Wavelengths and Gallery TPW are pleased to co-present a new film installation by Sharon
Lockhart, whose work explores the relationship between still and moving images and the space
between the choreographed and the natural gesture. Rudzienko
was born out of Lockhart's
long-term friendship with Milena Slowinska, a Polish girl she met during the making of her 2009
. Since 2012, Lockhart has organized several rural retreats for Milena and her
peers from a home for girls in the town of Rudzienko, where the participants experimented with
forms of thinking, movement, writing, and performance that encouraged them to articulate their
individual perspectives. As an outgrowth of these activities, Lockhart and the girls collectively
created the script for Rudzienko
and choreographed a series of scenes in which the girls' conversations
and gestures interact with the surrounding landscape. Employing a unique structure for its
English-language subtitles — one that proposes a new consideration of the dynamics between
image and language — Rudzienko
introduces spectators to the lives of these young women as they
openly explore their own understandings of agency, selfhood, and expression.
Presented in collaboration with Gallery TPW, September 8 –November 5.
OPENING: September 10, 2–5pm.
Images: courtesy of the artist; Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; neurgerriemschneider, Berlin.