OSMOSIS:: Poznan–Berlin

osmosis 18-25 May, 2014
Zamek Cultural Center, Poznań, Poland.


OSMOSIS:: Poznań – – Berlin – laboratory focused on relation of the sound and physical movement, exchange between Berlin and Poznań based artists, culminating with two public performances on May 24th and 25th.

The lab is intended for both musicians and dancers to experiment and question the physicality of sound, the sonic dimension of movement, the role of energetic waves in both mediums, and how these aspects influence each other within the compositional process. 
The project engages in a dialogue between performance oriented research and experientially focused exploration. The concluding performances contextualize the laboratory within the physical and public spaces of Poznan, and bring our attention to the circumstantial nature of artistic creation.
This project echoes a previous project Friv Move led by Marta Romaszkan and Patryk Lichota in the Zamek Cultural Center of Poznan 2013/2014 (http://www.zamek.poznan.pl/sub,en,366,friv-move-castle.html). As in Friv Move, the present project focuses on the encounter between musicians and dancers, but also aims to expand this encounter by including researchers based in Berlin as well as Poznan, thereby facilitating new collaborations among the experimental artists’ community and supporting the cultural exchange between the two neighboring cities.


The lab will be divided into two parts, the first half, the mornings, will be lead by the dancer and musician Manon Parent. She will propose a common physical practice worked out in order to bring each individual into a specific state of awareness and availability to sensations. This will be an opportunity to feel, see, hear, in depth. 

The second half will be dedicated to experimentations somehow more « in-situ », where artists can try out ideas, collaborate with each other and reflect on different questions on the subject of composition and/or elaboration of improvisational structures, such as : how do the use of these two mediums informs structural choices, and how can they support each other ?
We believe that the morning practice and its experiential dimension will open new perspectives in each artist’s way to create work.

The residency will conclude with two public performances in two distinct venues of Poznan. These venues will be established prior to the residency and visited by the participants at the beginning of the week. 

The awareness of the body established through the morning practice includes an awareness of the physical environment; the space acts on the body. The exploration of improvisational and compositional methods and structures of the afternoon involves a conscious engagement with the place; the body acts on the space. Consequently, the laboratory and the culminating performances are implicitly site-specific, the result of a fundamentally circumstantial research.

May 18th – 24th laboratory work
May 24th, 19.00 – performance at Zamek Cultural Center
May 25th – 2nd performance ZAKŁAD, ul. Wawrzyniaka 39

List of Participants:


Adam Goodwin (USA) – contrabass
Irene Cortina Gonzales (Spain) – dancer, choreographer
Patrick Faurot (USA) – choreographer, performance artist, saxophonist
Michiyasu Furutani (Japan) – actor, dancer
Amélie Legrand (France) – cellist
Manon Parent (France) – dancer, violinist


Weronika Cegielska – dancer, choreographer, performance artist
Justyna Chaberek – dancer, actress, vocalist
Michał Biel – saxophonist
Tomasz Szczepaniak – percussionist
Marta Romaszkan – dancer
Karolina Wasilewska – musician, vocalist, performer
Maja Ziarkowska – actress, performer
Piotr Korsak – percussionist

contact: friv.move@gmail.com

Manon Parent

Zamek Cultural Center

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