Theater of Three Imaginations: „Word u kraЇni”
photo: Yulia Krivich
Trying to find the right words to express what is unspeakable – the cruelty of war, the experience of eradication and being a refugeee – is an enormous challenge. Can the intimate, the poetic, the metaphoric, become a form of resistance and an act of dissent? Today, poetry demands our memory, anger and solidarity because in times of war the critical content and social life of poetry are inseparable.
We invite everyone – those who experienced being a migrant or a refugee, as well as those who want to be together with us in this difficult time – to the second iteration of the Theater of Three Imaginations listening session series. Collectively, we will experience and reorganize words, thoughts and emotions. We meet to listen to poems rooted in the Ukrainian dissident literary tradition that turns to the core of Ukrainian identity and connects intergenerational voices in an act of solidarity. We will also listen to poetry from Baku and open a space to share our own words of revolt, dissent and compassion.
As a voluntary “entry fee” you can bring packed food (bars, 7days, juices for children, fruits etc.) that we will later deliver to rail stations and refugee crisis centers in Warsaw.
The “Sunflower” Solidary Community Center was set up as an emergency support initiative during the first days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Currently it functions as an open, supportive, multilingual and multicultural space. Together, we learn Ukrainian and Polish languages. We prepare meals and collect medicines and humanitarian aid. We organize workshops for children, educational activities, meetings with artists and activists. We explore Ukrainian culture and art. We share stories, experiences and skills. Sunflower is home to an international think tank that researches current infowar and contemporary geopolitics from the perspective of Eastern Europe. Together, we wait for better times and support each other, seeking for the answer to the questions of the role of art institutions in the time of war.