Pamela Leończyk / White Noise / within the artist residence
within the artist residence
16.09.2020 / 6 p.m.
Centre for Creative Activities / ul. Gen. Zaruskiego 1a / Ustka
“White Noise” continues the series of artistic projects addressing the current ecological crisis, climate change and human impact on the environment. It is an attempt to give centre stage to nature. During the residency, I will focus on the theme of water. Today, Poland and the whole world face the threat of a dramatic climate change resulting from global warming and the progressive drying of groundwater, lakes and rivers. I will create a performative installation composed of digitally processed sounds and images of water. The viewer will be surrounded by the sounds of waves and seabirds, as well as images of water, sky, light and shadows. The narrative which I intend to create will be largely based on light impression. This aural-visual space will also encompass a number of recordings of interviews with the citizens of Ustka. I plan to create a discussion platform for tackling the growing crisis of water management in Poland. Water may soon become a luxury product. Can we imagine the future of Poland with a limited access to water whose price would exceed that of petrol?
Pamela Leończyk is a film director, performer, creator of performative installations. She currently studies theatre directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Warsaw. She holds a degree in Theatre Studies and Performatics at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She has won a scholarship of the Laboratory of Nowy Teatr organized by Teatr Nowy Proxima in Kraków, the Creative Scholarship of the City of Kraków 2020, and the international competition for the artistic installation ANIMATUS. She has participated in the residency program “Sense perception” which was organized by the Centre for Contemporary Art “Łaźnia”. Her works have been shown at the FIST festival in Belgrade. Her performance “The Body Process” was awarded the Grand Prix at the National Festival of Independent Theaters OFTeN. The show “Mironlandia” with the participation of Warsaw Insurgents, which she directed in tandem with Aleksandra Skorupa, was selected for the Best Off Festival in the category of the best non-institutional performance. She has participated in international projects organized by the Platform European Theater Academy in Cesis (Latvia), where she made a site-specific performance “Free the Monument”. She prepared the play “Poor Rich Europe” in cooperation with a group of European directors in Salzburg. She is also the winner of the artistic scholarship of the Mayor of Suwałki.