Artists: Przemysław Branas, John Court, Mehdi Farajpour, Dariusz Fodczuk, Magda Grzybowska & Anna Wytych-Wierzgacz & Emilia Danilecka, Alastair MacLennan, Mineki Murata, Seiji Shimoda, Fiona Wright.
A line, a drawing in a context of performance art becomes a totally ephemeral form, often drawn only in the space or built in our imagination. The problem of the autonomy of the drawing as an art genre is extended into the space, time, an artist and the imagination of a spectator. Hence the appeal to the audience: “IMAGINE”.
Through a two-day review we will see nine performance of artists from Europe and Asia. Przemysław Branas will refer to the drawing in a most metaphorical way, as he will present a “sound drawing”. John Court, Fiona Wright and Alastair MacLennan will create their drawings in durational actions. Seiji Shimoda and Mineki Murata will do the same in more dynamic performances based in body art. Magda Grzybowska in her action that she will create with a dancer Anna Wytych and a chello player – Emilia Danilecka will refer to the architecture of the National Museum. A drawing on the characteristic skylight will be danced and played on a chello. Mehdi Farajpour will make a dance drawing using a shadow which has a special meaning in Persian culture. Dariusz Fodczuk will invite the public to draw with him making the audience a subject of the performance. The drawings created through the 2 day event together with their video registration will be displayed in the National Museum between December 14th and 24th.
The photo documentation of the meeting: http://ttt.wroclaw.pl/en/wystawy-ttt/imagine
One needs to admit that all in all, Interakcje was a very successful festival not only because of the high artistic level, and the opportunity to see a lot of the artists in Poland for the first time, but also because of the occasions that artists and spectators had to socialize. Each festival is not only an opportunity to meet with the audience but also with ones’ friends and this aspect is never neglected in Piotrkow Trybunalski. It is also worth mentioning that also the audience in Piotrkow, part of which may not be necessarily considered particularly cultured, respected the artists work. Two days after the festival when Boris Nieslony (Germany) performed at the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow (MOCAK) the artist had to struggle for attention among chatting and laughing crowds.