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Sunny Sunday

(Last But Not Last)

On a sunny Sunday, 2016, in a little church, in a little town in Poland, a very strange wedding took place. It gathered the living with the dead, fiction with reality, politics with fairy-tale… 

Based on a true event, the Lebanese artists Lina Majdalanie and Rabih Mroué explore these hybrid, eclectic narratives and imageries at work in today political discourses in Poland, trying to investigate their socio-political mechanisms and economic interests.

 

Marta Keil and Grzegorz Reske invited the two artists to think together on the affects that are produced and reproduced in contemporary right wings governance and Neo-nationalist ideology. Through this weird event of Sunday 2016, Last but not last tackles the case of political shifts in Poland that seems to reflect broader changes in European societies, and far beyond.

 

Concept, direction, performance:

Lina Majdalanie, Rabih Mroué 

Curators, dramaturgs: 

Marta Keil, Grzegorz Reske (ResKeil)

Curatorial consultation:

Katarzyna Wielga

Drawings:

Georges Khoury (Jad)

Special thanks to:

Denise Ackermann, Asa Horvitz, Agnieszka Jakimiak, Marta Jalowska, Łukasz Jaskuła, Joanna Krakowska, Jens-Dag Kemser, Andrzej Leder, Karolina Maciejaszek, Szymon Maliborski, Agnieszka Morawińska, Aleksandra Muzińska, Fredy Peccerelli, Krzysztof Pijarski, Marie Rault, Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz, Hazem Saghieh, Magda Staroszczyk, Ines Weizman and Forensic Architecture, Frauke Wetzel, Theresa Wünsch and all teams of coproducers 

 

Production: 

Performing Arts Institute, Warszawa

Hellerau. European Centre for the Arts, Dresden

Schauspiel Leipzig.Residenz, Leipzig

 

Premiere:

20 March 2020, Schauspiel Leipzig, Residenz in der Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

Next presentations:

21, 27, 28 March, Schauspiel Leipzig.Residenz in der Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

4, 5, 6 June, HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts, Dresden

photo by Aleksandra Matlingiewicz