Potencjalność relacji. Choreografia w muzeum
Potentialities of relationships. Choreography in the Museum
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Experiments in the field of dance in the second half of the 20th century resulted in an expansion of the notion of choreography. Nowadays choreography, as a cluster of various practices developing on the verge of the arts, does not to have to be understood exclusively as composing the movement of bodies or the notation of dance. Choreographic tools are being used to produce relationships between heterogeneous elements in structures organising time and space as well as to inquire into their dynamics and intensities. Choreography enables us to think critically about corporeality, subjectivity, performativity and the conditions of art production. It can be understood as a sensual analysis on the intersection of what is intimate, social, political and aesthetic. This text revolves around the notion of choreography as a social and artistic practice in the realm of museum strategies and exhibition making. The exhibition Frames of Reference. Choreography in the Museum curated by Katarzyna Słoboda and Mateusz Szymanówka focused on choreographic practices and the presentation modes of performative actions in collaboration with a group of Polish choreographers (Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, Przemek Kamiński, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Anna Nowicka, Magdalena Ptasznik, Agata Siniarska, Iza Szostak, Kasia Wolińska, Marta Ziółek). The artists were invited to temporarily use the first floor of the Museum Sztuki on Więckowskiego Street in Lodz as a space for rehearsals and research. During their stay in the museum, during regular opening hours, they returned to concepts and strategies present in their previous works, looking for ways to open up their practice to visitors. In the second half of April they moved out from the exhibition space, leaving behind scores, objects, documents and situations to be experienced by the museum visitors until the closing date of the exhibition.
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