RESEARCH

To See Climate (Change)

“To See Climate (Change)” – an artistic research project initiated in the beginning of 2020 by Romuald Krężel at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in the frame of Wimmelforschung Fellowship. It explores problems and questions around climate change and its visibility in the Anthropocene era in relation to performing arts. It was developed in a long-term artistic collaboration with René Alejandro Huari Mateus through several artistic residencies and programms:

 

September 2020:

Environment in HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, in Dresden.

February 2021
Residency #TakeCare in HELLERAU

European Centre for the Arts, Dresden 

March 2021

Online reading group as part of Magical Cohabitations in Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, in collaboration with Céline Baumann

The artistic research was finalised by the premiere of the performance under the same title in September 2021 in Treibstoff Theatertage Festival in Basel, Switzerland.

Working Class Body

An artistic research project on the (in)visibility of social classes in the field of performing arts. Drawing on his personal and artistic experience, Romuald Krezel focuses in it on how the class background shapes the aesthetics of artistic practices, their discursive levels and working methodologies. It explores and develops political and choreographic tools and practices that build upon experiences of being socialized in a so-called ‘lower class’ milieu. In that way, the project aims to commemorate artist’s mother’s work in a grocery store during the communist era in Poland. 

It was developed through the several programs and residencies:

February - June 2022:
"Class Dance"

artistic research project, DIS-TANZ-SOLO, Berlin

March 2022:
Residency #TakeHeart in HELLERAU

European Centre for the Arts, Dresden

May – June 2022:
Residency Exploration 2022

Uferstudios in Berlin

August – September 2022:
Residency #TakeHeart,

HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin

November – December 2022:

Service for Contemporary Dance Belgrade, Serbia and Eastern European Network – exchange program of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stutgart

January- April 2023:

artistic research project, Prozessförderung 2022, Fonds Darstellenden Künste

January – February 2023:

European Centre for the Arts, Dresden

The artistic research was finalised by the premiere of the solo performance All that I left behind is here in June 2023 in Uferstudios in Berlin, co-produced by HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden.