Zpigniew Warpechowski & Jerzy Beres
Sat. 4th May 2002
Sun. 5th, 12th & 19th May 2002
Having made live work since the nineteen sixties, Warpechowski
& Beres are Polands oldest exponents of performance art.
Their artistic practice is epitomised by evocations & traumas
as experienced through the often dramatic events in their native
country and Eastern Europe.
At trace: the artists will be each presenting a solo work that
will evidence the diversity and differing approaches of their practice.
While Warpechowskis work can often be disruptive and violently
cathartic, Beres evokes a rare and tranquil lyricism. Both artists
last presented work at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff in 1979. Their
show at trace: will be a very rare opportunity and welcome return
to experience first hand their generous and thought provoking actions.
"Performance cannot be defined, but it can be codified. I
know this code for me. My code of performance is only for me. Your
code can be similar, but it must be different" Zpigniew