Roman Dziadkiewicz

Romances, archive-based, multisensual composition


Roman Dziadkiewicz, (born 1972 in Opole, PL) is artist and co-founder/leader of the 36.6 foundation, a communication collective of Polish artists, cultural theorists, sociologists and activists. He practices an interdisciplinary approach that operates on the border between art, social and curatorial investigations and research traditions, conducting long-term studies, workshop projects and archive-based installations. He has presented works as an installation artist, performer, activist and /or curator at individual and collective exhibitions in Poland, Europe and USA. Dziadkiewicz is interested in the processes of the entanglement of art and creative processes in political and cultural contexts, testing other forms of participations, the disintegration/disappearance of a work of art and the reconstruction and redefinition of historical/memorial and multicultural traditions.

Project: Romances, archive-based, multisensual composition

„Within the project I want to put some psycho-geographic questions on my relations to the unit, to the team members, to particular relations between me and particular locations, unit-me-landscape, you-me-unit, unit-visitors, me-locals, unit-locals and so on. There are 3 meanings of the term romance I would like to deal with as models for developing following observations and interventions:
a) An epic, adventure story (the ancient and medieval tradition)
b) A short chamber music form (popular in Russian and Gypsy tradition)
c) The short, temporal love/affection relationship (metaphor for THE KNOT)

Finally, romance relates to the idea, process and choreography of knotting what I want to exanimate and discover from many possible positions, perspectives and scales – in inter-dimensional, inter-personal, interdisciplinary, inter-sensual, inter-semiotic ways. The knotting of daily life, small interventions, poetry, song-writing, music improvisation, body-art, acting, performances, collages, object, photos, making-taking & collecting as a set of strategies. I find the term romance sending to personal, subjective, multi-sensual activities (walking, talking, singing, writing, drawing, cooking, looking, giving, thinking, (breath)taking, performing). Then the still research- and archive-oriented long-term project has more experimental, open, revulsion composition.”

Poland Installation Performance 36,6 Foundation