Identity Problem Group

IP Group

Identity Problem Group is an interdisciplinary artistic collective, combining visual and performing arts as well as dramaturgy with architecture, video and soundart.

IP Group’s domain is improvisation grounded in devised theatre, transmedia activities, performance art, multimedia installations and film. IP endorses activities at the periphery of art and theoretical practice and discourse, opening up to various fields of creative thought and daily life, as well as focusing on the creative process expressed via methodological work, laboratory activities and artistic creation.

Selected Projects

Akropolis

Akropolis

  • Theatre: 2013

 

AKROPOLIS
The Old National Theatre in Kraków
premiere: 30.11.2013

director ŁUKASZ TWARKOWSKI [IP]
adaptation & dramaturgy ANKA HERBUT [IP]
set design PIOTR CHOROMAŃSKI [IP]
music BOGUMIŁ MISALA [IP]
video JAKUB LECH [IP] & KAROL RAKOWSKI
light design BARTOSZ NALAZEK
costumes MARTA STOCES mizBeware & Julka Porańska
video assistent KONRAD KAROLCZYK

cast BOGDAN BRZYSKI, IWONA BUDNER, MAŁGORZATA GAŁKOWSKA, MAŁGORZATA HAJEWSKA-KRZYSZTOFIK, ZBIGNIEW KALETA, PAWEŁ KRUSZELNICKI, MARTA OJRZYŃSKA, ZBIGNIEW RUCIŃSKI, MAŁGORZATA ZAWADZKA

Treating Wyspianski’s postdramatic text as a hard drive, from which one could read snippets of biblical and mythological stories fundamental to European culture, the authors of „AKROPOLIS” send their piece into the future. From the given data every scenario is possible. In a post-apocalyptic landscape with an omnipresent digitalization in the background, the boundary between what is human and synthetic, between organic tissue and electronics becomes blurred: a syphilis virus that was slowly destroying Wypianski at the turn of XIX and XX century, now has mutated into a computer virus preventing the correct reading of data, but allowing to single it out. Through technology and multimedia the audience is provoked to appoint new meanings in old structures over and over again. „AKROPOLIS” – the highest point of the city – in Twarkowski’s performance looses its geographical meaning and is interpreted as a human mind with an intellectual potential and with its own magnetic field. In such a labyrinth the authors of „ACROPOLIS” try to find the answer to the question of humanity’s boundaries. And, just like Żiżek, they are more interested in the reality of the virtuality rather than virtual reality.

Artistic City Trips

Artistic City Trips

  • IP Media Urban Space: 2013

Artistic City Trip as a part of Krakow Theatrical Reminiscences Festival
premiere: 16.10.2013

concept ANKA HERBUT [IP]
soundscape BOGUMIŁ MISALA [IP]
voice JOANNA WOŹNICKA & MARIAE ŚMIAROWSKA
artistic interventions CLEMENS BEHR, GREGOR GONSIOR, FABIEN LÉDÉ, ZAPRUDER [NADIA RANOCCHI & DAVID ZAMAGNI]

The city is the source of inspiration and the food for thought. Inherently psychoactive, erases the border between truth and
illusion, mixing up the documentary with the mockumentary. It stimulates the senses, alters the consciousness and triggers
the psychedelic associations. ARTISTIC CITY TRIP gets off the beaten track and into the sideways. It gives the voice to the city
peripheries and the urban underdog mythology. It gets immersed in the psychogeography & listens to things which usually
pass unnoticed. Finally, it calls upon alternative histories.

Kliniken / Love is colder than…

Kliniken / Love is colder than…

  • Theatre: 2012

Polski Theatre in Wrocław premiere: 29.04.2012

director ŁUKASZ TWARKOWSKI [IP]
dramaturgy ANKA HERBUT [IP]
set design PIOTR CHOROMAŃSKI [IP] & ŁUKASZ TWARKOWSKI [IP]
music BOGUMIŁ MISALA [IP]
video JAKUB LECH [IP] & BARTOSZ NALAZEK
light design BARTOSZ NALAZEK
costumes MARTA STOCES mizBeware & JULKA PORAŃSKA

cast MARCIN CZARNIK, MARIUSZ KILJAN, DAGMARA MROWIEC, BARTOSZ PORCZYK, HALINA RASIAKÓWNA, TERESA SAWICKA, KATARZYNA STRĄCZEK, ADAM SZCZYSZCZAJ, JOANNA WOŹNICKA, MARTA ZIĘBA

The protagonists of KLINIKEN /LOVE IS COLDER THAN… make up one organism and speak one monologue written for many voices. The neurotic figures in Norén’s KLINIKEN become characters of cult German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s imagination. There are lovers whose life is determined by mad politics; there are terrorists from RAF and Socialist Patients’ Collective members fighting for freedom; there’s one actress who wants to play in the film and other who wants to be kidnapped; there is a suicide who reads Schopenhauer and – last but not least – there is compulsion of acting above all. Film enviruses reality. The space thus creates is outside social, political, and emotional norms. It is an asylum for people with overtaxed sensitivity who desperately desire another world and another self. Life is a battle and not an illness which must be diagnosed and treated: no one here is ill and everyone is lonely.

TEASER
shots / edit / FX – JAKUB LECH
music – BOGUMIŁ MISALA

dIP

dIP

  • Multimedia Performance: 2013

concept JAKUB LECH [IP] & BOGUMIL MISALA [IP]

premiere: 11.05.2013 during 15 edition WRO Media Art Biennale

Audiovisual performance, in which three random streams: word, music and image, provoke a perceptual game. Their cognitive habits removed, both the artist as well as the spectator activate a new process of coding and decoding meanings.

The flow of data:

1. word generator

2. speech synthesizer

3. processing audio samples | building video samples

4. confrontation: exchange of image | sound data

5. randomization of built structure

6. building of synchronized structure

7. live performance

use | less

use | less

  • Installation: 2013

USE | LESS
installation presented in the old Ballestrem Palace as part of the Rings of Saturn exhibition during the 15th edition of the WRO Media Art Biennale.

conception PIOTR CHOROMAŃSKI [IP], ŁUKASZ TWARKOWSKI [IP]
music BOGUMIL MISALA [IP]

09.05 – 16.06.2013

Multimedia installation (2013, 40′, loop) using sound wave interference with an object. The video material is the result of a sinusoidal wave recording and the actual vibration of the objects. USE | LESS has a site-specific character to its activity, the foundation of which is the actual exhibition space. In this case, the starting points were the bookcases hidden in the recesses of the wall of the Wroclaw Ballestrem Palace, which were filled with glass jars, as well as the sound generated by the movement between the glass surfaces.

video editing, camera: Jakub Lech

PP (Porn Poetics)

PP (Porn Poetics)

  • Movie: 2012

PP is a short film by IP Group created as part of the „Poetic Encounters” project @6th Zebra Poetry Film Festival 2012 (Berlin).

Director: Łukasz Twarkowski
Production: Dominika Kluszczyk
Music: Bogumił Misala
Cinematography: Bartosz Nalazek & Jakub Lech
Film Editing: Bartosz Nalazek & Jakub Lech
GFX: Jakub Lech

poem used in the movie: ALGORITHMENSCH. DUNKELRAUM by Christian Filips
translated by: Christian Filips & Ann Cotten

CAST: Bartosz Nalazek, Anna Sandowicz, Łukasz Twarkowski

 

Farinelli

Farinelli

  • Theatre: 2011

 

FARINELLI

Based on Anka Herbut and Bartosz Porczyk’s text FARINELLI inspired by the phenomenon of Farinelli.

Polski Theatre in Wroclaw premiere: 18.06.2011

director LUKASZ TWARKOWSKI [IP]
dramaturgy ANKA HERBUT [IP]
set design PIOTR CHOROMANSKI [IP] & LUKASZ TWARKOWSKI [IP]
music BOGUMIL MISALA [IP]
video JAKUB LECH [IP]
cinematographer BARTOSZ NALAZEK
costumes GREGOR GONSIOR
light design WOJCIECH PUS
cast BARTOSZ PORCZYK & KACPER KURYS

FARINELLI is a mental installation and an attempt at recreating a portrait of the greatest eunuch of ,th century opera. Amidst shards of identity, which appear successively on stage – figures of Father, masculinity steeped in femininity, residual images from childhood and socialization processes – it is impossible to find the center and all that remains is wandering around the edges of identity. FARINELLI experiments with the living tissue of the body, the actor and art.

IP#21

IP#21

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IP#21

(2013, 20% loop) bi-channel performance to camera concept IP GROUP

On December 2; 2012, the artists of the IP Group hid in the Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, which is located in an air-raid shelter whose cement walls are 14:21 cm thick. This activity was a reaction to the approach of the end of the world, as announ-ced in the media. It was also an attempt at creating conditions within the minds of the participants that accompanied such extreme experiences.

 

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