymanówka, K.Koślacz
2016 Performance Cycle: Back to the Future, Jan Tarsin City Art Gallery, Kalisz
2016 Begehungen Festival, Chemnitz
2014 Performance Cycle: Polish Television Kultura
2014 Solo Exhibition: Labirynt Gallery, Lublin