Project of the butoh dancer TO-EN and the photographer Pawel Maciak



Phot. Pawel Maciak, © 2010, TO-EN Butoh Company & Pawel Maciak




Concept, choreography, dance

Images, multimedia artwork
Pawel Maciak


Tautvydas Bajarkevicius (Lithuania




Olga Scibska


Layout for poster
Piotr Marciszewski


ca. 35 min



Project Mélange is a result of a search for a common platform for the butoh dance and photography. The artists ask themselves a question about the dialog between a photographed matter and a matter of the body. They wish to create "a living photography", a notebook of the surroundings.
The merging of the butoh body and images depicting a process of decay, opens new fields of meaning. It raises the biologism of changes around us to another level.
Mélange asks a question about the identity of a contemporary body. Can the body get a new integrity? Can the body living now in the process of defragmentation reach a new dimension?  


Photography performed by Pawel Maciak comes from Metabolism series, 2004 (Rothko, Bird 2, Leftovers, Meat, Fork, Chest, Neck, Meat, Soup III, Plant 1, Reverse).



Phot. Malgorzata Taraszkiewicz


Premièred at: National Museum in Gdansk, Poland.

Performed at: Rondo Theatre in Slupsk, AUDIO ART FESTIVAL 2011 in Cracow, Orunia Station in Gdansk, Old Brewery in Poznan, Poland.


The project was supported by:

Pomeranian Parliament, textile store "Arej" in Cracow, music shop "Presto" in Gdansk, Wybrzeze Theatre, Culture Center in Slupsk – Rondo Theatre.


Thanks to: Krzysztof Pajka and Interdisciplinary Gallery in Slupsk.



Phot. emikarpowicz                      Phot. Malgorzata Taraszkiewicz





Pawel Maciak
Engaged in photography, painting, graphic, video. Author of critical articles. Musician – temporary working on a project "White deer". Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz (Graphics and Painting Department). In 1996 Maciak received graduation diploma of Prof. A. Bartczak wood-cut studio. Studied also photography, painting and typography. Maciak’s works were shown on many individual and collective exhibitions.


Tautvydas Bajarkevičius
Curator, writer and sound artist from Vilnius, Lithuania. Currently taking a position of curator of Lithuanian National Gallery of Art, he has been involved into a number of projects of contemporary visual and sound art as institutional or independent curator and coordinator ("Garso zona" Sound Zone), "Self Objects", Swedbank award exhibitions, Thomas Mann festival ("Nida"). Currently develops a continuous project "Intersections", devoted to various genres of contemporary music in a broad context. As a sound artist he regularly performs in various contexts, takes part in international workshops, collaborative projects, festivals and exhibitions. His music was released by labels Cronica (Portugal), Zeromoon (United States), True Call (Germany), Surfaces (Lithuania).


Works in the field of artistic cloth and textile design. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Interior Design Department, Krakow, Poland. oluhi was unveiled by the Warsaw store - the most - for the Tokyo based agency "Dune". It gave her a chance to produce and happily sell oluhi collections in Japan. In 2007 oluhi took part in "el boton" Mango Fashion Awards, Barcelona, and was classified among 50 designers, from all over the world, for the second stage of the competition. In 2009, together with a friend, a vj and a film producer, pani k., they showed during "off fashion week", Lodz, Poland and "Opener Music Festival", Gdynia, Poland.




Phot. Malgorzata Taraszkiewicz



Photos 2-5 © 2010, TO-EN Butoh Company



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