27.07.2018 Friday

Am I in the picture? Workshop by Zuzana Kakalikova

Autor: Culture Zone Wrocław

Our cooperation with K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence started back in 2015, and since then we had the opportunity to implement a few very interesting art projects, mostly the multidisciplinary ones or the ones related to visual arts. The next step of our cooperation bring a change in our approach - we're going to focus on performance and movement, and make them the main field of Zuzana Kakalikova's work during her "Am I in the picture?" workshop.

The workshop will be based on the photography of Francesca Woodman, a young American photographer, active the 1970’s. At that time, the United States and Europe experienced the second-wave feminism, which fought mainly for women equality at work, in education and art, for the recognition of rape as a crime of violence and for the right of women to decide about their own bodies, for example in terms of abortion and contraception. Woodman brought these issues into her work, often photographing herself naked, in abandoned, hostile and empty spaces. Her art questioned such notions as gender, body, identity and feminism.

Together with the participants, Kakalikova would like to explore the possibility to transform a photograph into a scene. The purpose of the work will be to use the body as a source, to awaken the simple human presence. Because the theme of her research is very feminine, she wishes to propose the workshop to women, to create a protected environment and intimacy. During group exercises, the participants will be encouraged to create a common sensitivity, openness and awareness about the space, as well as developing individual way of expression using different possibilities (using an object, video or a sound recording, depending on the chosen means of expression).

Workshop will be held at Impart (Mazowiecka Street 17, 50-412 Wrocław) from the September 13th until the September 16th according to the following schedule:  in the period of 13.09-15.09, 10:00-13:00 and on the 16.09, 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00 (closed workshop summary).

The workshop is addressed to women only. You can register via e-mail (berenika.nikodemska@strefakultury.pl and marek.gluzinski@strefakultury.pl) until 31.08.2018. The message must include your name, telephone number and e-mail address. The order of submissions is decisive. The group can consist of up to 10 participants. The workshops will be conducted in English.

Submitting an application for participation in the workshop is tantamount to consent to the processing of personal data.


Zuzana Kakalikova was born in Slovakia. She studied acting at the Academy of arts in Banska Bystrica and later at the Academy Of Musical And Dramatic Arts in Bratislava. Her interest in movement led her to Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland. She is a co-founder of the Compagnie T-d’U,, with which she has created performances presented in Switzerland, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, UK, Luxembourg and India. She was a part of the Matejka Studio founding team, which for eight years has been conducting research on physical expression as part of their residence at the Grotowski Institute in Wrocław. Since 2012 Kakalikova has collaborated with Sandy Flinto and Pierrick Grobéty duo. In August 2013 she worked with Romeo Castellucci at the Venice Biennale 2013, which resulted in the performance “Ethica – Natura E Origine Della Mente”. In October 2016, during the Theatre Olympics, she participated in the workshops with Chiara Guidi (Societas Raffaello Sanzio), which ended with the performance “Throat”. In 2017, together with Guillaumarc Froidevaux, Kakalikova prepared an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s book “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men”. She is currently working on a new solo project.


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