Untitled (Together Again)
- Theatre director Michał Borczuch along with a group of Warsaw and Berlin based artists look through public documents and private histories to explore queer grief and its rituals. He was inspired by the work of Félix Gonzalez-Torres, a Cuban-born American gay artist who died of AIDS in 1996. His minimalist installations and sculptures can be interpreted as records of desire and love, and finally of illness and death.
- The intimate sphere, publicly disclosed, turns out to be a symptom of wider social problems. Borczuch and his team take a closer look at the past intertwinement of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and political changes, especially with the political transformation in Poland, as well as the contemporary situation of the LGBTIQ+ community to reflect on whether art can be a site of micro-resistance towards regimes that make certain experiences invisible.
- Borczuch's work, originally implemented as a theatrical performance at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art takes on the form of a performative installation – an exhibition open to viewers from 09/11 during the gallery's opening hours as well as the performances taking place in it on three different occasions.
Project Partners: Nowy Teatr (Warszawa), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) within the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Today at U–jazdowski
Symphony of the Ursus Factory
[Symfonia Fabryki Ursus], directed by Jaśmina Wójcik, Poland 2018, 60’ (English friendly)
Performance as part of the exhibition Far Too Many Stories to Fit into so Small a Box