LAZNIA 2 What Remains of a Rembrandt Torn Into Four Equal Pieces and Flushed Down the Toilet.
What Remains of a Rembrandt Torn Into Four Equal Pieces and Flushed Down the Toilet.
 
Two performances at PGS
 
What Remains of a Rembrandt Torn Into Four Equal Pieces and Flushed Down the Toilet is about narration, empathy and memory. It transforms PGS into a temporary laboratory to produce and stage memories in a collective dimension. A group of performers tests strategies of remembering and creating new cultural myths within the museum space. 
 
What Remains inhabits PGS for a week through two performative actions. 
 
The museum, understood as a complex stratification of layers - historical, institutional and architectural - is narrated in real time through an ongoing and diffused performance. The audience itself is included in the portrait of the museum as a living organism.
 
Unexpected corners of PGS host a sequence of reconstructed places. These have been scene of events fixed in individual or communities’ memory. The act of re-creating their physical dimension is made visible and shared with the audience. Collaborative effort of memory and narration precipitates into invisible architectures. 
 
What Remains shows the attempt of reconstructing far and recent events and the relationship they still have with our present. 
 
A project by Simone Basani
curated by Alice Ciresola 
 
 
Hours 
Fri 15th : 12 - 17
Sat 16th : 12 - 17
Sun 17th : 12 - 15
Mon 18th: closed
Tue 19th: 16 - 19
Wed 20th: 16 – 19
 
List of performers participating in the project:
Dana Chmielewska
Joanna Czajkowska
Julianna Graczyk
Katarzyna Pastuszak
Agnieszka Sprawka

 
Simone Basani and Alice Ciresola (IT/BE) are an artist and curator duo currently in residency at CCA - Łaznia. They create collective services and educational devices for communities and cultural institutions. For their residency they are working on transcultural and transhistorical narrations conceived by and for Gdansk citizenship, on the border between the museum and the public spaces. 

 
Basani and Ciresola are developing their residency in the frames of the international project “Artecitya”, financed by the European program Creative Europe 2014-2020.

 
*** What Remains borrows its title from the homonymous art essay written by Jean Genet on Rembrandt’s portraits, in 1967.
 
 
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