"I will talk about forms of kinship, or rather affinity, is a more appropriate word, because it is not just about relations of blood, but about the bonds into which we, me and you, are intertwined by the human immunodeficiency virus".
Szymon Adamczak's performative lecture is devoted to the development of artistic practice in relation to HIV/AIDS in the fourth decade of the epidemic. One of the main themes of the lecture is the topic of "undetectability" - a category referring both to the level of the virus in the blood and limited visibility of HIV-related issues in the public sphere in Poland. The artist is also interested in the experience of the body constantly producing a complex (symbiotic) relationship with the virus and working with artistic genealogies, cultural heritage and self-fiction.
Szymon Adamczak, a Poznań-based theatre artist, lives permanently in Amsterdam. Member and co-founder of Kolektyw 1a Association in Poznań. He studied philosophy and art history at the MISH at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and completed a post-disciplinary master's programme for theatre practitioners, DAS Theatre in Amsterdam.
moderator: Szymon Adamczak
photo P. Szubert