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Author(s): Anna Kaszuba-Dębska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Polish Literature, Ukrainian Literature, Cultural Essay, Philology
Published by: Fundacja Terytoria Książki
Keywords: Bruno Schulz; schulz studies; literary theory; interwar period; polish literature;

Summary/Abstract: "Emeryty" is an interdisciplinary continuation of an earlier project by Kaszuba-Dębska– "Heels" – and the reference to the Kantor’s Theatre Informel, where the actor is aligned with the object and subjected to chance. Kantor’s actors are “bags, people in the cabinet conformed to the clothes hung there, deprived of their own free will, chattering their own nonsense”. Emeryt is an actor-subject, the alter ego of a specific person related tothe environment Kantor, mainly artists gathered around Cracow Group, or a person living today. In this way, a new community of dummies, combined with the same ideaof passing, is forming installation in urban space. Through QR codes placed on tags sewn into mannequins, the viewer interacts not only with the real object of art, but by scanning the code can also see the video, which recognizes real alter ego of the dummy.

  • Issue Year: 6/2015
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 128-136
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish