Surfing is a laboratory where the physical action of the body makes objects move, and the (re)actions of the objects initiate and transform further action. The artist activates matter by focusing on its surface and seeks experience in her contact with the matter. She directs attention to what is on the surface, to what is visible and available. She provokes surface clashes, friction and abrasion, and observes the changing dynamics and the energetic differences of the actions in which objects meet.
Surfing is a ritual of releasing objects or, more precisely, a ritual of loosening our perception of objects. In a wider perspective, it is a proposal for taking a different look at the surrounding reality.
MAGDALENA PTASZNIK is a choreographer and performer, a graduate of the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, and of sociology at the University of Warsaw. She has studied with Debora Hay, Ria Higler, Benoît Lachambre, Xavier Le Roy and Robert Steijn. Magdalena considers choreography a tool that provides conditions for an altered experience and perception of time, space and bodies. She sees the body as a vehicle for this experience.