NOCTURNE / Marta Weronika Orlikowska
Audio drama accompanies the exhibition “Solstice. Nordic Painting 1880–1910”
It evokes romantic images of the night and comes alive in the shadow of the moonlight. Its shades animate figures standing in the twilight, painted in the chiaroscuro technique. The term ‘nocturne’ in music appears in various languages as early as the Middle Ages, together with horae nocturnae, the nocturnal part of the Liturgy of the Hours, which contains psalms and antiphons to be sung and recited between midnight and dawn. On this evening, it is the poetesses of the north who will say their prayers and address them to their mother lands, to their languages, and to their bodies.
During Marta Weronika Orlikowska's audio drama accompanying the exhibition „Solstice. Nordic Painting 1880–1910”, we will hear poems by authors such as Karin Boye, Nina Björk Arnadottir, Rósa Guðmundsdóttir, Elsa Grave, Inger Hagerup, Harriet Löwenhjelm, Aslaug Lygre, Eeva-Liisa Manner, Aila Meriluoto, Åse-Marie Nesse, Astrid Pettersson, Mirkka Rekola, Marja-Liisa Vartio, Halldis Moren Vesaas, and others.
Audio drama accompanying the exhibition „Solstice. Nordic Painting 1880–1910”.
Performance will be held both in Polish and English.
When: 2 March (Thursday), 7.30 PM
Where: Foyer of the National Museum in Warsaw
Participation: Limited number of seats/ Free tickets available at the Museum and on online.
Availability of the event: no architectural barriers
Marta Weronika Orlikowska – philologist, poetess, knitter. The author of the „Dialogues” programme on Radio Kapitał and the organizer of poetry meetings and radio dramas. She investigates the intermediality between poetry and textiles.
Picture: Vilhelm Hammershøi, „Interior with Young Woman Seen from the Back”, 1904, Randers Kunstmuseum
Exhibition strategic partner
- The EEA and Norway Grants
- Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy
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