{Performative Practice}

Workshop with Alex Baczyński-Jenkins

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art invites to a workshop with Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, that accompanies Bik Van der Pol exhibition Far Too Many Stories to Fit into so Small a Box.

The workshop is aimed at anyone interested in gaining experience of performance and choreography, as well as joint explorations and thinking about video performance whose reception will take place in a different time and space.

The starting point of the workshop will be the 1977 book by Larry Mitchell, Faggots and Their Friends Between Two Revolutions. In the form of fairy tales and short stories, the book presents the community of queer life and the strength of queer resistance.

During the workshop we will create and record performances-gestures-situations using translated fragments of the book and scenes from selected films and performances. Together we will try to think about the intersection of choreography and concepts such as framing, cutting, and editing. We will also re-work quotes and produce choreographic scores and improvisations, and think about the architecture of the Castle and what its relationship with the queer gesture might be.

The workshop will be documented and is part of Alex Baczyński-Jenkins' project entitled Faggots, Friends, and a Poem for the Nationalist Marcher, a performative film he has been developing since summer 2019.

Admission is free of charge. The number of participants is limited.

  • If you would like to participate in the workshop, please send an email to: Each application should contain:
  • - a few words about yourself and your previous performance experience or your interest in gaining such experience,
  • - one photo on any subject, that you consider a queer frame, with a brief explanation of why you think that,
  • - a few suggestions, words or sentences in response to the question: what is a queer gesture?


The application deadline is 17 February 2020.

  • When?
    • 18/02/202021/020/2020
  • Language
    • Polish
  • Admission free. Prior booking required.


Event connected with:
Bik Van der Pol