Cleaning Oracles – A Ray of Light or How to Hold

© Mary Szydlowska
© Mary Szydlowska

With Cleaning Oracles, Mary Szydłowska, Federico Protto, Eimi Leggett and Aleksandra Borys create a research space in which slowness, attention and zoning-out are central. As a spectator you are invited to settle down and share the space with five performers and a musician. Expect a performative experience that evokes reflections on work, fatigue, relaxation, leisure and speculation about the future. A hypnotic state in which deep tranquillity encounters urgency.

Mary Szydłowska is an artist and choreographer whose work focuses on peripheral phenomena and ecologies of attention in the context of architectural spaces and institutional environments. In recent years, Mary has developed a diptych of solo works about the gestures of cleaning, in which reflection on the politics of labour is combined with an embodied investigation of cleanliness and dirt. Mary received a master's degree in dance from P.A.R.T.S. and a master's degree in cultural studies from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

By: Mary Szydłowska – In dialogue with: Federico Protto, Eimi Leggett, Aleks Borys – Performed by: Mary Szydłowska, Federico Protto, Eimi Leggett, Osamu Shikichi, Parvin Saljoughi – Room sonics by: Mlondiwethu Dubazane – Residencies: workspacebrussels, BUDA, wpZimmer, the Atlas programme of Impulstanz, CC Strombeek & The School of Gaasbeek – With support from: the Flemish Government

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21.04.2024 | 14:00 - 14:50 Tickets
21.04.2024 | 19:00 - 19:50 Tickets

50 min.

pay what you can: €5/8/12


Kaaistudios (Brussels)


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