//The Seed as an Archive: On Jumana Manna’s Wild Relatives (2019)//

The text was published by CAS – Contemporary Ar Stavanger Journal, as a result of the writing residency.   What is the film Wild Relatives about? There are many ways to describe it. It is about the journey of seeds, agricultural cultivation practices in a globalised world, the long and short-term consequences of the modernization of agriculture, and relations of power in the neoliberal world based on profit – all of that put together. The movie starts beneath the earth in the Global Seed Vault located in Svalbard (Norway), where the seeds from a gene bank in Aleppo – which … Continue reading //The Seed as an Archive: On Jumana Manna’s Wild Relatives (2019)//

// Interview with Boris Charmatz (2016) // “I love and I hate dance that is why I’m a dancer”. “I love contradictions! […]”

Magazyn Szum, 5/2016 Zofia Cielątkowska: I start with the idea of hierarchy and structure. I mean, in one of the interviews you talk about your distance to this concept … Continue reading // Interview with Boris Charmatz (2016) // “I love and I hate dance that is why I’m a dancer”. “I love contradictions! […]”

Interview with Xavier Le Roy (2018) // A visitor in an exhibition can walk in the space while in the theater a spectator seats on a chair //

Text published in Tique art paper 22/February/2018 https://www.tique.art/paper/artists/xavier-le-roy/ Zofia Cielatkowska: At the beginning of your path as a dancer and choreographer you didn’t really want to indicate that you are a scientist, but finally – with a little bit of story – you have used this information in your bio. Then, for the next following years – to a certain extent – it has became a ‘label’. How do you look at it from today’s perspective? Xavier Le Roy: In the first work [The Product of Circumstances, 1999 ] I decided to use this information in order to give it … Continue reading Interview with Xavier Le Roy (2018) // A visitor in an exhibition can walk in the space while in the theater a spectator seats on a chair //

// Madness and Holiness (2017) // Akin to holiness, madness is situated amongst the practices or within the phenomenon of “otherness,” yet, at the same time, it still belongs to the sphere of a given community or group.

Text on Zorka’s projet Ophelias. Iconography of Madness More about Zorka For centuries, women have occupied a unique place in the annals of insanity. Women outnumber men in diagnoses of madness, from the “hysteria” of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, … Continue reading // Madness and Holiness (2017) // Akin to holiness, madness is situated amongst the practices or within the phenomenon of “otherness,” yet, at the same time, it still belongs to the sphere of a given community or group.