TOPOLOGY OF DESIRE – Agnieszka Kryst

A pulse, a breath, a look, a confession. An area of constantly constructed relations. Maps of intersections of forces and affects. Sensibilities, sensualities, intimacies. An absence of constant distances. Being in constant movement from passivity to activity. An unending series of metamorphoses and mutations. An endlessly changing landscape. Becoming. Pursuing. Transformation.

 

The starting point of the performance is the creative work of Louise Bourgeois — a kind of tender, intimate dialogue with the viewer. They are works that explore carnality and eroticism, sketches which are a visual record of the transitional states, later processed in the form of sculptures and installations. Bourgeois used the motif of a spiral as the picture of transformation, being in constant motion, a conscious taking on of form and its rejection. For her, the spiral was the medium for a variety of emotions – from fear, tension and anger to hope. She interpreted the opposing directions encoded inside the spiral as an inward turn, signifying tension and withdrawal, as well as an outward one, representing the gesture of giving, trust and positive energy.

 

concept and choreography: Agnieszka Kryst
creation and performance: Alex Freiheit, Agnieszka Kryst, Oskar Malinowski, Łukasz Przytarski, Katarzyna Sikora
dramaturgy: Anka Herbut, Agata Siniarska
texts: Anka Herbut, based on texts created during a group performance workshop
music: Kamil Tuszyński
consultation: Magdalena Komornicka
production: Burdąg Foundation
co-production: Zachęta — National Gallery of Art

THE PERFORMANCE TAKES PLACE AS PART OF THE CENTRE IN PROCESS PROJECT.

THE PROJECT IS CO-FINANCED BY THE CAPITAL CITY OF WARSAW.

The performance will take place as part of the Project X exhibition (27.07–22.11.2019), curators: Magdalena Komornicka and Małgorzata Wdowik.