Online presentation of the performance, which took place in HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. The recording will be made available on World AIDS Day by Nowy Teatr and Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art.
Theatre director Michał Borczuch, together with a group of Warsaw and Berlin artists, watches public documentaries and private stories, and studies queer funeral rituals. He was inspired by the work of Félix González-Torres, a Cuban-born American homosexual artist who died of AIDS in 1996. His minimalist installations and sculptures can be interpreted as a record of desire and love, as well as illness and death. The intimate sphere, revealed in public, turns out to be a symptom of wider social problems. Borczuch and his team focus on the historic links between the HIV/AIDS epidemic and political changes, especially the political transformation in Poland, as well as on the contemporary situation of LGBTIQ+ people who are constantly exposed to violence, to reflect on whether art can become a place of micro-resistance against regimes that condemn certain experiences to invisibility.
Concept: Michał Borczuch, Mateusz Szymanówka
*Dramaturgy: * Mateusz Szymanowka
Light and installation: Jacqueline Sobiszewski
Sound: Justyna Stasiowska
Costumes: Dorota Nawrot
Curator: Michał Grzegorzek
Project coordination: Joanna Manecka
Video realization: Anu Czerwiński
Performance in English with Polish subtitles.
The recording will be available at CSW and Nowy Teatr websites.