Anna Pabiś / Performance BUTOH / within the artist residence
within the artist residence
28.11. 2018 / 5 p.m.
Centrum Centre for Creative Activities in Ustka / ul. Zaruskiego 1a
Anna Pabiś – focuses on examining creativity, exhibits her work (photography, video, installation, dance) in Germany and Poland. A former member of artistic groups: TA Collective, Trans: Motion and Art, and Neuroscience Ecke in Berlin. The artist was born in 1984 in Poland, she studied ethnolinguistics at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, and after that obtained a degree in photography at the Film School in Łódź. Her other activities involve research and production.
The artist is currently working on a book and an artistic film “Feniks”, whose action is taking place among others in Ustka. “Feniks” tells the process of developing human consciousness from the birth to the age of 36 in the language of magical realism, that is, documentary elements mix with fantasy and fairytale (inspired by “100 years of solitude” by Marquez, prose by Haruki Murakami and filmography by David Lynch). The film begins with Orwellian 1984 and ends in 2020, referring in the meantime to the Middle Ages and prehistory.
As part of the residence, Ania Pabiś will conduct a film research about Ustka in 1995: interview Ustka residents, review the municipal archives (films, photographs, city plans, etc.), document possible locations, write down memories as film scenes. The collected material will serve the artist as a base for writing the book and for preparing the final performance of Butoh- dance theater (like http://www.aniapabis.com/der-kleine-papa/). Additionally, the resident will conduct a weekly workshop of the BUTOH INTENSIVE- dance theater for interested residents of Ustka. Eager participants will also be able to take part in the final Butoh Performance that will be filmed and published.