The main focus of Rooms by the sea is the act of perception: looking by using images and the constant discovering of the traces left by these images in the surrounding (not only image-based) reality. The artists extract their characters from their original context and concentrate on their solitary presence to create a show built of fragments: scraps of images and gestures. This also reveals their ties to both the individual and shared archive of associations, emotions and memories. The show attempts to connect the ways in which the visual arts and the performing arts are experienced: an extended exposure time in the case of the former and a voyeuristic observation of “tableaux” happening within a timeframe in the case of the latter.
JOANNA LEŚNIEROWSKA is a dramaturge, critic, dance curator and performer. Since 2004, she has been in charge of the Old Brewery New Dance project, which presents major choreographies and strongly supports local artists. She is also works as a mentor to young choreographers, and as a dramaturge, performer and artistic consultant, supports various Polish and international artists, including Janusz Orlik, Renata Piotrowska, Arkadi Zaides, Minimetal, Lia Haraki and Márta Ladjánszki.
choreography, dramaturgy, lights design: Joanna Leśnierowska
performed by: Aleksandra Borys, Márta Ladjánszki, Janusz Orlik
music: Zsolt Varga
exercised by: Aleksandra Borys, Márta Ladjánszki, Joanna Leśnierowska, Janusz Orlik, Zsolt Varga oraz Halina Chmielarz
graphic design: Michał Łuczak
concept and shooting: Leś&Łuczak
production manager and technical realization:Łukasz Kędzierski
production:Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
with residency support:of DeVIR/CAPa, Faro; El Graner, Barcelona
acknowledgements: Ana Rodrigues i José Laginh, Mara Maso,Elena Carmona, Peter Pleyer for his support during kick off residency in March 2013 and always for the Team of ASF’s performative program