“Scream. Stand up for your rights ”Jana Shostak, Komuna Warszawa. This is not a comedy, but another expression of helplessness
The creation of Shostak was widely noticed, here and there the dress dominated the message – wrongly perceived as an award-winning work of art. “Success of one of the Belarusian opposition websites” for an art competition in Poland.
– It can be maliciously spelled that our best journalists are simply imprisoned, says Jan Shostak from “Wyborcza”. “Dress won” A review than that someone has something to say, that as an artist I efficiently use mass media to express the message.
The rest of the sales won’t report screams – screams will occur, sparked, seem flashy and powerful. Shostak shouted, among others at the Belarusian embassy in Warsaw and at the capital’s offices in the capital. In the European Parliament, it was repeated by Bartosz Bielenia, who launched the occasion to receive the acting awards.
Yell at the premiere
Jana Shostak 29 years old, has lived in Poland since 12. In artistic work you use your own, access, helmet, biography, you must have problems with the media. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and Warsaw – here and there she studied intermedia. Now he is doing a doctorate at the University of Arts in Poznań. For few years she participated in miss contests, by paying attention to her message – and undermining their conservative framework. As part of the competition, the form of payment includes various performances – e.g. by introducing Kacper Sobieralski, the winner of the Mister Gay Poland title to the stage of one of such events.
Shostak – who learns Polish from her grandmother – also works a lot on the language. Prom place “nowak” or “immigrant” after the gala of the Minister of Culture of bodybuilding in PiS-owska Wanda Zwinogrodzka for culture Wanda Zwinogrodzka to culture – a film recording of meetings and confrontations with a politician was a created work, shown, among others at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle at the exhibition “Jokes with jokes”, as well as her struggle with miss competitions. In 2020, she shouted at Morawiecki when the prime minister appeared in public with Swietłana Cichanouska in Krakowskie Przedmieście.
Still working at the basics
In perception, it has disappeared as a mono-ethnic Poland, it is seen and awarded as suppliers. In the 29-year history of Polityka’s Passports, he is the fourth winner. Ivan Vyrypaev (2012, theater) and director Magnus von Horn (2015, film).
Has the award changed anything in Shostak’s life? An artist from Belarus says today: – The Passport of “Polityka” real can influence the perception of work as a real one. To the most important award that can be obtained in visual arts in Poland. , director.
Comedy or tragedy?
Shostak gave her partially improvised show based on biographical threads in Komuna Warszawa, subtitled “Put in place for your rights”. Main title to “Krzykucha”. It is wrong, because Jan Shostak does not scream with theatrical scenes.
In salilized for a typical club, with stylized comedy clubs at the tables and a story about the podium, Jana Shostak in a play, about two characters, which appeared in her performances in miss competitions. But also about how companies operating in Poland still do business with Belarusian, which are to be the subject of news about news and additions, about Łukasz’s ruthless moments and repressions, and finally – about full-time, providing support for the repressed, activism that has long limited the borders conventionally understood “art”. And about growing fatigue.
How does the stand-up from Komuna Warszawa differ from what Jana Shostak usually does in her art? The artist explains: – I do not rehearse what I do with the methods. As my promoter says: art is what you do and then you wonder why you will do it; or you leave it to the audience, maybe the critics. My work is a reaction to what is happening. But in Komuna I have a script to make the story better. I treat it a bit like preparing for my film debut, the documentary comedy “Miss Polonia”, which I am co-directing with Jakub Jasiukiewicz.
The essayist and writer Renata Lis yes she told in “Dwutygodnik” about his impressions of “Screamers”: “Jana Shostak’s monologue is not funny, unless we include laughter in the comedy category as defensive against something that cannot be endured or carried away in any way. This kind of comedy is actually a tragedy disguised as clownish clothes. Perhaps also a way to liberate your savings. ”I am quoting these words because they convey the essence of Shostak’s theatrical performance – which is as much in the ranking as the beginning of helplessness.
The premiere of “Krzykucha” and we are. So she asks Jany Shostak, what has changed during these four sessions, or whether the website is with us. Managing the time of helplessness becomes greater – To ambivalence – he replies – one is helpless, because neither in Belarus nor Poland Neither in Kazakhstan nor in Russia’s Ukraine the situation is getting better, but on the other hand, hope is improving, because more and more people do not agree to what is happening.