Scena Plastyczna KUL @en
Leszek Mądzik @en
Everybody or somebody close to us Leaves. The emotional bond between Tadeusz Różewicz and his Mother affected me deeply. Witnessing the last moments of her life, a very emotional process, filled with love and uncertainty whether he has done everything for her. This awareness annoys him constantly Mother’s eyes penetrate even stronger when she is not there any more. I was looking for an apt image of this space and drama
Scena Plastyczna, a theatre company based at the Catholic University of Lublin was founded in 1970 by Leszek Madzik, then an art history student . The first production Ecce Homo had a spoken text and its theatrical space was built with flat paintings inspired by Gothic art. In the productions that followed Births, Supper, Fibres Leszek Mądzik resigned from words and plot, replacing them with visual space, dynamics of movement and expression of visually transformed bodies. Icarus is considered to be a turning point in the history of the company. Following the elimination of words, the role of an actor was reduced considerably. In Leszek Mędzik’s theatre actor ceased to ‘play’. His function can be best defined as his co-existence with matter on stage, feeling it and exposing in such a way that it becomes a substance of action. Bringing an object to life and making an actor an object is not a paradox, but a part of the Leszek Mądzik’s philosophy, looking for humbleness in art. Just like the rejection of colour, for since the premiere of Moisture black is a canvas on which ‘liveimages’ painted with light, the basis for dramatic tension in performances, are brought to life. Each premiere realized by Leszek Madzik is connected with new limitations, reductions and next steps into darkness and mystery. Only
thanks to his ascetic approach one can touch upon problems which cannot be subjected to words and disclosed in full light in front of the big audience.