Artistic residencies

Konrad Smoleński and Noa Shadur - the third artist-in-residence programme in the Museum

Grafika podzielona na dwie części - z lewej grupa osób podczas ćwiczeń, po prawej tańcząca para.
fot. Noa Shadur/ Tami Weis

Konrad Smoleński and Noa Shadur, who have already made one joint project, want to continue to share their experience in various fields pursued by them in yet another artistic endeavour. Within the "Open Museum - Education in Action" artist-in-residence programme of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, they will work on a film bordering on numerous traditions, including video art, feature film and performing arts.

They are interested in the problems of historical past written into bodies and places. During the three weeks (14 July 2014 - 3 August 2014) which the artists will spend in Warsaw, they will look such for spaces relating to the Polish-Jewish heritage and relations.

Invitation to the workshops

Within the Museum's artist-in-residence programme, the artists will also conduct two workshops for performers and persons involved in contemporary dance: 17 and 18 July, 17.00-21.00 hrs.

The workshops will be an experiment based on reconstructing past events marked by resistance to violence. Pictures documenting past violent events will be translated into various movement activities. The workshop participants together with the artists will research the broadly-understood category of repetition.

The subjects to be touched upon during the workshop in order to construct physical activities will include heroism, bravery, crime, investigation and training. The workshop is designed mainly for performers and dancers in the area of modern dance and dance theatre.

Admission to the workshops is free of charge, but places are limited, so apply by 2 July at [email protected].

Please attach a short biographical note to the application as well as pictures or a link to film materials presenting your physical abilities. Selected participants will be informed by mail about having been qualified for the workshop.

A group of people who will take part in the residence film production will be selected from workshop participants.

The artists will present the results of their three-week-long work in Warsaw during a meeting held on Sunday, the 3rd of August, at 18.00 hrs. The presentation will be led by Katarzyna Słoboda from Łódź Art Museum, the co-curator of the exhibition and co-editor of an anthology dedicated to dance improvisation titled “Przyjdźcie, pokażemy Wam, co robimy” (Come, we’ll show you what we are doing).

More about the artists

Konrad Smoleński has been active in the area of visual arts and sound for over a decade. He graduated from the University of Arts in Poznan in 2002 and is a member of the legendary artistic group Penerstwo.

He has co-created teams such as KOT, Kristen and BNNT. He is a Laureate of the Spojrzenia Award of the Deutsche Bank Foundation (2011). He has presented his works or artistic activities in such places as Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Pinchuk Art Center w Kiev, Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Martha Herford Museum, the Swiss Kunsthalle Winterthur and CentrePasquArt, or within New York’s PERFORMA. In 2013, he represented Poland at the 55th International Art Exhibition in Venice. He lives and works in Warsaw and Bern.

Noa Shadur, an independent dancer and choreographer, graduated from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem. She is also a video artist. She won the first prizes at the “No Ballet" International Choreography Competition (2013) and the Vdance International Video Dance Festival as well as distinctions at ADF – Dancing for the Camera and the award for the best film at Berlin’s POOL07 Festival.

She is a Laureate of the Israel Ministry of Culture Award for young choreographers (2009). She represented Israel at the DanceWEB scholarship in Vienna in 2010. She cooperates with the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, Maslool – a professional dance programme at the Bikurey Ha’Itim performing arts centre in Tel Aviv – and Kibbutz Ga’aton Dance Workshop.

On regular basis, Noa teaches methods of composition and choreography within various dance programmes, primarily in Israel. She also runs interdisciplinary workshops on using video in dance and on interfaces between art, photography and movement. She lives and works in Tel Aviv.

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You can find out more about the project “Open Museum – Education in Action” under the following link.

The “Open Museum - Education in Action” programme is implemented within the “Jewish Cultural Heritage” project, the “Faces of Diversity” component.

Organised with the support of the Norway and EEA Grants from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.,
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