Informal conversation

June 3, 2012 in Angelo Romano

17 June, 5.00 PM, Kluboksięgarnia Głośna, Św Marcin 30/8-9, 61-805 Poznan.

Angelo Romano is a Swiss curator who since April 2012, as a part of the International Artists in Residence Programme, has been carrying out his research with an aim to prepare an exhibition which would involve the residents of Poznan and the places where the local culture is created. Read the rest of this entry →

Things That Don’t Resemble Us

May 25, 2012 in Alaina Kantarjiana, Angelo Romano, Workshops

On Monday 28 May 2012 at 5.00 PM, we invite you to a lecture „The Daoura people – a community in limbo”, based on a research project carried out in Beirut. The lecture will take place in Kamienica Sztuki, Garbary 101/111 the Old Slaughterhouse (Stara Rzeźnia), building C. Admission is free.

On Alain Kantarjian’s Photographic Practice

Despite its heterogeneous and diverse character, the photographic work of Alain Kantarjian essentially talks about subjects that are less accessible and on the margin, or even on the backside of society, subjects on the threshold between the visible and the invisible. This interest in things that don’t resemble us or for ‘alterity’ can concern individuals within their social environment like the people of the port of Daoura who live on the brink of Beirut. This local community is hard to describe demographically as the mix of migrant workers, refugees, fishermen, and sexually ambivalent, gay and transvestite youth are neither a coherent group nor a mix of unrelated individuals. Their common denominator correspondes to more than the geography of the port area named Daoura, for example to their joint dwelling  and life conditions on the periphery of administration, bureaucracy and societal law. Nevertheless, the mix and simultaneity of such a vast array of different individual backgrounds, biographies, trajectories seems so improbable that one is tempted to wonder if this ‘community’ is even real. Or could it be a fictional account of an imagined ‘counter-culture’? Documentary photography here seems turned upside down, and its presupposed access to the real as well as its promise to document the existing world suspended. Read the rest of this entry →

Going beyond the stage – a theatre workshop with Laura Kalauz

May 21, 2012 in Angelo Romano, Workshops

The main focus of Angelo Romano’s residency stay in Poznan is the question of space where society and the world of art can coexist. He examines the issue through various meetings, both formal and informal, scheduled and spontaneous. That’s why Laura Kalauz’s stay in Poznan means not only the CMMN SNS PRJCT show but also the workshop held on 21 May 2012 with young theatre lovers. Read the rest of this entry →

CMMN SNS PRJCT in Poznan

April 29, 2012 in Angelo Romano, Culture Centre Zamek, Residences 2012, Workshops

Among the guests invited to Poznań by Angelo Romano, a member of the MPRA residency programme, are Laura Kalauz and Martin Schick. The performance artists’ new project “CMMN SNS PRJCT”, which combines theatre and dance, will have its premiere in Poland.

Welcome to the world of “common sense”
Kalauz/Schick’s artistic activity centers around the presence and functions of a medium as a means to unite different worldviews and emotions. Their latest performance, received enthusiastically among others by the audience of Berlin Freischwimmer festiwal and the theatergoers of Oslo, Vienna and Buenos Aires, employs a comic convention of a commercial exchange to pose questions about everything generally called common sense (which inspired the show’s title). The artists, confronting the normal and the abnormal, point to the sphere which goes beyond social relations and the economic logic of profit. Their performance reaches the limits of its defining trait – fictionality, and evolves into a space for whimsical jokes, traders’ disputes and spontaneous reactions. Read the rest of this entry →