PERORMANCE "BODY & EAST"
BY WLADYSLAW KAZMIERCZAK & EWA RYBSKA (Poland),
on May 17th, 2002. / 8 p.m.
at CUBA-CULTUR CENTRE, Achtermannstr. 12, D-48143 Münster, Germany.
PERFROMANCE "BODY &
EAST" is about the new experience
of the post-communist societies which aspire to join to the West World circle.
Performance has various pictures, icons, which show the “adapting” of the new
members to the Western civilization & globalization, pop culture and many
others aspects of life & culture of “the better
The dramatic political changes occurring throughout East-Central Europe since the "Solidarity Revolution" and one year later the fall of the Berlin Wall have created a free but transitional state of uncertainty, spawning an essential questioning of the human identity. This process of transformation and self-definition includes critical assessment of both the Communist and pre-Communist past, reflective analysis of the post-Communist present, and formulation of the strategies of participation in the future.
W L A D Y S L A W K A Z M I E R C Z A K
born in 1951, lives in Slupsk, Poland. Educated at the Academy of Fine Art in Cracow (M.A.). 1974 – 1979 actions on streets and site specific spaces. In 1979 started with performance art. Over 150 performances in Poland, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Chech Republic, Belarus, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Mexico, Indonesia, Switzerland and USA. Director and curator of the Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art in Slupsk, Poland. Curator and organiser of the performance art festivals in Poland. Curator and organiser of the International Performance Art Festivals „Castle of Imagination” in Bytow, Ustka, Slupsk, Sopot, Gdansk, Zielona Gora, Bielsko Biala, Poland, 1993 - 2001. Author of essays on performance art published in: NEW ART IN POLAND “EXIT”, Art Magazine On Line “Raster” / Poland, Art Magazine On Line „Hysterics“ / Poland, Art Magazine “ARTeon” / Poland, Art Magazine “Inter Le Lieu” / Quebec, Art Magazine „Umelec“, Prague, Czech Rep. In 1997 started with duo performances together with Ewa Rybska
E W A R Y B S K A
born in 1958. Lives in Slupsk, Poland. Education: College of Art and Design, Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland. Coorganiser of the International Performance Art Festivals „Castle of Imagination” in Bytow, Ustka, Slupsk, Sopot, Gdansk, Poland, 1993 - 2001. The main interest on a multi-media visual art.
Also active in the initiation / administration of international artist lead projects, such as exchange exhibitions, performance festivals and seminary, and arranging exhibitions / visits for international artists to Poland. Since 1994 curator at the Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art in Slupsk, Poland.
In 1997 started with performance art as an artist together with Wladyslaw Kazmierczak. Performances in Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Belarus, Ireland, Slovenia, Mexico, Indonesia, Canada and Poland.