Iza Tarasewicz: The Rumble of a Tireless Land
*Festive opening hours*
Tramway is closed from 24 December 2022 until 3 January 2023 inclusive. We will reopen as normal on 4 January 2023.
OPEN Tuesdays to Fridays 12 to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 to 6pm
Working from her home - a farm in the small village of Koplany in Eastern Poland, artist Iza Tarasewicz (B.1981) utilizes raw materials and rural systems of production to create complex spatial installations that draw connections between cellular, social, agricultural, and celestial interactions.
At Tramway Tarasewicz traces her own agricultural origins, creating a new body of work inspired by folk traditions and the circular relationships between protest, farm labour, dance, rhythm, and collectivity in rural communities. This expansive installation consists of fragments of retro agricultural machines that have fallen out of use, abandoned as the chain of modern production has shifted due to progressing ecological catastrophe or as with the current situation in Ukraine, War. Re-invigorated in the gallery, they form their own alternative community and culture, inspired by punk machinery, turbo whirls, folk practices, craft and the cyclical rhythms of rural labour.
This exhibition was accompanied by a new work from Polish dancer and choreographer Pawel Sakowicz. The Rumble Performance responds to Tarasewicz's work and was realised with three Glasgow-based dancers. It was first performed in the gallery space at the preview, repeated on Saturday 22 October and Saturday 5 November.
Performed by Aniela Piasecka, Hayleigh Smillie, and Daniel Navarro Lorenzo
Sound mix by Gediminas Rimeika
Supported by Creative Scotland and the Henry Moore Foundation
With thanks to Gunia Nowik Gallery, Warsaw and Croy Nielsen, Vienna
The Rumble of a Tireless Land, Tramway, 2022. Photo by SNS
Film by Natalie McGowan