Języki przyszłości/Future Tongues

Ania Nowak

Future Tongues takes a part from the biblical story of the tower of Babel to speculate about the future of human communication.

Premiere: 06.12.2018 Play duration: 1 hour

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Future Tongues takes a part from the biblical story of the tower of Babel to speculate about the future of human communication.

Premiere: 06.12.2018 Play duration: 1 hour

Next events

The work also references to the 1982 science fiction porn film Cafe Flesh where, in the aftermath of a nuclear apocalypse, the majority of people have no sex drive, while a sex positive minority engages in acts of sexual theatre in front of fascinated audiences.

Understanding language as a constant practice of negotiating difference, Future Tongues approaches analogue communication technologies, like speech and touch. Intimacy – both pleasure and discomfort brought on by closeness – is preserved and exposed here like an extinct language or a relic of the past in this fast-developing digital culture.

What forms of embodied communication do we need today? Who has the right to speak their own language? Can we trust our collective intuition before we obey the authority of knowledge and power?

Cast

Information

  • Director, choreography: Ania Nowak
  • Dramaturge: Mateusz Szymanówka
  • Sound design: Justyna Stasiowska
  • Costumes: Grzegorz Matląg/ Wsiura
  • Lights design: Jędrzej Jęcikowski
  • Tarot reading: Samuel Draper

Performance, creation:

  • Oskar Malinowski
  • Ania Nowak
  • Aleksandra Osowicz
  • Rafał Pierzyński
  • Jaśmina Polak

Curator of the Theatre 2118 project: Tomasz Plata

Part of the set design is work Mother Tongues & Father Throats by Slavs and Tatars.

Calendar

January 27

Języki przyszłości/Future Tongues

dir. Ania Nowak
Theater / Dance

January 28

Języki przyszłości/Future Tongues

dir. Ania Nowak
Theater / Dance

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