22 November – 13 January 2018
Private View 21 November, 6pm
44a Charlotte Road
London EC2A 3PD
l’étrangère is pleased to present Grzegorz Stefański’s first solo exhibition in the UK, choke.
The exhibition will feature two of Grzegorz Stefański’s video installations — choke (2017) and do-over(2016) — together with restraint (2016), a photographic print created alongside the artist’s synonymous award winning video.
choke (2017), the main focus of the exhibition, canvases the movements of two Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters, who perform their routine for the camera. The slow-motion film operates as a vehicle for observation, where the entangled limbs and torsos are abstracted from their context, and their connotations are obscured. do-over (2016), similarly looks to distort the context of the gesture. The film records the sometimes violent nature of movements made by a young musical conductor, who has been asked to perform a series of musical scores from memory.
Grzegorz Stefański (b.1983, Poland) is currently completing a Masters degree at Slade School of Fine Art in London. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Photography and a Masters degree from Mirosław Bałka’s Studio of Spatial Activities. His artistic practice is located at the nexus of psychology, performance and film; primarily concerned with the human body, identity and the politics of embodiment.