13 October 2015 Miniatures. Kojro/ Siwak
The “Miniatures” project is a mixture of Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska’s poetry with the sound of electronic music.
The multimedia spectacle seemed to be a perfect medium for the creators – Kojro/Siwak – to make possible to journey into the world created by the poet. They collaborated with the film duo Kurkot Kollektiv.
By connecting music with text, acting and film footage, they created a modern form, which calls to life an alternative form, which emerges from the poet’s creations. The selected poems were illustrated in such a way that they could create a coherent narrative, despite their fragmentary character. Due to the synthetic character and use of multimedia, “Miniatures” ideally inscribe themselves in the contemporary narrative of the world. It turns out that a concise and colloquial language, so characteristic of Jasnorzewska’s poetry, ideally harmonises with the sounds of electronic remixes.
The resulting creations visualise the image of a figure living beyond time from Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska’s poetry, and they can successfully tell the stories of contemporary women dilemmas.
“Miniatures” – directed by, screenplay, photography, montage: Kurkot Kollektiv (Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzała); cast: Dominika Kojro, Monika Szalaty, Łukasz Wiewiórski, Grzegorz Twaróg; music: Michał Siwak
The premiere of the spectacle took place during the 36th Stage Songs Review in Wrocław, and the video premiered during the 15th International Film Festival T-Mobile Nowe Horyzonty.
24.10.2015 (Saturday), 6:00 PM
About the creators:
Michał Siwak (1980) – music producer, DJ. Creator of a music project named Sinusoidal. Cooperated with artists such as Tricky, Antony and the Johnsons, Julia Kent, Muna Zul, The Crystal Method, Pustki, Novika. Composer of theatrical music, winner of 2009 Stage Song Review in the OFF Stream (Vertinsky Project/Lila Negr)
Dominika Kojro (1984) – graduated from PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Wrocław, scholarship holder at Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. Laureate of the actor award at the 27th edition of Drama Schools’ Festival in Łódź, as well as multiple awards for her monodrama “Jolie” at multiple drama festivals in Poland.
Kurkot Kollektiv (Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzała) – artists, who created their own key to depicting reality by connecting their experience as photographers and camera operators.
Monika Kotecka (1981) – student of social studies, photography and camera operation in Łódź. Her short films were displayed at festivals such as Berlinale, Cannes Film Festival and T-Mobile Nowe Horyzonty.
Karolina Poryzała (1978) – student of zoology at Warsaw University of Life Sciences and photography at Łódź Film School. Finished a screenwriting course at Screenwriting School in Krakow (Krakowska Szkoła Scenariuszowa). Her photographs have been exhibited at many festivals, such as International Festival of Photography in Łódź. Her last project was exhibited at the Maison de la Photographie in France.