Thursday, April 20, 2017

Update / Overview

I've been terribly behind with updating my work web presence... Too much going on!
Here a quick overview of what I've been up to in the last months. More and extended soon... ;)

March 2017
BLUR - Choreography by Joanna Lesnierowska. Premiere at Art stations Foundation, Poznan.
Set design/ Costume design.

February 2017
Valeska's Blind Date - Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz, Berlin.
Final presentation Valeska Gert professorship Meg Stuart, Freie Universität Berlin.
Visual support - costuming and spatial design.

February 2017
Irrational Landlordism - Dock11, Berlin
Performance hosted in collaboration with Maria F. Scaroni and Peter Pleyer.
Costuming, spatial design, live painting, performance.

December 2016
Moving the Mirror - In Between Festival, Wroclav.
Collaboration, group piece.
Performance/ Visual interventions.

November 2016
Moving the Mirror - Center for Contemporary Art CCA Zamek, Warsaw. Residency, performances.
Collaboration, group piece.
Performance/ Visual interventions.

October 2016
All Inclusive - Choreography by Julian Weber. premiere Uferstudios Berlin.
Costume design.

September 2016
The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight - Choreography by Jess Curtis/ Claire Cunningham. 
Premiere at Tramway, Glasgow, UK. Tour: London - Royal Festival Hall. San Francisco - Counter Pulse. Berlin - Tanzfabrik.
Set design/ Costume design.

June 2016
I See Red - Malta Festival, Poznan.
In collaboration with Peter Pleyer and Andrea Keiz.
Performance/ Visual Interventions.

Monday, April 03, 2017

BLUR / Costume and Set Design

In March I designed the set and the costume for BLUR, a solo choreographed by Joanna Lesnierowska and performed by Aleksandra Borys. It premiered 30th March 2017 at Art Station Foundation, Poznan, Poland. I created an assembled wall, consisting of 14 suspended panels, and a yellow jacket between a garment and an autonomous acting object.

From the program:
"Although the principle of ‘blur’ has been introduced into the tradition of European painting already by da Vinci’s sfumato-technique, it is however only after Gerhard Richter (in whose work the phenomenon of out-of-focus and hazy images took such a dominant role) that the blurred surface has become one of central motives in both figurative and abstract paintings as well as photography and post-photography of nowadays. Artists employ the means of blurring intentionally, in different combinations, and following different conceptual and technical strategies. Blurred surfaces, dissolving contours, hazy appearances, indistinct motifs in a state between apparition and dissolution, chaotic accumulation and constant overdose of equally important and unimportant details, dispersed visions and meanings, and aspects of color and composition brought to the fore – with all this in mind, we entered the studio to examine possibility of ‘blur’ in the context of body and choreography."

Photo: Jakub Wittchen

All photos (unless noted otherwise): Michiel Keuper, 2017

Concept/composition: Joanna Leśnierowska
performed by: Aleksandra Borys
set & costume design: Michiel Keuper
light: Joanna Leśnierowska (with research input by Jan Maertens)
sound & technical realization: Łukasz Kędzierski
voice coaching: Katarzyna Sitarz
graphic design: Michał Łuczak
production: Joanna Leśnierowska
coproduction: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
with support of: wpZimmer Antwerp, Visegrad Artist Residency Program for Performing Arts  (VARP-PA)