The Working Party
April 15th, 2013 6.00 p.m. | The Pleciuga Puppet Theatre
opening of the exhibition
Theatre as an art with a strong human and social dimension lives in encounters mediated by stories. When telling stories we are searching to make sense of experiences and look for ways of going towards the unknown. The very essence of human consciousness cannot be imagined without stories; it cannot be imagined without a narrative looking for ways of living itself.
Fundamental human patterns often become discernable in small and simple things: members of Bröllin-based arts organisation The Working Party have started talking to people, to listen to stories. We are interested in the fleeting memories of migration, loss, shelter and new place-making of people living in the Polish and German parts of Pomerania. Many such stories can be told from the post-war period in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as since the end of the Cold War, after 1989.
This research is an ongoing process of encounters and discovery in the German-Polish border region around Szczecin. Stories, objects, and images that have been found are being developed into installations, dramaturgies of encounter, workshops and small performances throughout the year 2013.
On 15th April we are happy to do a first introduction and presentation of this work as part of the Kontrapunkt Festival in Szczecin.
Exhibition presented within the frames of the project “Bridges of Theatre – Bridges of Culture. On the mutual influence of Polish and German theatre.”