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Agata Siniarska - Performing lecture

Agata Siniarska - Performing lecture (Poland)
November 6, 2016, 5 p.m.

Free entrance

“What would be our reality if we could see all the things we cannot see? What would be its intensity, its image, its taste? Would it be one reality, or shall I say realities?

If we might say that reality is the state of relations, the invisible is a huge part of it. This part that many times is called zero or nothing. Zero may mean nothing to the Western world, but this has nothing to do with the way it works. If zero is supposed to signify a hole, a space, or a missing piece, and one is the sign of positivity, digital machines turn these binaries around. Zero is something, though not some quality, which is what usually we mean by 'thing'.

Zero was always something very different from the sign which has emerged from the West's inability to deal with anything which, like zero, is neither something in particular nor nothing at all. And it is certainly the case that, with or without the signs that represent them as inert negativities, holes themselves are never simply absences of positive things. This is purely analytical myth. Nothing is just as much a particle as what passes through it...these are not absences, spaces where there should be something else. Holes are charged particles running in reverse. For the quantum physicist, holes are not the absence of particles but particles traveling faster than speed of light.

Being and not being aware, we are living in entangled webs, we are not individual, separate entities: we live between discourses, other entities, languages – everything is crossing our 'established' borders. Reality does not run along the neat straight lines of the printed page. Definitely not this one. I am porous, I cannot be sure of any borders: borders of my thoughts, emotions, imagination, finally physical borders. Uncontrollable interaction between me and the others. I am a part of a huge collective. I cannot claim any ownership. The way I think, I feel, I am aware, I am not aware, I know, I work – this is just simply entanglement of forces, some of them hidden from the public display, some of them stolen, some of them unconsciously taken.” (Agata Siniarska)


Agata Siniarska makes works within formats of performances, events, practices, lectures, videos, others. Having given a chance to different kinds of theatrical forms, having studied choreography, currently she devises feminist fun studies and cultivates her yearnings for language and writing, and cinema and animation in the scope of her practices. She is a founding member of Female Trouble – a friendship based collective revolving around identity, body, feminisms, pleasure, affirmation and love. Addicted to fiction, she conducts her investigations, fashioning herself as a tool of rhetoric, through the cultural structures inscribed to her. Every action she makes, fueled by the energy of profound theoretical hesitancy, she approaches with passion and intense fascination, acting many times not alone but in the company of many exquisite adventures.


This event is part of "RE//Dance", the pilot edition of the Regional Choreography Biennale, curated by Iulia Popovici, and by Marta Keil and Goran Injac, as co-curators, which will take place between November 1 and November 6, 2016, and will include shows and performances from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania.

East European Performing Arts Platform/EEPAP (Poland) is the co-organiser of the first Regional Choreography Biennale, and Mladinsko Gledališče Ljubljana (Slovenia) is the institutional partner.

All the events in “RE//Dance” – the Regional Choreography Biennale will take place at the Stere Popescu hall on Mărăşeşti Boulevard 80-82. The tickets for the shows and performances cost 25 lei (full price) or 15 lei (reduced), while the entrance to the connected events (“How to Make a Biennial Festival with 100 Euros and 1.000.000 Euros”, the EEPAP round table and Agata Siniarska’s lecture) is free.

Tickets can be purchased online from or from the Stere Popescu hall before the show.