MEMORY IS OUR WEAK SPOT
OPENING: 12.12.2022, 7 PM
DOING: 13.12.2022 – 18.12.2022, 5–7 PM
EXHIBITING: 20.12.2022 – 1.01.2023, 12 AM–7 PM
On December 31 2022, the exhibition will be open until 3 PM, and will be closed on December 24, December 25 and December 26, 2022.
We are fed up with dominating reality. Used, chewed, partially digested things are creeping up all around. Poor old things. What to do with this clutter, this junk, with the semiotic rot of previous generations?
Pushed deep into dusty warehouses, props pretend they are not there. They are dented into a kind of shady heritage, full of holes, incoherent, and haphazard. Yet, alive.
Yes, they live. Putrefaction exposed to light gains meaning. It takes shape. Or it asks for a shape, quietly, discreetly, like a ghost which used to be so powerful but now glides hopelessly around the palace halls.
Where to haunt if not here? And when, if not now.
And so, we summon spirits.
“Getting to know a stage object here is not related to naming it or defining its external form. Getting to know a visual object is related to its material realization and definition by the actor on stage. This is the objective truth of the stage object. Its meanings are the poetic value, its language – the expression, the way of combining foreign elements that complement each other – is a method.” (Józef Szajna)
Wojtek Pustoła & Wojtek Ziemilski
Visual artist, author of films, sculptures and set design. Born in 1980. He studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Intermedia at the Poznań University of Visual Arts. He has exhibited widely across Europe and Poland, creating sculpture or film installations and performances. Associated with the Tuscan region of Massa-Carrara, where his stone sculptures, created in the technique of direct cut, are made. Author of White Cube (2019), a documentary feature. In 2022, he co-authored, together with Wojtek Ziemilski, the performance Ode to Joy at the Teatr Studio in Warsaw.
Theatre director and visual artist. His performances have been shown in over 20 countries, at events such as the Ruhrtriennale, the Prague Quadriennial, the Divine Comedy Festival, and won awards such as the Main Prize of the Zürcher Theater Spektakel or the Main Prize of the Fast Forward Festival in Dresden. In 2002 he co-authored, together with Wojtek Pustoła, the performance Ode to Joy at the Teatr Studio in Warsaw.
Coordination: Dorota Jarecka
Production: Ewa Grzebyk
PR: Marta Sputowska, Majka Duczyńska, Maria Prokesz