Wersja polska
2018 | 2019

Grzegorz Jaremko

Theatre director; he studies at the Department of Drama Directing at the Academy of Theater Arts in Krakow, under the supervision of Krystian Lupa among others. As an assistant he cooperated with Paweł Miśkiewicz and Michał Borczuch. He made his debut with the play „Ivona, Princess of Burgundy” by Witold Gombrowicz, at the Dramatic Theatre in Wałbrzych (2017). He was also a co-author of the concept of the play „six eight” (together with Łukasz Wojtysko) created as a part of the project „Aliens at home. Around March '68” (2017) organised by TR Warszawa and and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Jaremko is a winner of the ZAiKS Authors’ Association Award at the 6th Young Director's Forum in Krakow for directing the „Cleansed” by Sarah Kane (2016). In 2017 he won the Main Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage at the 7th Young Director’s Forum and the TR Debut award for directing the „Return of Odysseus” by Stanisław Wyspiański.

On May 12, at the Lava Festival II, Jaremko will present a CRUISING UTOPIA - performative installation inspired by Kenneth Anger's „Invocation of my Demon Brother” (1969). It will be an image of civilization and sexuality filtered by a contemporary sensitivity - classical literary texts mixed with the actors' own experiences and documentary research materials. The authors will try to define contemporary escapism and take a look at the counter-cultural phenomenon of the underground. CRUISING UTOPIA is a collective project that is co-created by director Grzegorz Jaremko, playwright and the author of the script Paweł Sablik and actors: Magdalena Osińska, Mateusz Górski and Hubert Fiebig. The two key ideas for creators of the CRUISING UTOPIA are beauty and freedom. They focus on the process of shaping of the alternative communities that are born of the dreams of the avant-garde; they reflect on the issue of the outsiders’ visibility in a public space. „Cruising Utopia” will be based, among others, on fragments of „Atlantis” and „Law Book” by Aleister Crowley, Giorgio Agamben's „Nudities”, William Shakespeare's „A Midsummer Night's Dream”, José Esteban Muñoz's „Cruising Utopia”, poems by authors of the Beat Generation, interviews with Kenneth Anger and actors' improvisations.