Phantoms – an outdoor performance
“We set out into space, prepared for everything…. We don’t say it loudly out of modesty, but sometimes we think that we are wonderful. Meanwhile, this is not all, and our readiness turns out to be a pose. We don’t want to conquer the cosmos, we just want to expand the Earth to its borders (…). We do not need other worlds. We need mirrors. We do not know what to do with other worlds. This one is enough, and we are already choking on it. Stanisław Lem, “Solaris”
The plot of the novel is run on two parallel levels: a romantic love story and a philosophical story in the face of an encounter with the Unknown or Thinking Ocean. In both cases, of interpersonal and inter-genre relations, man shows a lack of ability to establish true contact. The still current and imaginative subject of space travel, encounters and attempts to establish contact with aliens is combined with reflections on the condition of the human being, his fears and problems in relations with another human being.
Akt Theatre only touches upon Lem’s novel, in no way does it tell it, it creates its own story based on motifs, ideas and, above all, images floating around in the work. He extracts from it the spaces hidden between words. He approaches the subject with a distance and a gentle frost of the eye.
The performance will feature: Karolina Banaszek, Agnieszka Musiałowicz, Marta Suzin, Marek Kowalski, Krzysztof Skarżyński, Tomasz Musiałowicz, Maciej Czarski, Antoni Borodziuk.
Written and directed by Agnieszka and Tomasz Musiałowicz
Music – Dominik Strycharski
Design cooperation – Roman Woźniak
Artistic cooperation – Anna Rudzińska
Projections – Maciej Białek, Szymon Cieślak / Dreamage, Jakub Musiałowicz
Technical Support – Adam Sztorc
Production – Theatre Act
Project curator – Agnieszka Musiałowicz
29.09.2019 – 19.00 – Koneser Prague Centre, Koneser Square
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Project co-financed by the Capital City of Warsaw