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Factory Birthday – meet Krystian Lupa and his actors

13.03.2017 at 6 pm

Published at:06.03.2017

On Monday 13 March at 6 pm MOCAK would like to invite you to meet Krystian Lupa and the actors who took part in the production Factory 2. The event will take place in the space of Live Factory 2: Warhol by Lupa. Hosting: Adrian D. Kowalski.

The discussion will take place in Polish. Free entry.

The event is related to three significant anniversaries: the twentieth anniversary of Andy Warhol’ death, ninth anniversary of the premiere of Factory 2 and the first – of the opening at MOCAK of the installation Live Factory 2: Warhol by Lupa, based on the stage set for Lupa’s production.

To commemorate all three, we invite you to the exceptional celebration of the silver era of Factory in New York, a cult set up created by Andy Warhol, and a few decades later recreated by Krystian Lupa for the purposes of his famous production. The event will be an opportunity to discuss Warhol’s legacy with the director and his cast, ask him about his current artistic plans and talk about the significance of the production and the installation at MOCAK as a symbolic legacy of the real Factory.

This was born in the same way as the idea for Factory 2. One day I came to the conclusion that there was no Factory 2, but there should be. ‘Factory’ no longer exists. I remember my impressions when I came to New York and we began to look for the place. After all, we knew the address very well, so we went to that street. That section of the street no longer exists; that building no longer exists, nor even the neighbouring houses. Everything is completely different there now. It is not even clear where this place really was and now that this place exists here, you can say that it exists in New York. It does not exist just at MOCAK; it exists in New York. There is some secret information in this place that, so to speak, leads not only to our performance but it takes one inside time.

Krystian Lupa

Krystian Lupa – theatre director, stage designer, writer and visual artist. Lecturer at the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Krakow. In his plays he examines the transformations of the contemporary spirituality in the context of socio-political conditions. His focus is the creative process and the veracity of the theatrical experience; transcending the boundaries of the theatre itself, his productions approach performance, visual arts and installation. They include The Dreamers (1988), The Brothers Karamazov (1990), Kalkwerk (1992), Auslöschung / Extinction (2001), Factory 2 (2008), Persona: Marilyn (2009), The Waiting Room (2011) and Woodcutters (2014).

Adrian D. Kowalski, event organiser – the co-ordinator of non-exhibition projects at MOCAK; a graduate of film studies at the Jagiellonian University. His area of expertise is the relationship of Virginia Woolf with the visual arts and the theory and history of film music. His articles have appeared in publications including “Dekada Literacka”, “Maska”, “Studia Orientalne”, “Muzyka”, “Polisemia” and “Zeszyty Naukowe UJ”.