Non-human (all too human). Tadeusz Kantor’s games with matter Cover Image

Nie-ludzkie arcyludzkie – Tadeusza Kantora gry z materią
Non-human (all too human). Tadeusz Kantor’s games with matter

Author(s): Magdalena Skrzypczak
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Fundacja Pro Scientia Publica
Keywords: Tadeusz Kantor; matter; shoddy; dummy; bio-object; emballage; poor object

Summary/Abstract: The paper focuses on the chosen aspects of matter, the shoddy and the dummy in Tadeusz Kantor’s oeuvre. It is also an attempt to answer the question of the artistic genealogy of matter, an object, its remnant, shred, or scrap, which seduce artists’ imagination, and how it is possible that shoddy objects inspire potential researchers and interpreters to analyze this peculiar residuum. The author of the article recalls Kantor’s strange figures, bio-objects, in the context of the concept of matter by Bruno Schulz and the contemporary idea of non-anthropocentrism.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 212-221
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish