Pharmakon (it radiates)

Together with Blue (ribbon dance) and Yet Untitled (blue), Pharmakon (it radiates) form a triptych of solo performances in blue, in which Kamiński explores the question of monochromatic choreography – a choreography reduced to, produced by and related to one colour.

Blue screen is a post-production technique that allows image manipulation. By using an even, blue background, the camera-recorded action can be transferred to a completely different scenery. In his performance, Przemek Kamiński refers to the cultural history of the colour blue, approaching it through the prism of the ancient Greek term pharmakon, meaning medicine, poison, and something that must be sacrificed. The artist creates a series of vertical landscapes, in which a body, irradiated by the colour, moves between the visible, the projected and the imagined. The first and second plan, as well as viewers’ fantasies, blend into each other, while the identity is negotiated along and across the surface of the screen.

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Kamiński’s performance was the strongest and the most poetic accent of this curatorial program [Scena Tańca Studio, Studio Theatre, Warsaw]. […] "Pharmakon (it radiates)" is one of those performances that open up some unknown, elusive spaces, situated completely beyond the category of words, oblivious to the viewer before.

Adela Prochyra,

With the original choreography, thanks to the intuition and sensitivity, in combination with a sterile blue, a beautiful, visually stunning performance was created.

Marcin Miętus, esplot


Pharmakon (it radiates)
2017, performance, 35 min

Choreography & Performance: Przemek Kamiński 
Dramaturgical Assistance: Mateusz Szymanówka
Artistic Coaching: Guy Cools
Music: Arca
Light Design: Aleksandr Prowaliński
Technical Direction: Łukasz Kędzierski

Production: Art Stations Foundation in the frame of Solo Project Plus 2017

Photos: Maciej Zakrzewski for Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk