A major new film installation by American artist and filmmaker Sharon Lockhart, Rudzienko is a deeply affecting and formally inventive collaborative work made with a group of adolescent girls living at the Youth Center for Socio-Therapy in Rudzienko, Poland.

Wavelengths

Rudzienko

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 film Podwórka. 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.

ANDRÉA PICARD

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.

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