Through the [S]object: Wrocław’s Blue Trams
This research is about how objects in the quotidian (Polish: w codzienności) of a given city’s public space can perform on Hania as a dancer & choreographer and on her practice. The “quotidian” is understood here as what’s daily, repetitive, normal. She has been working in Wrocław, Poland with blue trams as objects because for her, they are an everyday, repetitive Wrocław sight, both currently and historically.
Her process has been aimed at de-centering the human primacy over these objects - a primacy also normally possessed within artist-object relationships - in search of what effect this could have on her artistic practices. Hania’ s theoretical positioning draws on discourses about agency, nature cultures, subject object dichotomies, and the relationship between improvisation and listening.
Her performance Moving Between FONTYS NORTH and FONTYS SOUTH is a modest attempt to transpose to a Tilburg context some of what Wrocław’s blue trams journey have performed on her.
To the Oggel Family, Ontmoetingskerk Tilburg, and Tilburg Connect for their selflessness, friendship, and heart for international students. To the Tilburg University Sports Center, to Ruud van Winkel & Aikido Tilburg. To Anne Lene and to my collegues, faculty, and program staff for the year working together. To my parents for loving me from afar and Steven Iannacone for believing in me probably more than anyone. All glory be to God.