POLISH GIRLS RULE THE WORLD
Ewelina Guzik and Kaya Kołodziejczyk
with photos and video by Raphael Zubler
Opening reception: Saturday, 12.06.2010, 18:00-21:00
Live Performance 19:00, 20:00
Exhibition open until 10.07.2010
Heppen Transfer is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Pipilotti Rist who for more than twenty years has been playing a significant role on the international contemporary art scene. Rist is best known for her seductive dream-like video installations and richly colored images.
The exhibition will include videos that are central to Rist's work such as I Want to See How You See (or a portrait of Cornelia Providoli), 2003 in which she explores the macrocosm of humanity in a lyrical tale played over images of a person where each body part symbolically represents an area of the world and a subtle confrontation of reality and imagination in Aujourd’hui (I Couldn’t Agree With You More), 1999.
Exhibition will also include a video being specially produced for Heppen Tranfer, filmed in our premises by a Swiss photographer Raphael Zubler during live performances of two polish dancers invited to the project by Pipilotti Rist - Ewelina Guzik and Kaya Kołodziejczyk - to projection of a poetic piece, Homo Sapiens Sapiens by Rist, in which two women (Ewelina Guzik and Danish actress Gry Bay) create a seductive atmosphere of sensuality. The original video was made for the ceiling of the church of San Stae in Venice during Venice Biennale in 2005.
Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962) – lives and works in Zürich and the mountains of Switzerland. She likes red beets, her favorite number is 54, and her real name is not Pipilotti. Since emerging on the international art scene in the mid-’80s, Rist has had numerous solo and group exhibitions and is one of the most celebrated video artists working today.
Ewelina Guzik (b. 1977, Kraków) – Polish dancer, performer and actress, lives in Zurich. Rist’s muse and on-screen alter ego since 2005. She plays in various works: Homo Sapiens Sapiens, À la belle étoile, Gravity Be My Friend, Lungenflügel, A Liberty Statue for Löndön. She also is the main character in Pepperminta, the feature film by Rist.
Kaya Kołodziejczyk (b. 1981) – Internationaly active Polish independent performer and dancer. She’s the founder of the informal U/LOI Universal Law Of Impermanence group. Graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, National School of Ballet in Warsaw and currently at the MA studies at HfMDK in Frankfurt am Main.
Raphael Zubler (b. 1972, Zurich) – photographer, lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.