181 — 1: Interrogation pt. 3

We were thinking, that we never are, but we are always becoming. Thinking about who we’re becoming to them - about who they’re becoming to us. We were thinking of this tension between us which has never existed before and no-one can recall when it emerged. Tension, relation, electricity, difference, dependency. Group, community, emotion, relation, experience. Reciprocity, relation, group, identity, purpose, chaos. Hospitality, sensibility, relation, courage, reflection, resolution, hate, hope. Fear, care, relation, integration. Misfortune, border, performance, telephony, politics, relation, border. We thought of all those things. How do I know I am myself, she is herself, he is himself — unless they tell me so. Unless you tell me who you are, you don’t exist. Unless I command you to tell me who you are, you don’t exist. You don’t exist unless you tell your story.

We noticed, that, when it comes to violence, small and large scales do intersect. Identity — difference. Present day — history. Human — human. Privilege — obligation. Tall — short. Feminine — masculine. European — non-European. Boss — employee. Landlord — the help. System — CV. Polish — not Polish. Exception — rule. Facebook — LinkedIn. Stable — liquid. iPhone 5s — Nokia 3310. Artist — craftsman. Vulnerability — success. On crutches — on skis. Clerk — petitioner. To interview — to be interviewed. To persecute — to be persecuted. To interrogate — to be interrogated.

We asked ourselves the questions: can I become my story if I repeat it numerous times? Does future, well-being, mobility depend on how I tell my story? If I have to tell my story, who do I become in the process? Is it possible to tell the exact same story twice? Does identity become upon one's request? Does life exist beyond immigration status?”

Interrogation — Performance​was created for the ​Atlas of Transitions — New Geographies for a Cross-Cultural Europe f​estival in Bologna — a three-year international project exploring intercultural exchange between European citizens and newcomers through performing arts, creative processes, and collaborative research study. I​nterrogation pt. 1​premiered in March 2019. I​nterrogation pt. 3​is its continuation.

Interrogation pt. 3​lasts about 30 minutes and each time it is performed for one person. The performance takes place in Polish or English. Free of charge.

Please RSVP in advance: Stating your full name, telephone number, preferred date and time.

Performances take place on 24th, 25th and 26th of May.

Available dates and times:
May 24: 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30, 19.00; 19.30, 20.00, 20:30, 21:00; 21:30.
May 25: 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30, 19.00; 19.30, 20.00, 20:30, 21:00; 21:30.
May 26: 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30, 19.00; 19.30, 20.00, 20:30, 21:00; 21:30.

Please arrive on time.

ADDRESS: Propaganda galleryul. Foksal 11/1, Warszawa

Co-organizer: Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw.


181—1, Jakub Adamczyk, Magdalena Drąka and Tomasz W. Miśtura, this artistic collective was founded in June 2018 in Warsaw. The group experiments with various work models, creates performances to the greatest extent inspired by topics such as: future, collapse of time, in plus, recognition, rejoy, image, cleanliness, beyond, reflection. 181-1 co-created social campaigns ​Time for protest​and ​University solidarity with school​. Currently, 181-1 is developing the international​Interrogation​project, which premiered in March 2019 in Bologna.