Dom
2019 – 2021

Performance | 45 min
Installation

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Text: Wiktoria Synak | Adaptation and direction: Wiktoria Synak and Erwan Augoyard | Performing: Wiktoria Synak, Olga Wyszkowska, Anouk Boyer  Mazal | Stage manager: Daniel Zduniuk

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• In the slide show you might see a selection of photographs, two video stills from the performance (Été 78, Brussels, 2020) and installation views from FoMu, Antwerp, 2020. •

 

Dom (Polish for “house/home”) deals with the love/hate relationship Synak has with her country of origin Poland. Synak left Poland in 2013 to study visual arts in Amsterdam, Marseille and Brussels. It is her departure from Poland and arrival in Brussels that form the basis for Dom. Synak mixes autobiographical facts with autofiction by combining her own intimate stories with those of her protagonists, people from the Polish working class living in Belgium. It’s a story about male and female forces, about the creation, cleaning and destruction of houses, but above all is Dom an essay on the symbolic function of one’s Mother Nation.