24th February 2013 , 4pm, Vibe Gallery
Paulina Palian and Ewa Bathelier with Project ANNA during the OBR Arts Festival London, with choreography by Zuza Tehanu.
Project Anna is an artistic collaboration between Ewa Bathelier and Paulina Palian. It is a series of 10 dresses which symbolise evolution that ANNA undertakes from the moment she puts on the white wedding dress. Journey starts from the dress which almost unable her to move to the ultra mini black dress. All the dresses in between are a diary of the transformation. Each creation is shorter and braver; the white is gradually taken over the black. Yet just because dresses are lighter and smaller doesn’t mean ANNA has more freedom in them. Gradually the weight of the fabric taken from her body is added to the weight on her head. ANNA won’t ever become free. The head pieces become the bizarre negative of rejected parts of the dresses. Symbolise the weight which every woman carries trough her life: no matter if it’s her wedding day and she is fresh, naive, young- symbolised by white colour, or is it mature and confident, short and sexy mini dress- symbolise by black. Women and especially married women always carry life’s weight.
The ANNA project, depending on the circumstances, is a mix of the exhibition installation and photography and/or a “more-than- fashion show”.
3:30 pm Door Opening
4:00 pm Welcome
4:15 pm performance by singer Ilona Opulska
4.40 pm encouragement by speaker Agnes Mannah
5:10 pm music intro to the show by Ilona Opulska
5:15 pm THE SHOW: Project ANNA
6:00 pm THANKS and invitation to the BAR
The Choreography to the show will be prepared by Zuza Tehanu, the founder of Dark Soul Dance Theatre.
Dancers and models: Kat Beier , Jole PJ Pasquale , Kate Oravec , Katarzyna Kaszowska , Charlie Norman , Jayne Bennett , Ola Krawczyk , Pia Rauhalinna , Miriam Miri , Zuza Tehanu.
address: Vibe Gallery 100 Clements Road
SE16 4DG London, United Kingdom
Minimum contribution is £8
Minimum concession contribution is £7
A painter and stage designer born in Warsaw, Poland. The loneliness is the main element of her painting. The artist uses her own emotions to a subliminal transliteration often perceived as absence-presence: the body, light and naked, lies symbolically on deserts and gardens background and the clothes leave the imprint of the absent body. EWA BATHELIER is exhibited in many galleries and public places in France and abroad. Her works are displayed in many collections around the world, she designed sets and costumes for Samuel Beckett’s and Robert Pinget’s plays. Under their literary influence, she has perfected a minimalist style imbued with strong emotions.
Dresses series is his obsession for years. All dream-like. Together they orchestrate a subtle serenade, pervaded with sensual wishes, energetic and unsentimental. The ability of the medium to create a message about interiority––which is a far cry from the stolid display of the dress.
Fascinated by the grace, subtlety and variety of a single silhouette clad in many attires with marvelous textures, patterns and script-signs enmeshed in a literally physical atmosphere. The puzzling question arises: can you guess what’s inside those dresses, what desires, what palpitating heart inhabits them, and what keenness of the mind-eye continuum propels into life these fabric shells? It all seems to be about a blissful Venetian contemplative experience…
fashion designer, dress maker and stylist based in London, author of various collections from first HOP SA SA in 2008 to most recent artistic collaboration with contemporary painter Artur Przebindowski in 2012 called “U IN R U IN”. She has also participated in many editorial projects and fashion events both in UK and UE.
Co-founder of “Babski Londyn” (uk: BAB’s London) organisation supporting Creative Women. Fashion Promoter and co-organiser of Freak Art Show Collective (June 2010 to Nov 2011) organising cultural events in east London and founder of graphic collective KAKAPO design.
Favourite style is modern flirt with Polish Folk- pure femininity with lots of positive self-esteem. Uses all range of colourful fabrics- from recycled and second hand to organic cotton and silk- but it’s not about the fabric! Not even about the product as such- it’s about feeling – when you wear it…
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Choreographer, dancer, photographer, musician, model. Born in Gdynia, Poland.
She was studying photography on the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, also in Gdańsk she took her first dance steps at the classes of Dada von Bzdulow Theatre. After moving to London, she started working as a fashion photographer and in 2010 she founded Dark Soul Dance Theatre. She usually works interdisciplinarily, combining dance, theatre, improvisation, visual arts, live music, fashion, photography, film and much more. Interested in sharing ideas and in an exchange of a creative energy, she often invites artists from different backgrounds to work together to develop an idea and generate many different “art-products” in the same project.
With her theatre she made 12 productions so far and is performing in London and around England. She is also hosting Dark Soul events at the Vibe gallery, which falls under the idea of interdisciplinary collaboration and creating whole new art dimension.