upcoming:
Zuza Banasińska, Myrto Vratsanou - puntWG 
Zuza Banasińska, Myrto Vratsanou - puntWG 
Double double
Zuza Banasińska & Myrto Vratsanou
24 May till 2 Jun 2024
Opening: Thursday 23 May 2024 — 18:00 till 21:00 hrs

Opening hours: Tues-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-19:00
LARP sessions: Sat 25 May & Sun 2 June 12:00-15:00

Part of the puntWG Open Call Series

‘double double’ is an exhibition and LARP (Live Action Role Play) by Zuza Banasińska and Myrto Vratsanou. The artists explore the figure of the double as a device towards non-hierarchical kinship, through a reflection on mirroring, shadowing, occupying negative space and other modes of proliferating the self. 

Doubling is treated as a methodology for story-telling and speculation, reflecting and refracting unstable identities. Mirroring becomes a way to process, relate, collaborate and become hybrid. Split pebbles and neolithic carvings lead to superimposition, glitches and other ghosts of the cinematic apparatus. The artists appropriate the method of traceology to speculate around corrosions, fissures and wounds, generating doubles as a filling compound for canonical knowledge gaps. Similar to the original yet other, these copies interrupt linearity and unearth ghostly qualities. At puntWG, Banasińska and Vratsanou construct a stage for this exploration, focusing on the story-telling potential of interpreting traces, early cinema’s doppelgangers and other projections, in the form of a film and a series of objects and drawings. 

This “stage” will be activated through 2 participatory LARP sessions, revolving around a film production dealing with corrupted footage and a missing protagonist. Participants will be invited to embody film-makers or film-characters, to reflect on what lies in the negative space of the missing hero, and what new tropes of kinship can be discovered there. 

The Live Action Role Play will be discussion-based and will be shaped by the participants themselves. It is structured as a playful, immersive way to approach theoretical and conceptual thought. No previous LARP background is required. 

The sessions will take place on 25.05 and 02.06 from 12 until 3 pm (including breaks for coffee and refreshments). If you’d like to participate, please write an email to doubledoubledouble22@protonmail.com including your name and which of the two dates you prefer. After that you will receive your character card. In the meantime, we are happy to answer any questions :] :]

Zuza Banasińska (they/them) is an artist and filmmaker from Warsaw, based in Amsterdam. In their practice, they are interested in the reproduction of images and how these enable the reproduction of systems, subjects and bodies. They approach this through a speculative (re)performance of archives within essay films and installations. They studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and Sandberg Instituut, as well as the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Their works have been shown in spaces such as the U-Jazdowski CCA in Warsaw and Dům Umění Mesta Brna, among others. Their recent film premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2024 and the 74th Berlinale, where it received the Teddy Award for best short film. 

Myrto Vratsanou (she/her) is a visual artist based in Copenhagen and Athens. Her practice revolves around the haunted, uncanny aspects of digital and material spaces. Working in drawing and sculpture, she explores material histories, fictions, and traditions. Vratsanou studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts, the Sandberg Instituut, as well as the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). Her work has been shown in spaces such as: Weltkunszimmer Dusseldorf, Temporary Gallery Cologne, Neverneverland and the Eye film museum in Amsterdam, Chisenhale Gallery London, One Minute Space and a.antonopoulou. art gallery in Athens.

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puntWG is open on weekends from 14.00 to 18.00 hrs and extra opening hours as shown above.

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