16:30 - Wojciech Kosma: Spalarnia
Spalarnia performance blends poetry with minimalistic electronic soundtrack and live improvised music. Simple accounts of imaginary happenings that move promiscuously between frames of time and metonymy are told in a serene voice that adheres to the meditative rhythms of the sounds. The quasi-ritualistic qualities create a space for abstract storytelling about quasi-utopian communities and an idealised past.
Spalarnia is a sound and poetry alias of Wojciech Kosma, a performance artist known for staging nuanced representations of intimate relationships that weave together dance, theatre, and personal biographies. Wojciech performances were shown, among others, at Chisenhale Gallery, London; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles; Interstate Projects, New York. He is a founding member of artist collective East London Cable, and a member of a free jazz duo Hope Scandal (together with the drummer Bobo).