The Grotowski Institute
Director: Natalia Chylińska, Katarzyna Pastuszak
45 minutes, without breaks.
Performance by Natalia Chylińska and Katarzyna Pastuszak
In Anatomies, the artists play with the convention of the anatomy lesson. They question whose eye is looking and what kind of landscape it creates with its gaze. They extend the perception to the sensitive ear, recording the processes of the inner soundscape. They seek a polyphonic anatomy. The artists ask how we can decentralize our position and experience ourselves - humans - as an open process.
Anatomies – two bodies that absorb the earth and introduce the first movement into taboo areas. They want to sow, fertilize, embrace with warmth, protect - let the human and non-human agents pass through them. They listen to the condition of an individual human being - to the small personal cataclysms, and thus find common ground with the natural landscape that has been destroyed by man.
are listening and clinging to explosions that tear apart the stagnant system
are reviving what has frozen on its way to the surface allow dripping through the fissures
touch the sediments crystallized in the body,
the remains of complex processes of accumulation
are an exercise in speculation
are the proximity that cannot fail to be political
are an attempt to embed oneself in a space that has violated the delicate tissue of intimacy
“The experience of touch is difficult to translate into words and awkwardly expressed. Its nature is ad hoc as if it wanted to remain, hence it slips out from under replacement signs and escapes secondary evocations. In any case, the conflict between touch and words is evident” (Jolanta Brach-Czaina, transl. K. Pastuszak, “Membranes of the Mind”, Warsaw 2003, p. 59).