Loik Bertrand, Jakub Słomkowski
Morskie Oko, Wrocław
Survival Art Review
Styx 02 was performed during the eleventh edition of the Survival Art Review. This time performance was shown at the Morskie Oko bathing beach. The title Styx is the process of submerging, slow descend into the water and a crossing, accompanied by a small symphony of both synthetic and natural sounds.
Exploring different dimensions of space using sound,
light, movement, dance and scenography, the action evolved in all the abandoned
building. The performance was mainly inspired by the autodafé of 1944, when much of the books of the library were
burned, and culture turned into bestiality.
Second part of a performance incorporating electronic
sounds in a natural environment. Styx took place in a small lake on the edge of
the village, at dusk, when nature get louder than human. Entering slowly the
water with instruments embarked on small hand-made boats, we changed into
natural beings corresponding with surrounding voices. Styx is about crossing
borders and thought to be performed in other places.
Kuba Slomkowki, Loik Bertrand, Kuba Dykiert Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw
In cooperation with polish section of Interntional Society For Contemporary
Music curator Ryszard Latecki
Curator of photography Mariusz Wideryński
intention of this project was looking for relationship betweenimage and sound, more specifically between
pictorial photography from Thirties and Forties and contemporary music. All
peaces were improvised and played each one interpreting different image.
Majority of sounds and ideas were based on instruments built from found objects.
Performers: Kuba Dykiert, Loik Bertrand, Jakub Słomkowski
Wall of a building on Hoża street, Warsaw
In cooperation with Hożarty 2009
Duration 2 h
Breaking the viewer expectations by changing the roles between performers and audience. At one time all the space including parking became a place of action. From the position that we took on the wall we were asking viewers to perform various tasks. The dialogue between us was enriched with a realm of sound that we created in live.