A Seance with Pamela within Other Dances
- A Seance with Pamela takes place in front of the camera and on camera. The eponymous Pamela is an intermedia presence, who plays with representations of karaoke culture. In her world, there appear masked figures that allude to images of ecstatics, fallen saints, jesters and legendary cyberpunk characters. Pamela’s world conjures up the zest for ritual and the unearthliness of the corporeal and ecstatic experience.
- Pamela is a spectral being, in keeping with contemporary concepts of the New Ritual, based on capitalist fears of losing control over capital. Her ‘presence’ has provided a starting point for the project by Marta Ziółek – a series of performative actions. Depending on the location and space, it is based on constant transformation of the formula of the performance.
- The project has had two editions to date: Pamela at the Gallery as part of the exhibition Better Self (Zachęta – August 2017, curator: Magda Komornicka) and Is It Pamela/Incarnations (Łódź of Four Cultures Festival – September 2017). A Seance with Pamela was produced in frames of PTV. Performance TV realized in U–jazdowski since 2017.
- Graphic: Rafał Dominik