The great Mira - silkscreen print

Part of my Master Scenography at Central Saint Martins in London was an overseas placement in Krakow, Poland.

We worked at the Cricoteka: "Center for the documentation of the art of Tadeusz Kantor". (Kantor was a famous Polish painter, assemblage artist, set designer and theatre director. Kantor is renowned for his revolutionary theatrical performances in Poland and abroad.)

The piece, A funeral for Don Quixote, was developed during a workshop using Tadeusz Kantor’s methodology, creating the dramaturgy through the use of objects and space.

The leading actress was Mira Rychlicka. She was one of the main actresses in Tadeusz Kantor’s company CRICOT 2. She worked with Kantor since his first performances and delivered the seminal role of Tumor in the Dead Class. She also performed leading roles in Wielopole Wielopole, Let the Artist Die, I shall never return and Today is my Birthday. She returned to stage two years ago after long years of absence after Kantor’s death.

After the first performance of A funeral for Don Quixote, the show took off: we were invited to play during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival of 2007 and afterwards in London.

Not long after the last show the famous Polish actress Mira Rychlicka sadly died .

For me she has been a great inspiration: she was one of the best actresses I have even seen. I am very proud to have worked with her and I think of her often.

In her memory I have made a series of silkscreen prints.

Silk screen print 39x39 cm

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