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  • fot. Jakub Wittchen
  • fot. Monika Stolarska2
  • fot. Monika Stolarska
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Choreography/ Execution: Magda Jędra, Weronika Pelczyńska, Iza Szostak
Dramaturgy: Agata Szczęśniak
Lights: Karolina Gębska
Scenography: Wojciech Pustoła
Producer: Komuna//Warszawa
Premiere 11 July 2014
Duration: 50 min
Performance is part of “The Future of Europe” cycle. The project is sup­ported by the Min­istry of Cul­ture and National Her­itage and the Office of the Cap­i­tal City War­saw, with the sup­port of the Foun­da­tion Bur­dąg Cen­tre in Move­ment, Cap­i­tal City Dis­trict Office Wawer Warsaw.
Europe:Inqiury
Poland: 24 thou­sand second-hand shops.
Europe: 120 thou­sand cloth­ing com­pa­nies.
World: 4 mil­lion hands sewing clothes in Bangladesh.

Three artists invite the audi­ence to visit a gigan­tic Euro­pean thrift shop full of second-hand fan­tasies and worn out dreams about the future. The artists use this col­lage of impro­vi­sa­tion and net­work of vis­i­ble and invis­i­ble con­nec­tions to ana­lyze the rela­tions between the far, the global and the per­sonal. They per­for­ma­tively inves­ti­gate the future of Europe. How expen­sive are joint actions? How can a part­ner turn into an obsta­cle? When do the val­ues turn into obsessions?
This per­for­mance tells the story about unex­pected con­se­quences of joint work, of col­lec­tive actions, of how the haven turns into a form of oppres­sion, and how the scary turns into the funny.

The per­for­mance uses the date pro­vided by the Asia Mon­i­tor Resource Cen­tre and War on Want avail­able at
http://amrc.org.hk/system/files/FFM-Cambodia-Report-022014-amrc_0.pdf
and http://www.waronwant.org/attachments/Fashion%20Victims.pdf
 
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