TRANSIT MONUMENTAL – Droga Niepodległości
TRANSIT MONUMENTAL – Droga Niepodległości stages an objet trouvé 10 meters in length and 500 kilos in weight as a monument in order to get in touch with presentations and utopias of a European nation. Inspired by the ancient tradition of states presents and with the self-imposed mission of offering this monument to different representative persons and groups in Poland, K.A.U. and polish director Małgorzata Wdowik travel with it through different regions from Munich to Warsaw.
Free and independent, from pubs to sports fields along the way, staged festivities and ceremonies were celebrated, filmed and sent back to SPIELART as Road-Movie-messages. In Munich the ones who stayed at home were witnessing the current events. Arrived in Warsaw, TRANSIT MONUMENTAL staged a congress about the polish independence day against the backdrop of the monument. People who make an appearance on the independence day were gathered on a theatre stage. They were asked to present their performances of national consciousness and their utopia about the controversial Marsz Niepodległości.
Seven road-movie-episodes and live-recordings of the congress in Warsaw and the good-bye-event in Munich tell the story of TRANSIT MONUMENTAL. (scroll down to watch)
Press: Sueddeutsche Zeitung
Actor: Romuald Krężel
Music: Johannes van Bebber
Technology: Alexander Buers
Video: Nina Wesemann / Dino Osmanovic
Cut: Gudrun Gruber
Video/Livestream: Maciej Thiem
IT-Realisation: Alexander Foremny
Translation episodes: Emmilou Rößling, Jan Tage-Kühling
Translation congress: Emilia Pienicka, Romuald Krężel
Producers: SPIELART-Festival (New Works and Art in Resistance).
Coproduction: Komuna // Warszawa / Teatr Powszechny / Foundation for Public Space Research TU Warsaw
With support of: Berlin Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten / Goethe-Institute / Instytut Adama Mickiewicza / Hessische Theaterakademie / Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen München / Deutsch-Polnische Gesellschaft München e.V.