Memorysound


How do we define space and what are the stories these spaces tell?

Performance maker Patrycja Dołowy and musician Alex Stolze collaborate on an evening of music and performance, conjuring a space for listening to untold stories and unhearable voices. Stolze presents a haunting, postclassical violin performance bookending a dynamic and interactive "Memory" game constructed by Dołowy, inspired by a 1926 memory book from Eastern Poland and Dołowy's recent discovery of family in America.


Memory game

Storytelling performance based on a form of "Memory" game (in which you have to turn over pairs of matching cards). With the names with no faces on some of the cards (what is like those names you can find in memory book from 1926 from Eastern Poland sending to America and you know it very well that for most of this names you'll never find the person behind them because they are gone without any trace, any descendants, nor even any photos) or faces with no names on the others.

Some of cards completely blank, some faded, for the most of them it's impossible to find the match, most of the names will stay without match to faces like those lost children in Neverland in the first version of the story of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. But through the game, through the stories and their connections, through the chances I'll finally find matching cards, like my family on the other side of the ocean with what that could mean for me, for them, for my consciousness and my identity.

How it could change the thinking about where we belong, where I belong. And it will be also a pretext to my Jewish-American-Polish story of lost and found. I'd like to make this performance together with people. I'll use the real photos (I've collected through last few years) among them those with no matches yet and the real names with no matches yet. Maybe it will lead us to find some unexpected matches like it happened last Saturday, when I was just talking about the memory book send in 1926 from Poland to USA, and recently found by my dear old friend, Holocaust surviver and one lady found the signature of her grandmother's sister. Just there, during the meeting...

www.festivalt.com/en/programme/memorysound

Memorysound, fot. Festivalt

Memorysound


How do we define space and what are the stories these spaces tell?

Performance maker Patrycja Dołowy and musician Alex Stolze collaborate on an evening of music and performance, conjuring a space for listening to untold stories and unhearable voices. Stolze presents a haunting, postclassical violin performance bookending a dynamic and interactive "Memory" game constructed by Dołowy, inspired by a 1926 memory book from Eastern Poland and Dołowy's recent discovery of family in America.


Memory game

Storytelling performance based on a form of "Memory" game (in which you have to turn over pairs of matching cards). With the names with no faces on some of the cards (what is like those names you can find in memory book from 1926 from Eastern Poland sending to America and you know it very well that for most of this names you'll never find the person behind them because they are gone without any trace, any descendants, nor even any photos) or faces with no names on the others.

Some of cards completely blank, some faded, for the most of them it's impossible to find the match, most of the names will stay without match to faces like those lost children in Neverland in the first version of the story of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. But through the game, through the stories and their connections, through the chances I'll finally find matching cards, like my family on the other side of the ocean with what that could mean for me, for them, for my consciousness and my identity.

How it could change the thinking about where we belong, where I belong. And it will be also a pretext to my Jewish-American-Polish story of lost and found. I'd like to make this performance together with people. I'll use the real photos (I've collected through last few years) among them those with no matches yet and the real names with no matches yet. Maybe it will lead us to find some unexpected matches like it happened last Saturday, when I was just talking about the memory book send in 1926 from Poland to USA, and recently found by my dear old friend, Holocaust surviver and one lady found the signature of her grandmother's sister. Just there, during the meeting...

www.festivalt.com/en/programme/memorysound

Memorysound, fot. Festivalt

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