Nothing Twice – Program

Friday, 12 September 2014

18.00 │Opening of the building and performance
The collection, formed by objects by Tadeusz Kantor, will be open to the public. Also, the exhibition Nothing Twice will explore the problem of the object as a stage prop and the role it occupies in contemporary performance art. Artist Oskar Dawicki will count visitors on the occasion of the new Cricoteka’s opening.
Free entrance.

Saturday, 13 September 2014
11.00 – 21.00 │Exhibition Nothing Twice
The exhibition will be open to the public till late evening.
Free entrance.

12.00 │Workshop
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd will encourage the audience to animate dioramas, which are part of the exhibition. Duration: 45 mins. Registration required.

13.00 │Exhibition Tour
The artists and curator Joanna Zielińska will show the audience around the Nothing Twice exhibition. Duration: 45 mins. Registration required.

18.00 │ Voice Performance
Jaap Blonk will perform Kurt Schwitter’s Usonate and a fragment of Guy de Cointet’s novel Espahor Ledet Ko Uluner! Written in a language invented by the artist, the book was published under the pseudonym of Qei No Mysxdod in 1973.
Duration: 45 mins. Courtesy of Guy de Cointet Estate and Air de Paris, Paris. © All rights reserved. Tickets required.

19.00 │Opera
An opera in one act by American artist Shana Moulton and musician Nick Hallett with the participation of soprano Marzena Lubaszka. The protagonist is Cynthia, suffering from all types of phobia. The girl is wandering through hallucinatory and fairy-tale landscapes in the style of the artist’s previous works. The performance is part of the Whispering Pines cycle, going on since 2002. Duration: 45 mins. Tickets required.

20.00 │ Film
In April, American artist Michael Portnoy told 100 Beautiful Jokes to his audience in Amsterdam. The film presented in Cricoteka is a special recording of that afternoon. Duration: 45 mins. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Tickets required.

Sunday, 14 September 2014
14.00 │Vocal Workshop
Jaap Blonk, an outstanding musician and performer, will conduct a workshop for those who want to develop their vocal skills. The artist employs playful methods with elements of improvisation or drama. Duration: 3 hrs. Registration required.

18.00 and 19.30│Performance
The second in the series of theatrical projects by Catherine Sullivan using ‘found’ stage performances. The project employs the techniques of ready-mades, appropriation and collage. The performance is realised in collaboration with the Opera Buffa Theatre in Warsaw under the management of Katarzyna Wińska. Participants: Maciej Czerwiński, Piotr Glikson, Renata Luciak, Zofia Marczak, Jan Małkowski, Zygmunt Wiktor, Mariola Przybyłowska, Antoni Talko-Porzecki, Hanna Sokołowska, Małgorzata Sokołowska, Tadeusz Strumiłło. With additional performance by Beata Pilch and Bogdan Renczyński.
Duration: 45 mins. Special thanks to: Bagatela Theatre, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and Theatre Institute in Warsaw.
Tickets required.

Thursday, 9 October 2014
18.00 │Performance
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd combines two different productions: a puppet play Jesus and Barabbas and a performance piece The King with elements from the film Dresser (1983) and a “fire” costume designed by Inigo Jones. The action has resulted from his cooperation with a group of performance artists from Krakow and the UK. The soundtrack of the spectacle includes sounds of a thunder storm performed live, a piece of a song by the Alibabki group as well as a percussion remix by

Jędrzej Cichosz. Duration: 20 mins. Tickets required.  Buy ticket.

Saturday, 11 October 2014
20.30│Performance
Guy de Cointet’s works relied on text. The objects he made were often used as stage props or set design in his theatrical performances. His works are usually literary puzzles whose protagonists are mostly women. Three of de Cointet’s performance acts will be performed for the first time in Poland by Mary Ann Duganne Glicksman: Two Drawings (1974), My Father’s Diary (1975), Going to the Market (1979). There will be conversation with performer at the end of the evening.
Duration: 45 mins. The project has been realised in collaboration with the 39th Krakow Theatrical Reminiscences, courtesy of Guy de Cointet Estate and Air de Paris, Paris. © All rights reserved. Tickets required.  Buy ticket.

Friday, 31 October 2014
18.00 │Lecture
Jens Hoffmann will speak about his idea of the exhibition as a dramatic construction and the advantages and disadvantages of theatricality in the gallery space. The project has been realised in collaboration with Adam Mickiewicz Institut and Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
Duration: 45 mins. Free entrance.