Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński / SOLARIUM OF NOWY TEATR

The video installation created for Solarium of Nowy Teatr examines the movement of puppets from the archives of Baj Theatre in Warsaw — closely and with an almost documentary approach.

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  • Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński Exhibitions
    09.08Tue 15:00
  • Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński Exhibitions
    10.08Wed 15:00
  • Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński Exhibitions
    11.08Thu 15:00
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The video installation created for Solarium of Nowy Teatr examines the movement of puppets from the archives of Baj Theatre in Warsaw — closely and with an almost documentary approach.

The Common-Room Free entry

Upcoming dates

  • Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński Exhibitions
    09.08Tue 15:00
  • Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński Exhibitions
    10.08Wed 15:00
  • Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński Exhibitions
    11.08Thu 15:00
  • See more dates in our calendar

Kaleidoscope 3

In Krzysztof Bagiński’s latest work, the sadness of impermanence is a feeling worth immersing ourselves in.

Acting tasks and improvisations performed by the puppets generate an ambiguous choreography. Gestures, interactions and moments of stillness form a strange dance, a pantomime, a ritual even. Wide shots reveal the wings of backstage, usually obscure and hidden in the darkness. The artist reveals the magic of puppet performances, like the relation between puppets and puppeteers. The bond between them is certainly one of the several individual themes of the piece. Bagiński composes his cinematic world using the skillful puppeteer performance and texts of prose and poetry which, even if not present in the piece as such, evoke the literary aura of their authors. With this gesture, the artist introduces difficult emotions, ones that might not be associated with the common idea of puppet theatre audiences.

Bagiński’s storytelling is inspired by Bruce Nauman’s methods, and especially by his work, Clowns torture. Just as Nauman, Bagiński creates a situation for his protagonists where they have to continuously go through extreme emotions on-screen. However, the images might also resemble (perhaps not as the artist intended) traces of the most lonely little boy in literature history, the Little Prince, or the 14th-century emo poem Roman de la Rose.

Does the artist see himself (his little self) in these little performers? What story can they tell on his behalf? What emotions can they experience for him? Regardless of the artist’s intentions, his puppets are not only an artistic medium. Perhaps they are also objects capable of establishing interconnections between ghosts — read minds and give their bodies to the hearts of others.

Information

Krzysztof Bagiński is a Warsaw-based artist, filmmaker and music producer working across film, sound and performance. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw and at the Dutch Art Institute. Baginski is a co-founder and member of Kem collective, where he is responsible for organizing parties and musical events. He also co-curates "W Brzask" (At Dawn), a series of experimental music concerts in the gardens of Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture in Warsaw.

 

Curator: Michał Grzegorzek
Production: Joanna Manecka

5.08, 20:00 - opening

5 - 21.08

15:00-22:00


free entry

 

Cast:
Elżbieta Bieda
Katarzyna Kulik
Piotr Warszawski

The work was created in cooperation with Warsaw's Baj Theater. The film uses puppets from the archives of the Baj Theater.

Rose on the photo is actually a puppet made by Andrzej Dworakowski for the performance „Słoń i kwiat".

Emil i Ida - by Martyna Dworakowska, from the play "Emil of Lönneberga."

Thanks to:
Teatr Baj, Andrzej Dworakowski, Martyna Dworakowska, Maciej Górnicki, Karolina Mełnicka, Jadwiga Bogdanowicz, Billy Morgan, Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, Michał Perła

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August 09

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński
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August 10

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński
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August 11

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński
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August 12

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński
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August 13

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński
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August 14

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński
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August 16

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński
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August 17

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński
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August 18

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński
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August 19

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński
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August 20

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński
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August 21

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Krzysztof Bagiński

Krzysztof Bagiński
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