A polyphonic manifesto for the future

A call for a choir project

Deadline for applications: 30 March 2019 or until the limit of available places is reached

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN and Biennale Warszawa would like to invite everyone to participate in a choral project led by Zorka Wollny – artist working at the intersection of music, theatre and visual arts.

The social choir for/of the future involves creating an experimental manifesto referring to the issues related to projects for the future, inclusion-exclusion, social integration, community, polyphony. We would like to invite people interested in common action  – representatives of various groups, younger and older, amateur and professional singers, women and men, immigrants, representatives of various minority and majority groups.

The manifesto will become a collection of social experiences, guidelines, directions for change, presenting the multiplicity of perspectives and experiences, but also looking for what is common, including the possibility of creating new alliances.

At the level of methodology, the action will be the attempt to face the category of a “social project” and expand the fields of participation. Despite looking for what we share, we will not be insisting on finding harmony; rather on the basis of the common rhythm and structure, we will be looking for the collective polyphony based on the individual expression, and attempts to achieve and maintain mindfulness to others. The space will emerge for chance, pauses, quiet voices.

Preludes to the final manifesto will be heard during selected Biennale Warszawa events in the form of interventions, choral commentaries. The final piece will resound on 23 June 2019 in the Biennale Warszawa main venue, as well as the public space around it.

The project Taking over the stage. A polyphonic manifesto for the future is an event realised in partnership by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN and Biennale Warszawa. The project includes a choral “manifesto for the future” as well as collectively built artistic trips around the Warsaw of tomorrow.

Project schedule

30 March 2019

deadline for applications

5-7 April 2019

introductory workshops

May 2019

workshops – Wednesday and Thursday evenings

June 2019

workshops – Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

23 June 2019

the finale

How to apply?

We cordially invite everyone interested. We do not set admission requirements; however, a basic sense of rhythm will be useful. The project is a group process – it is essential to participate in the entire course of workshops (it is possible to miss up to three meetings)

We are asking applicants to introduce themselves in a few words.

Detailed information and registration: echomicka@polin.pl