Bartosz Ostrowski, "Babel. The Resonance of Language"

Comment réalise-tu que tu connais une langue?
How do you know that you know a language?
How do you recognise it in you?
Does it get born in your body as a new organ?

The performance is a choreographic experimentation with the physical features of speech. In reference to the George Lakoff’s prinicples of embodied cognition, the artist is exploring the somatic potencial of language knowledge. He is trying out the ways through which the body is capable of translating/traduire.

concept and performance: Bartosz Ostrowski
dramaturgy: Rocio Berenguer Roldan
production: Ethnography Department of the National Museum in Gdańsk within the framework of the exhibition entitled ”Original Sounds”; supported by the artistic residency grant of the Adama Mickiewicz Institute
premiere: 8 September 2019, ETNO, Ethnography Department of the National Museum in Gdańsk
duration: 30 minutes

Bartosz Ostrowski – graduate of the Academy of Theatre Arts in Cracow, Warsaw Dance Department and PACAP in Forum Dança Lisbon. Recently based in Paris. His works are characterised by the coexistence of speech and dance in a direct dialogue with the audience. Author of walkie_talkie, Praga Street View and REFUGEE TALKS. Founder of dotcompany, with which he created Secondhand’68, Individual Concert and Seagull: five seconds of Chekov, awarded on the Young Direction Forum in Cracow. At the moment he is preparing a project BoardingGateSeatFromTo: in which on the basis of own experience he is exploring the modern nomad lifestyle.