Futurism behind the iron curtain: STUK honors the 'forgotten' Polish Experimental Radio Studio (PRES) with a double bill full of dance, image and sound.
• Safety first: we keep 1 meter distance between bubbles (inside the venues and when queueing), there are hand sanitisers throughout the building, and the air in the venues is permanently ventilated.
• Wearing a face mask is mandatory throughout the building, also during the performances. You can, of course, take it off when you're having a drink before or after the shows.
• Speaking of a drink: you can also have dinner in STUKcafé before the show. From 18:00 to 20:30 we serve pasta, chili and soups with a focus on local, healthy and delicious!
• Don't forget your tickets - on paper or digital. A confirmation mail is not a valid ticket, we need to be able to scan the QR code on your ticket at the entrance.
• Please find the full timing of the evening below, starting in Labozaal. Afterwards, the STUK crew will guide you to the Soetezaal for the second performance, which takes about 1 hour.
20:30 Labozaal The Space Between – SZUM (Noise)
21:00 Soetezaal Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau / ECCE - Pole Reports From Space
STUK pays tribute to the iconic Polish Radio Experimental Studio (PRES) with a multidisciplinary double bill. Established in Warsaw, PRES music studio (1957-2004) was a haven for visionary electroacoustic music in communist Poland. Only in recent years have the futuristic synthesizer creations by PRES-composers been rediscovered.
Combining the sound of PRES with the flavor of the 80s soviet sciencefiction, choreographers Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau created the dance performance Pole Reports from Space. Two Polish dancers enter a futuristic dreamscape. Like cosmonauts whirling through space, or perhaps like ghosts behind an opaque wall, they try desperately to communicate. Pole Reports from Space is an exercise in encoding and decoding their message, and an invitation for the audience to join. A vision of the future as seen from the past, at once utopian and nostalgic.
The dance performance will be preceded by the première of SZUM (noise) by the collective The Space Between. STUK invited audio storyteller Katharina Smets, video artist Ingrid Leonard and sound artist Inne Eysermans to create a transmedia performance inspired by the history of the music studio and creative freedom.
Pictures © Katarzyna Kludczynska for Art Stations Foundation
Performance in STUK with the kind support of